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The Virginiana Room, housed in the Warrenton Library, has materials related to state and local history and genealogy, including census records, Fauquier County records and local newspapers on microfilm.

Get started with the Fauquier County Records Chart to determine what vital and court records are at the library or other locations.

Wondering what’s in our vertical files (a collection of loose documents, clippings, pamphlets, etc.)? Try our handy index.

Need help with your research?  Ask-a-librarian or call the Adult Reference Desk at (540) 422-8500 – option 2.

Databases / Premium eResources

The world's largest online collection of family records and resources, with the tools to help you put your research together; available only at the library

Features a wide range of comprehensive references covering the American Revolution, Atlantic States, Family Histories and more

American genealogical sources including census records, local and family history books, city directories, military records, wills and probate records, Freedman's Bank records, US Serial Set records, and maps and photos

Access records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who have served from the Revolutionary War onwards

View/search the digital version of the Fauquier Times Democrat (in-person only), as well as additional historical resources

Search the online database of life events (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc.) published in the Fauquier Democrat or the Fauquier Times-Democrat newspaper. 

Note to Virginia residents: The Library of Virginia subscribes to a number of current and historical newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as genealogical resources, historical maps, civil war records, encyclopedias and directories, and many other texts.  If you sign up for a Library of Virginia library card using their online registration system (requires a valid state issued driver’s license or identification card), you can gain immediate remote access to the Library’s subscription databases and catalog features requiring a login.

Indexes to Local History Resources

The following online indexes are provided as a courtesy for locating specific entries on microfilm (newspapers) and books in our collection. If you need a copy of a specific item (obituary for certain date, for example), Ask-a-Llibrarian or call the Adult Reference Desk at (540) 422-8500 – option 2.​

An index to African Americans of Fauquier County, a compilation of stories and photographs that celebrate the history of the African American community in Fauquier County, Virginia

Search the online index/database of life events (birth, death, marriage, divorce, etc.) published in the Fauquier Democrat/Fauquier Times-Democrat newspaper. The years 1905-1957, 1959-1967, 1970-1974, 1977, 1980-1983 and 1990 are indexed/completed. Additional years are in process.

The Virginiana Room vertical files include loose papers, clippings, pamphlets, etc. related to people and places of Fauquier County. To see what's included, view our online index

Local Historical Organizations

4243 Loudoun Avenue
P.O. Box 390
The Plains, VA 20198

(540)253-7488 (phone)
(540)253-5128 (fax)

Old Jail Museum
P.O. Box 675
Warrenton, VA 20188


The Germanna Foundation
P.O. Box 279
Locust Grove, VA 22508-0279

540-423-1700 (phone)
540-423-1747 (fax)

803 South Main Street
P.O. Box 951
Culpeper, VA 22701

(540)829-1749 (phone)

12187 Elk Run Road

Midland, VA 22728

(540) 422-8170

8266 East Main Street
P.O. Box 548
Marshall, VA 20116


Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219-8000

804-692-3500 (phone)

1461 Atoka Rd.
Marshall, VA 20115

(540) 687-6681

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