In October 2015, the County released the first set of Prince William County Clerk's Loose Papers via an online portal. This first release of digitized copies of original documents has over 100,000 images covering a wide range of subjects, including slavery, criminal and civil cases, letters, notes, attachments, and prisoner lists.
In January 2016, PWCo Deeds prior to 1918 were added to the database.
I am very excited to announce that the website is now live and presently free to the public at the following URL:
The launch of this online archive is exciting news for historians and genealogist alike!
Literally within five minutes of searching the index of Loose Papers, I had the answer to one of my personal brick wall questions -- when did my great-grandmother Martha Lynn pass away? All I knew was that it was somewhere between the birth of her son in 1891 and the death of her mother in 1900. And suddenly, there was the answer among the online Loose Papers in a suit against the physician who attended her!
I would like to thank the Prince William County Clerk's Office for launching this project and making these priceless resources available to the pubic.
But I am especially grateful to Ron Turner and all of the other volunteers who have been working (and continue to work!) so hard to create the master index! (You folks totally rock!)