The funds will be used to conserve County records dating back to 1836 stored in the Clerk’s Office, including Chancery Orders, Common Law Orders, Deed Books, and Land Books. They will also be digitized so that they can be made available to the public through the clerk’s online records management system.
Angie Moore, Clerk of the Circuit Court, had this to say about the grant award for records preservation: “We’re very excited! These records are the history of our county! We have an obligation to make sure that they are available for future generations.”
Since 1990, the CCRP has awarded over 2,000 grants totaling more than $34,000,000. This year, the program awarded $4.7 million to 99 localities to assist the clerks’ offices with their preservation efforts.
The CCRP is a collaborative program between the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Court Clerks Association (VCCA). Funded through a $3.50 portion of the clerk’s recordation fee, the CCRP provides resources to help preserve and make accessible permanent circuit court records stored in the 120 circuit courts and at the Library of Virginia. For more information on the Circuit Court Records Preservation program’s resources and services, please visit www.lva.virginia.gov.
The Warren County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is in the Warren County Courthouse, located at 1 East Main Street, telephone (540) 635-2435. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
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