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Revision as of 15:14, 14 November 2013

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

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:
Address: 20 Boscobel Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia (in southern Stafford County near the corner of Brooke & Ringgold Roads)

  • This is not a mailing address. Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries. Feel free to call during the hours we are open if you have any questions, however.
  • The entrance to the Family History Center is at the back of the building across from the satellite dishes. Please ring the doorbell.
  • Location on Map

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


  • Tue: 10 am - 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 for Thanksgiving November 28, 2013, reopening November 30, 2013 at 10 am.
  • Closed for Christmas and New Years December 24, 2013, reopening January 2, 2014 at 10 am.
  • Center may be closed when Spotsylvania or Stafford County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please call to determine this.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered through the FamilySearch Catalog to be sent to this center.
  • 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.
  • The Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Center owns about 200 books. The list can be viewed at LibraryThing.com.

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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