Part of the Burke Historical Society’s mission is to educate the public to perform their own historical research (local or otherwise). Below are some guides to excellent historical resources. We’ll continue to add more, so stay tuned!
Most of these guides came from our ongoing research-education series presented at Burke Centre Library. Check our Events page for future classes!
Searching Intellectual Property Records (Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights)
Using Historic Maps & Aerial Photographs
Researching Local (Northern Virginia) History
Burke Materials in the Virginia Room (City of Fairfax Regional Library)
Using FamilySearch (the free genealogical website)
Using the National Archives (online & in-person)
Civil War Sources (prepared by the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association)
Cemetery Finding Aid (prepared by the Virginia Room, City of Fairfax Regional Library)
Expand your Research Using ILL, Digitized Books, and Periodicals
More to come!