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== [[Image:jpg]]   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), A.G.®, APG ==
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== [[Image:DunnPB 98.jpg]]   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), AG®, APG and S.O.G. ==
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Phillip is a genealogist with nearly 35 years professional experience in genealogical research procedures and is an experienced missing persons/heir-tracer, formerly for two major UK corporations and, more recently with a local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived, studied and lectured in the UK, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in especially London and 'Home' (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England's big cities, 'Brickwall' 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, British subjects abroad, Nonconformists (i.e. Presbyterian, Roman Catholic & Huguenots),  Emigration, Probate research.
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=== Recent and Current Wiki Projects  ===
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Latest contributions to the Wiki.FamilySearch.org:
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*Probate records - England (28 counties including London, Middlesex, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Essex, and many more)
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*Ireland Emigration
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*County Dublin, Ireland
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*County Mayo, Ireland
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*County Roscommon, Ireland
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*County Galway, Ireland
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*County Leitrim, Ireland
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*Manchester City "Parishes"
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*Middlesex Parish Histories
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*"Comprehensive [parish and chapels] Lists" for every major England city and large township
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*London [City of] Parish Histories
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*Cheshire Parishes links (oversight)
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*Lancashire Parishes links
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*Yorkshire Parishes links (oversight)
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*Parish/Chapel History pages for England
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*Tracing London and Big City Research in England from Abroad
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*A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them
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*And more
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Phillip a professional genealogist with nearly 30 years professional experience in genealogical research procedures and is experienced heir-tracer, for major corporations. The son of English parentage, he has lived and studied in the UK, and specializes in London, military, British subjects abroad, Huguenot, Lancashire, West Midland, and England big city research.
 
 
=== Education  ===
 
=== Education  ===
  
*Bachelors: British Local History, BYU (1983)  
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*Bachelors: British Local History, BYU (1983) 
Minor: Public Relations & Organizational Communications/Pipe Organ Pedagogy
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Minor: Public Relations &amp; Organizational Communications/Pipe Organ Pedagogy<br>  
  
 
=== Credentials  ===
 
=== Credentials  ===
  
Accredited Genealogist® in England: 1983-Present
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Accredited Genealogist® in England: 1983-present&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://icapgen.com/ ICAPGEN], Salt Lake City, UT  
Accredited Genealogist® in Scotland: 2007-present  
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Work towards AG® in Ireland, late 2010
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://icapgen.com/ ICAPGEN], Salt Lake City, UT  
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Accredited Genealogist® in Scotland: 2007-present&nbsp;&nbsp;ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT&nbsp;<br>Currently working towards AG® in Ireland, late 2010 - with ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT
  
 
=== Experience  ===
 
=== Experience  ===
  
 
*Sr. Research Consultant, British Research Unit, The Family History Library: 1998-present  
 
*Sr. Research Consultant, British Research Unit, The Family History Library: 1998-present  
*Sr. Project Manager, Family Records Extraction 1993-1998 [England 1851, Canadian 1881 censuses, Temple Ordinance Index, 1880 US census, Ellis Island Index projects]  
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*Sr. Project Manager, Family Records Extraction 1993-1998 [England 1851, Canadian 1881 censuses, Ordinance Index, 1880 US census, Ellis Island Index projects [Key learnings: We'll&nbsp;produce&nbsp;far <u>''more''</u> Indexes ''<u>faster</u>''&nbsp;by&nbsp;extracting/indexing ''<u>only</u>'' the critically&nbsp;''<u>necessary</u>''&nbsp;fields in each record type, i.e. Imaged originals far outweigh recreating a whole record and all its genealogical fields when images of the original document are/will be available online! Ford Mustangs or Lincoln Continentals?]  
*Family History Center Support Specialist over British Isles and (old) Commonwealth countries, N. Europe and South Pacific FHCs 1992
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*Family History Center Support Specialist over British Isles and (old) Commonwealth countries, N. Europe and South Pacific FHCs 1991- 1992 Key Learnings: FHCs are the key to disseminating genealogical data to the 'end rows' of the world. Consider the "little old lady's" needs by fully supporting the operation of each FHC
*British Correspondence Specialist 1982-1991
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*British Correspondence Specialist 1982-1991  
*Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit, Family History Library: 1979-1991
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*Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit, Family History Library: 1979-1981
 
*Reference Consultant, US/Canada: 1977-1979  
 
*Reference Consultant, US/Canada: 1977-1979  
*Extraction Director: England 1851 census
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*Stake Extraction (Indexing)&nbsp;Director: England 1851 census indexing project 1995-1997
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{{Generationsphil}}
  
 
=== Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:  ===
 
=== Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:  ===
  
 
*BYU Family History Conferences: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, etc.  
 
*BYU Family History Conferences: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, etc.  
*BYU Education Week
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*BYU Education Week: 1994-1997
*FFHS Annual Conference on British Genealogy: 2004
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*FFHS Annual Conference on British Genealogy: 2005
 
*BYU Computer Genealogy Conference: April, 2010  
 
*BYU Computer Genealogy Conference: April, 2010  
*Featured Speaker, "The London Workshop", Toronto, Ont. Chapt OGS: Nov 2008
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*Guest Lecturer, "The London Workshop", Toronto, Ont. Chapt OGS: Nov 2008  
*Utah Valley University, Continuing Education, Genealogy Instructor: 2002-2010
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*Utah Valley University, Continuing Education, Genealogy Instructor: 2002-2010  
*Guest Presenter, the St Augustine, FL Genealogical Society, British Gen Fair, Nov 2007  
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*Featured Lecturer, the St Augustine, FL Genealogical Society, British Gen Fair, Nov 2007  
*Family History Expos: Salt Lake City 2009, Mesa AZ 2010, Sheridan, WY 2009
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*Family History Expos: Salt Lake City 2009, Mesa AZ 2010-2011, Sheridan, WY 2009  
*Generations Project (KBYU TV): March 14th segment, 2010)  
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*Generations Project (PBS) series (KBYU TV): March 14th segment, 2010 (British India)  
 
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*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Jan 2013
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=== Published  ===
 
=== Published  ===
  
*''Journal of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.,'' 2009  
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*''Journal of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.,'' 2009 "&nbsp;Tracing London and Big City Ancestors from&nbsp;Abroad"  
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "Scottish Highlanders in America"  
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*Journal, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History - U.S.A., Summer 2010 "British Merchant Maritime Records"  
*''Library Managerment Journal:'' Issue 4/5 2010
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*Author:&nbsp; ''Guide to Ancestral Research In London ''(ISBN: 0-961260-7-4) 1987; revised 1995 &amp; 2010
*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "Managing change and transitions: a comparison of different models and their commonalities"
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*UGA ''Crossroads: ''Various Issues from 2006-Present
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "Web-Chat" plus many articles
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*''Links A Home Schooling Publication'': September, 2007
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "Family Time Capsules often contain Family Treasures"
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*''Everton's Genealogical Helper'': Nov/Dec 2005
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "The Genes in Genealogy"
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=== Classes Taught  ===
 
=== Classes Taught  ===
  
*Are Your Ancestors Frozen in Time?
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*Tracing the British Abroad
*Attacking those BrickWalls
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*Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England's Big Cities!
*Canadian Research
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*Finding those Ancestors " A Beginner's Guide"
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*Impact of Technology on Genealogy &amp; Family History
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*In Search of Your English Ancestors
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*Internet Research
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*LDS Research
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*New England Research
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*The Perfect Social Media: Family History &amp; Genealogy
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*Using Technology to Involve Children in Family History &amp; Genealogy
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*Why Family History?
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*Solving Old-case &amp; Hard-case Lancashire Ancestry
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*Finding 'Grace': Tracing English Nonconformist Ancestry
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*Legitimacy &amp; Illegitimacy in England Genealogical Research
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*Lost In London: How to Quick-Find Those Elusive London Ancestors!
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*Backed Against the Wall! Methods in Brickwall England&nbsp; Research
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*Research in a Snap! Cutting-Edge &amp; Gateway Web Sites for British &amp; Irish Ancestry
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*Researching&nbsp;the 'Big Black Hole': Methods for Tracing/Proving Pre-1837 English Ancestry
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*Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture&nbsp;I:&nbsp;&nbsp;Poor-Law Records 1835-1925
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*Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture II:&nbsp;&nbsp;Tracing the&nbsp;Poor Before 1834&nbsp;in Parish Chest Records!
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*Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture III: Land Tax Assessments, Electoral Rolls, Directories,&nbsp; Chancery, n' more
  
 
=== Associations  ===
 
=== Associations  ===
  
[http://www.afgs.org/ American-French Genealogical Society], Woonsocket, RI
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The Society of Genealogists, London
  
[http://www.ala.org/ American Library Association], Chicago, IL
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The Association of Professional Genealogists
  
[http://www.cfhs.org.uk/ Cambridge Family History Society<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1268777148798_76" />], Cambridge, England
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The National&nbsp;Genealogical Society,&nbsp;Arlington,&nbsp;VA<br>
  
[http://www.mpla.us/ Mountain Plains Library Association]
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=== Online Activity  ===
  
[http://www.tayvalleyfhs.org.uk/web/ Tay Valley Family History Society], Dundee, Scotland
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Blogger: British Heritage&nbsp;Forum&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
[http://www.infouga.org/ Utah Genealogical Association], Salt Lake City, UT
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org FamilySearch Wiki]  
 
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=== Online Activity  ===
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Blogger: [http://timelessgen.blogspot.com/ Who will tell their stories?]&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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Former:&nbsp; Expert with "Expert&nbsp;Connect": Ancestry.com&nbsp;  
  
[http://delicious.com/cvbb51 Delicious]: Internet&nbsp;Booking
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=== Professional Development Activities  ===
  
[http://www.facebook.com/#!/claire.brissonbanks Facebook]
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Professional Genealogical Research
  
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/theladyclaire/ Flickr]
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Currently&nbsp;compiling&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;writing book on "Big City Ancestral Research in&nbsp;England"
  
[http://www.librarything.com/home/TheLadyClaire LibraryThing]
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Currently revising and updating my book, "Guide to Ancestral Research In London" (to be available&nbsp;Summer, 2011)
  
[http://www.pageflakes.com/default.aspx?u=28806416 Pageflakes]
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Written and submitted two recent articles (as of this update) for publication in professional journals: "Merchant Maritime Records for British&nbsp;Ancestry" and,&nbsp;"A New Critical Look at 'Compiled Sources': A Modern Review and View&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Most Ignored&nbsp;'Step' in "The Preliminary Search!"'&nbsp;
  
[http://ladyclaire.pbworks.com/ PBWorks] Wiki
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DunnPB 98.jpg   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), AG®, APG and S.O.G.

Phillip is a genealogist with nearly 35 years professional experience in genealogical research procedures and is an experienced missing persons/heir-tracer, formerly for two major UK corporations and, more recently with a local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived, studied and lectured in the UK, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in especially London and 'Home' (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England's big cities, 'Brickwall' 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, British subjects abroad, Nonconformists (i.e. Presbyterian, Roman Catholic & Huguenots),  Emigration, Probate research.

Recent and Current Wiki Projects

Latest contributions to the Wiki.FamilySearch.org:

  • Probate records - England (28 counties including London, Middlesex, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Essex, and many more)
  • Ireland Emigration
  • County Dublin, Ireland
  • County Mayo, Ireland
  • County Roscommon, Ireland
  • County Galway, Ireland
  • County Leitrim, Ireland
  • Manchester City "Parishes"
  • Middlesex Parish Histories
  • "Comprehensive [parish and chapels] Lists" for every major England city and large township
  • London [City of] Parish Histories
  • Cheshire Parishes links (oversight)
  • Lancashire Parishes links
  • Yorkshire Parishes links (oversight)
  • Parish/Chapel History pages for England
  • Tracing London and Big City Research in England from Abroad
  • A Checklist of Compiled Sources and Where to Find Them
  • And more

 

Education

  • Bachelors: British Local History, BYU (1983) 

          Minor: Public Relations & Organizational Communications/Pipe Organ Pedagogy

Credentials

Accredited Genealogist® in England: 1983-present  ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT

Accredited Genealogist® in Scotland: 2007-present  ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT 
Currently working towards AG® in Ireland, late 2010 - with ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT

Experience

  • Sr. Research Consultant, British Research Unit, The Family History Library: 1998-present
  • Sr. Project Manager, Family Records Extraction 1993-1998 [England 1851, Canadian 1881 censuses, Ordinance Index, 1880 US census, Ellis Island Index projects [Key learnings: We'll produce far more Indexes faster by extracting/indexing only the critically necessary fields in each record type, i.e. Imaged originals far outweigh recreating a whole record and all its genealogical fields when images of the original document are/will be available online! Ford Mustangs or Lincoln Continentals?]
  • Family History Center Support Specialist over British Isles and (old) Commonwealth countries, N. Europe and South Pacific FHCs 1991- 1992 Key Learnings: FHCs are the key to disseminating genealogical data to the 'end rows' of the world. Consider the "little old lady's" needs by fully supporting the operation of each FHC
  • British Correspondence Specialist 1982-1991
  • Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit, Family History Library: 1979-1981
  • Reference Consultant, US/Canada: 1977-1979
  • Stake Extraction (Indexing) Director: England 1851 census indexing project 1995-1997
"James" Episode, The Generations Project (BYUTV)
Phillip Dunn, AG helps James discover the truth about his legendary Indian princess ancestor in the "James" episode of The Generations Project (BYUTV). Click the image to watch the episode.

Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:

  • BYU Family History Conferences: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, etc.
  • BYU Education Week: 1994-1997
  • FFHS Annual Conference on British Genealogy: 2005
  • BYU Computer Genealogy Conference: April, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, "The London Workshop", Toronto, Ont. Chapt OGS: Nov 2008
  • Utah Valley University, Continuing Education, Genealogy Instructor: 2002-2010
  • Featured Lecturer, the St Augustine, FL Genealogical Society, British Gen Fair, Nov 2007
  • Family History Expos: Salt Lake City 2009, Mesa AZ 2010-2011, Sheridan, WY 2009
  • Generations Project (PBS) series (KBYU TV): March 14th segment, 2010 (British India)
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Jan 2013

Published

  • Journal of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A., 2009 " Tracing London and Big City Ancestors from Abroad"
  • Journal, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History - U.S.A., Summer 2010 "British Merchant Maritime Records"
  • Author:  Guide to Ancestral Research In London (ISBN: 0-961260-7-4) 1987; revised 1995 & 2010

Classes Taught

  • Tracing the British Abroad
  • Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England's Big Cities!
  • Solving Old-case & Hard-case Lancashire Ancestry
  • Finding 'Grace': Tracing English Nonconformist Ancestry
  • Legitimacy & Illegitimacy in England Genealogical Research
  • Lost In London: How to Quick-Find Those Elusive London Ancestors!
  • Backed Against the Wall! Methods in Brickwall England  Research
  • Research in a Snap! Cutting-Edge & Gateway Web Sites for British & Irish Ancestry
  • Researching the 'Big Black Hole': Methods for Tracing/Proving Pre-1837 English Ancestry
  • Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture I:  Poor-Law Records 1835-1925
  • Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture II:  Tracing the Poor Before 1834 in Parish Chest Records!
  • Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture III: Land Tax Assessments, Electoral Rolls, Directories,  Chancery, n' more

Associations

The Society of Genealogists, London

The Association of Professional Genealogists

The National Genealogical Society, Arlington, VA

Online Activity

Blogger: British Heritage Forum  

FamilySearch Wiki

Former:  Expert with "Expert Connect": Ancestry.com 

Professional Development Activities

Professional Genealogical Research

Currently compiling & writing book on "Big City Ancestral Research in England"

Currently revising and updating my book, "Guide to Ancestral Research In London" (to be available Summer, 2011)

Written and submitted two recent articles (as of this update) for publication in professional journals: "Merchant Maritime Records for British Ancestry" and, "A New Critical Look at 'Compiled Sources': A Modern Review and View of the Most Ignored 'Step' in "The Preliminary Search!"'