Fauquier County Public Library

Local History & Genealogy

Finger pointing to the words Genealogy Blog 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.

Need help with your research? Email a librarian or call the Adult Reference Desk at (540) 422-8500 ext. 6862.

Databases/Premium eResources

  • Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) – Genealogy sources including censuses, vital, immigration, and military records, family histories, and legal documents
  • Ancestry for Virginians – Free remote access to select Ancestry.com materials from the Library of Virginia collections is available to Virginia residents
  • EBSCO e-books: History Collection – Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more
  • Genealogy Connect – Features a wide range of comprehensive references covering the American Revolution, Atlantic States, Family Histories and more
  • HeritageQuest – U.S. genealogical sources including census data, local and family histories, and finding aids
  • ProQuest Historical Washington Post – Full-text and full-image articles dating back to 1877


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), e-mail a librarian or call the Adult Reference Desk at (540) 422-8500 ext. 6862.

Local History & Virginia Websites

African-American Genealogy Websites

U.S. Genealogy Websites

Immigration and Migration Records

Genealogy Tutorials

Genealogy Forms