A Guide to the Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collection, 1990-1993 Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collection MSS 01-03

A Guide to the Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collection, 1990-1993

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 01-03


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 01-03
Title
The Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collection, 1990-1993
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Creator
Fairfax Genealogical Society (Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
The Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collections consists of 0.5 linear feet and spans the years 1990-1993 and contains meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, and an early first draft of Volume 1 of the Fairfax Genealogical Society’s six-volume cemetery survey.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collection, MSS 01-03, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Collection assembled by Virginia Room historian/archivist Brian A. Conley who acted as a consultant on the Fairfax Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Project Publications Committee

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, December 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

Between 1973 and 1977, Jane K. Wall surveyed 96 church and family cemeteries in Fairfax County, Virginia. In the mid-1980s, the Fairfax Genealogical Society sought to update Wall’s survey by resurveying cemeteries, correcting errors, and adding cemeteries previously not recorded. The society recruited its members to walk through cemeteries and transcribe gravestones. They also assigned a Cemetery Project Publications Committee to publish a complete and updated survey. In order to ensure accuracy, the society compared and merged all of the data from Jane K. Wall’s cemetery survey, cemetery files from Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia Room, and additional resurveying that they had undertaken. The result was a six volume set of books published between 1994 through 1999 entitled Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones which contained transcriptions for over 330 burial locations.

Scope and Content

The Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Collections consists of 0.5 linear feet and spans the years 1990-1993 and contains meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, and an early first draft of Volume 1 of the Fairfax Genealogical Society’s six-volume cemetery survey. The meeting minutes are from the society’s Cemetery Projects Publications Committee; correspondence is from Diane Davis (the final editor of Volume 1); and a bound early draft of Volume 1 when Freida E. Robey was the initial editor. The early draft of Volume 1 is completely different from the final published book.

Related Material

Jane K. Wall Fairfax County Cemetery Survey Papers, MSS 01-01

Separated Material

Duplicate draft surveys of Vol. 1 were discarded


Index Terms

  • Cemeteries - Virginia - Fairfax County
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society (Va.)

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
FGS Cemetery Projects Publications Committee, meeting minutes and notes, 1990-1992
Box 1
Folder 2
Correspondence, etc. Diane Davis, editor Vol. 1., 1993
Box 1
Folder 3
Early first draft of Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Vol. 1 edited by Freida E. Robey, 1991