Welcome to the Prince William Public Library System's Digital Library!  The Digital Library consists of historic records, vital records, photos, images, and maps. 

Note: due to the size of some files, it is recommended to save them to your computer. To save a file to your computer, right-click on the link and select 'Save Target As' from the drop down menu.

History of Occoquan Baptist Church (38.1 MB)
Manassas City Cemetery (12.6 MB)
Prince William County Inventors (89 KB)
Prince William County Index to Wills 1734 - 1951 (22 MB)
Prince William Post Offices (121 KB)
St. Paul Episcopal Church Records

Stafford County Tax Lists
Prince William County Tax Lists
Prince William County People, 1701-1865  
Prince William County Deeds Index 1731-1827
Dumfries Stores Index, 1758-1776 (49.5 MB)
Fairfax Proprietary Index (611 KB)
British Mercantile Claims 1775-1803 (191 KB)
PWC Court Orders 1783-1784 (1079 KB)
Slave and Free Negro Records, 1752-1865 (6.03MB)
Stafford County African Americans, 1790-1867 (5.5MB)

Gainesville/Haymarket Minute Book,
(33.3 MB)
Gainesville/Haymarket Minute Book Transcript
(165 KB)

Manassas Industrial School Personnel,
(985 KB)
Manassas Chapter, UDC, 1896-1928 (45.3 KB)
Prince William School Board Minutes 1923-1927 (419 KB)
Prince William County High School Grads
Nokesville Day Index 1976-2009 (399 KB)


Historic Sites File
Historic Sites Index (40.8 MB)

1759 Bertrand Ewell Survey
1820 John Wood Map
1834 Sperryville & Rappahannock Turnpike Map
1864 J. F. Gilmer Map
1901 William Brown Map
1904 Army Maneuver Grounds
1904 Army Maneuver Grounds with Photos
1923 Rural Delivery Routes Map
1933 Prince William County Highway Map
1962 Manassas and Prince William Map
1992 Historical Map of Prince William County (Index)
2000 African-American Heritage Map


Virginia Gazette & Agricultural Repository 1791-1793

Republican Journal & Dumfries Advertiser 1795-1796

The Manassas Gazette 1869-1896 (It ceased publication in 1896)

The Manassas Journal 1895-1951

The Dumfries & Cherry Hill Merchant 1902

The Manassas Democrat 1909-1921

The Prince William News 1921-1923

Manassas Herald 1968

The Journal Messenger (special editions), 1974, 1976, 1987, 1989

Virginia Historical Chronicle 1986

Potomac News (Welcome edition), 1986, 1987, 1988

Manassas Weekly Gazette 1992

Photographic Archive of Prince William County
(60 MB)
Postcard Collection