Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Researching Virginia Roots with Victor S. Dunn, CG

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The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society with a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

This April, join us in welcoming guest speaker, Victor S. Dunn, CG, professional genealogist and IGHR Instructor/Coordinator. Victor will be teaching two sessions to help us trace our Virginia Ancestry!

Session 1: Virginia Research 101

This session examines the basics of Virginia research with an overview of the vital statistics, government, and manuscript records that are available to researchers online, in print, on microfilm and in textual format.

Session 2:  The Law of the Land: Inheritance in Early Virginia

Understanding colonial law, basically modified British common law, and the changes brought by the Revolution may help resolve ancestral issues. Primogeniture and entailment are explained.

About the speaker:
Victor S. Dunn, CG, has been a Board Certified Genealogist since 1999. He is the coordinator and instructor of the Virginia Research Track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He has a B.S. and an M.S. from Virginia Tech. In addition to numerous national speaking engagements, Victor has had many articles published, including several in the NGS Quarterly. He resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and daughters.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by an hour break for lunch. Second session runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly suggested for this FREE event. However, walk-ins ARE welcome.

A light lunch is available for the break between sessions if requested at time of registration for $7, payable at the door.

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460