Alexandria City and Arlington County, Virginia, Records Index: Volume 1
Wesley E. Pippenger
This index will assist researchers in locating records of individuals within the masses of paperwork created by the various courts of the City of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia. Individual records themselves are not always indexed, rather this index identifies separate records within larger groups. This first volume includes over 25,000 entries. People who created records were often poorly educated, or simply did not have very good handwriting. Spelling in some records is very bad or far from how we now know it. Although we may know different based on other sources, the record’s spelling is preserved here as it is interpreted by the compiler. Included in this volume are entries from land taxes 1787, 1790 and 1795; land and personal property taxes 1796; personal property taxes 1795, 1796, 1798, 1799 and 1800; special census 1795, 1796, 1799, 1800 1808 and 1810; estate accounts, 1810–1850; ordinary bonds and licenses, 1802–1811, 1820–1839 and 1841–1850; Admiralty Court records, 1801–1830; the Complete Records series, 1786–1822; records of insolvent debtors, 1803–1819 and 1826–1846; land suits, 1834–1843; Orphans Court minutes, 1801–1805, 1811–1817, 1822–1830 and 1842–1847; Court of Oyer and Terminer, 1794–1800; reports of aliens, 1801–1832; and other bonds, estate records, petitions, plats, pleas, wills etc. Each entry shows subject, year of recording, and precise location of the original entry.
(2001, 2012), 2020, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 466 pp.