This class will be taught in two separate hours. Virginia has suffered major record loss by fire, flood, and general chaos over 400 years. And early Virginia genealogical sources—at least through 1820, omit large chunks of people—a research fact most genealogy textbooks neglect to tell you. Consider these omissions--wills (40% to 80%), probate inventories ( up to 60%), tax and tithable lists (10%-20%), church records (over 50%), deeds (up to 50%), censuses (up to 35%), passenger lists (over 40%). These startling facts require a new, different, more effective genealogy approach.