Friday, June 24, 2011

Deeds in Prince William County

Did you know that deeds and other land records for PWCo are complete from 1865 to the present day?  They are available at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the PWCo Judicial Center (Room 306, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20110).

Researching land records before 1865, however, can be a bit tricky.  The Clerk's Office in Brentsville was looted and vandalized during the Civil War.  From 1731 until 1865, approximately 15 deed books are known to be missing and 11 others have pages that are damaged or missing entirely.

RELIC has copies of surviving deeds on microfilm.

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