"In conclusion, Virginia is often an example and trendsetter regarding records. 125 years of records being closed would prevent millions of American immigrants from seeing the records of their parents and grandparents. It would prevent people from knowing their roots in “the Old Country”. Record preservation and record accessibility are very, very important things to me. I normally would not put something political on my blogs. But I am making an exception this time, because we will lose access to Virginia records if we do not speak up.
For more information about the details of the bill and how it affects Virginia records, please see my Mecklenburg, VA blog at this address: