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Historic Court Records consists of extracts, transcripts and indices of records in repository in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

NOTE: Historic Court Records contents are NOT OFFICIAL court records and are intended only for genealogical and historical research assistance.

The information presented by Historic Court Records are primarily extracts of "loose papers" - the paper trail behind Court Order Book entries. Fortunately, it appears that most "loose papers" survived the turmoil of the Civil War even though Fredericksburg changed hands a number of times and was decimated during the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. The history behind Fredericksburg's "loose papers" is complicated since a number of different courts sat in the Fredericksburg Courthouse over the years and those courts served many jurisdictions, not just Fredericksburg.

Historic Court Records provides an entry into the rich genealogical and historical research source provided by "loose papers" and other records in repository at the courthouse. All records presented herein are searchable. Please check often to see what's new.

Never Forgotten - a database of slaves memoralized in court records - has just been added as a special feature of Historic Court Records.

Disclaimer: Data provided by Historic Court Records is not official and is provided by the Historic Court Records site for genealogical and historical research purposes only. All data contained herein should be verified by obtaining a copy of the original record.

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