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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


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Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:
Address: 20 Boscobel Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia (in southern Stafford County)

  • This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers
    are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
  • Entrance to Family History Center is at the back of the building across from the satellite dish. Please ring the doorbell.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 540 361-7494 (Call during Family History Center hours)

Hours:

  • Tue: 10 am - 2 pm; 6 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed: 10 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thu: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Fri: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 3 pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed on all Federal holidays
  • Closed the week of Thanksgiving
  • Closed the last two weeks of December
  • Center may be closed when Spotsylvania or Stafford County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please call to determine this.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • The Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Center has a collection of microfilm and microfiche on indefinite loan from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.  See this list for details.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Six computers for patron use
  • One microfilm / microfiche scanner / copier
  • One flatbed scanner
  • Four microfilm readers
  • One microfiche reader

Resources in the Local Area

  • Fredericksburg Historic Court Records  - "consists of extracts, transcripts and indices of records in repository in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, Fredericksburg, VA. The information presented by Historic Court Records are primarily extracts of 'loole papers' - the paper trail behind Court Order Book entries... In addition to 'loose paper' records, Historic Court Records also contains a searchable database of early Fredericksburg Land Tax Records." Additional records include Apprenctice Records, Clerk's Order Books, Inquests, Marriage Records and others. 

  Localities:                                                                                                                        Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Westmoreland County, King George County, Caroline County

  • Central Rappahannock Heritage Center  - "The Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Inc. is a non-governmental regional archives dedicated to preserving for research and posterity materials documenting the lives and work of the people."

Fredericksburg area resources online:

rootsweb.com/~vacfrede/fbgdb.htm - Census, Land & Tax Records, Marriage Records, Government & Miscellaneous Lists, Searchable Newspapers Indexes

rootsweb.com/~vacfrede/index2.htm  - Miscellaneous information and links relating to Fredericksburg


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