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From: "Jean & Tom Schroeder" <>
Subject: Destruction of Wills- Info Provided by Missing Links
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 19:30:37 -0500
I recently received this through another genealogy list I belong to:
"VIRGINIA SENATE BILL 818-E2-80-94-DESTRUCTION OF WILL FILES.
January 31, 2003
Virginia Senate Bill 818
Destruction of will files. Allows the clerk to destroy a will's file along
with the original will after it is no longer of any value and after it has
Has been reported out of committee.
Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr. of Williamsburg is the only
Barbara Vines Little, CG
Dominion Research Service
PO Box 1273, Orange, VA 22960
Previously published in MISSING LINKS,
Vol. 8, No. 5, 3 February 2003 http://www.petuniapress.com
Obviously someone doesn't realize the importance of these old documents or
the history they represent."
This is real alright, folks. I found it on the internet at the Virginia
General Assembly web site. The description of the Bill reads as follows:
"Destruction of will files. Allows the clerk to destroy a will's file along
with the original will after 5 years have passed since probate or
recordation and allows destruction of originals of instruments which have
been recorded and remained unretrieved by the recording party after 6
months, if the documents are no longer of any value and have been
Go to <A HREF="http://legis.state.va.us/">Virginia General Assembly</A>
( or <A HREF="http://legis.state.va.us/">http://legis.state.va.us/</A> )
"SB818" (without quotes) in the search box at the top right. You'll get
the description and status.
What a shame.
This is the web site for the VA General Assembly,
http://www.alz-nca.org/vapolicy/assembly.asp I recommend each and every
member be contacted and I suggest we all take an active interest and pass
this on to other lists and county web pages to start a grass roots effort to
stop this senseless destruction of our history.
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