Historic Records Center

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Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Christopher J. Falcon
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This glossary contains words frequently found in documents in the Historic Records Center and also helps to describe the various types of records found in our collection.


This glossary was created with help from the following sources: Drake, Paul. What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New. Bowie: Heritage Books, 2003. Book; Library of Virginia. Research Notes Number 22: Chancery Cases. Richmond, June 2002. Document; Research Notes Number 29: Judgments. Richmond, June 2007. Document. Rose, Christine. Courthouse Research for Family Historians. San Jose: CR Publications, 2004. Book.

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