Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG,

Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG, is a board-certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher. The coordinator for the Virginia track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Alabama, he is a frequent contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, BCG OnBoard, and Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. In 2014 he received the Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research and was named as the official genealogist of the Order of First Families of Virginia. He is a past trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, past treasurer of the National Genealogical Society and past governor of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
Saturday, 2 April 2016
Virginia Research – Vic Dunn, CG
9:00-10:00 a.m.
(S41) Records of the Northern Neck Proprietary.  Also known as the Fairfax Proprietary, this area consists of over 5 million acres in present day Northern Virginia and West Virginia. Lecture focuses on warrants, surveys and grants which are frequently rich in genealogical and biographical data.
10:30-11:30 a.m.
(S42) Records of the Virginia Land Office.  Virginia’s land patents are one of the most valuable resources for researching colonial ancestors and the Land Office’s post-colonial records also provide a wealth of information. Learn how to analyze and access these records in your research.
1:15-2:15 p.m.
(S45) Magic in Manuscripts and Business Records.  Manuscripts can provide a wealth of genealogical and biographical data.  Types of manuscripts such as personal papers and genealogists records are explored as are business sources such as merchant records, physician records and lawyer’s ledgers. Methods of locating and accessing the records are discussed.
2:45-3:45 p.m.
(S46) Finding Virginia’s Wives, Mothers and Sisters.  Identifying early Virginia women challenges most researchers. Learn how utilizing underused sources and methodologies can tear down brick-walls.