Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy & Historical Research

Stafford County, Virginia is a burned record county. About two-thirds of our court records were lost during the Civil War, making family and historical research in Stafford County a challenge. The Stafford County Historical Society is happy to help you with your queries pertaining to the people and places of Stafford County. Please use the form below to submit questions, and please be as specific as possible. If researching people who lived in Stafford County, birth dates and/or death dates are very helpful.

Please keep in mind that our researchers are volunteers, not paid employees. They love to help and enjoy doing the research for you. Please be patient and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Stafford Historical Figure of the Week

  • Charles Sterne (1756-1818)

    Charles Sterne (1756-1818) was the son of Francis Sterne (c.1729-1804) and was born in Stafford County, Virginia.  This branch of the Sterne family had land on the north side of Stefaniga Road (Route 648) and between that and the western side of Mountain View High School.  This farm was later called Pilgrim's Retreat and part of it is now Hunter's Pond subdivision.  Around 1789 he married Susannah Waller (1762-1834), the daughter of John Waller (1732-1753) and Mary Matthews of Stafford … Learn More

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