Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Register 1853-1880


This the first volume in a two-volume series of transcriptions of microfilm No. 68, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Births of Fauquier County, 1853-1896. The first volume in the series contains records from 1853 to 1880; the second volume contains records from 1881 to 1896. The county birth registers were based on an act passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1853: "Be it enacted by the general assembly, that from and after the first day of January eighteen hundred and fifty-four, the clerk of every county and corporation court shall keep three books, to be called, respectively, the register of marriages, the register of births, and the register of deaths."

Entries have been divided into two sections: colored, free and white; and slave. Entries for the first section include surname, given name, race/sex, date of birth, place of birth, father, father's occupation, father's residence, mother, informant, page, and line. Slave entries include given name, sex, date of birth, place of birth, owner's name, owner's residence, mother, informant, page, and line.

Patricia B. Duncan

(2008), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 392 pp.

ISBN: 9780788441868