County government public domain vital records are maintained by:

Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 55
Lovingston, VA 22949

Some of the records maintained in the Clerk's office include (but not limited to):
Births ..... 1853 - 1874 Deaths ..... 1853 - 1874 Deeds ...... from 1808 Marriages .. from 1808 Wills ...... from 1808

Do not ask employees of the Clerk's office to do research.  The office is not staffed with personnel to allow them to do personal research.  However, if you have the book, page number, and court date of a particular document, they will copy that document for a small fee.