If you're researching recent Virginia families you're in luck.
The Virginia Genealogical Society website reports access to Virginia records has been improved. A few months ago the fear was access would be closed. You can read the full article as posted on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/04/announcing-improved-access-to-virginias-vital-records.html. Record availability changes take affect 1 July 2012 with improved accessibility (online indexes, etc.) occurring later.