Prince William County, Virginia is rich in history. Formed in 1731, it was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II. This blog is intended as a place for descendants and researchers of PWCo families to find and share information.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Online Resources: Land Records
The Prince William County Clerk of Circuit Court Land Records Management System (LRMS) is an online database to help the general public locate a recorded document from a computer terminal. It's a great option for anyone who might not otherwise be able to visit the Courthouse in person.
Searching the index is free, but if the user wants to view or print a document there is a fee of $0.50 per image and an Internet Convenience Fee of $2.00 at the time of purchase. (If you accidentally view/print the wrong image, you will still be charged the fee. There is no refund.)
I've found the LRMS to be quite helpful in surname searches or when I don't have the book/page number of a Deed that I'm looking for.
Indexes and Images available on LRMS for Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park include, but are not limited to:
Deeds and Related Land Records - Indexes and images from Jan. 1, 1918 to present.
Fiduciaries (Wills, Probate, List of Heirs) - Indexes and images from Jan. 3, 1981 to present.
Marriage licenses – Indexes only from Jan. 1, 1981 to present.