STAUNTON – Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court R. Steven Landes announced today that his office recently received a $3,416 donation from the Augusta County Genealogical Society to restore 14 early Augusta County 20th century African-American Voting Registers.
“The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office was honored to receive this important donation from the Augusta County Genealogical Society so we can have the necessary conservation and preservation work on these volumes completed,” Landes said. “These early African-American voter records are important documents and will allow future generations to see these original pieces of history.”
“The Augusta County Genealogical Society (ACGS) is proud to sponsor this effort of restoring these important voting record documents,” said ACGS President Stephen Garber. “As genealogy researchers, the ACGS Board of Directors will continue our support to Steven Landes and the staff of the Court House in this important endeavor to inventory, preserve and digitize the many historical records held by the Augusta County Court House”
The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk is the steward of historic records dating back to 1745. These historic records require constant protection and preservation work to ensure these artifacts remain in existence for future generations. In 2020 the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office established the Augusta County Court House Historic Records Fund to perform preservation and conservation work to restore and protect Augusta County’s valuable history.
The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is in downtown Staunton at the Augusta County Courthouse. The Clerk serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal cases. The Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes. More information about the services of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office can be found online at www.co.augusta.va.us/government/circuitcourt-clerk.
Caption From left to Right:
Steve Landes, Clerk of Augusta County Circuit Court; Steve Garber, President of the Augusta County Genealogy Society, and Board Members, Leslie Hall, Sandra Jordan, Dolores Duncan, Carole Hoffman, John Sherwood and ACGS Member Clinton Davis.