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

  • Thompson Smith Briggs (1860-1910)

    Thompson S. Briggs (1860-1910) was the son of James McDonald Briggs (1822-1900) and Louisa Marshall Smith (1828-1888) of Stafford County, Virginia.  He lived at Hampstead on Poplar Road (Route 616) and was a successful cattle farmer in Stafford.  From 1897 through 1898, he represented Rock Hill District on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors.  During the early years of the twentieth century, Thompson was in partnership with Abraham Mott Stewart (1868-1965) in a sawmill, lumber … Learn More

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