The Library of Virginia announced that the Circuit Court Records Preservation (CCRP) program awarded Patrick County Circuit Court a grant in the amount of $47,994.00 for local records preservation. The funds will be used to conserve Marriage Licenses from 1854 through 1881 stored in the Clerk’s office.
“We’re very excited,” said Interim Clerk Morgan Boothe. “These records are the history of our county, and we have lots of genealogy researchers that will be pleased with this work. We have an obligation to make sure that they are available for future generations for years to come.”
Since 1990, the CCRP has awarded over 1,100 grants totaling more than $25,000,000. This year, the program awarded $4.7 million to 101 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.