On July 11 I published an e-mail from a newsletter reader under the title of "Pending Crisis in Virginia." Since then, the article has generated a lot of discussion on this newsletter's blog. The latest comment posted is from Conley L. Edwards, State Archivist-Library of Virginia, who cleared up several issues.
I want to thank Mr. Edwards for taking the time to write those comments. If you have an interest in Virginia records of genealogical value, you will want to read the original article and the follow-up comments at: http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2004/07/pending_records.html