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File:Jpg   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), A.G.®, APG

Phillip is a genealogist with nearly 30 years professional experience in genealogical research procedures and is an  experienced heir-tracer, with two major corporations and local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived and studied in the UK, and is a specialist in especially London, Lancashire and Cheshire, military, British subjects abroad, Huguenot, England West Midland, and England big city research.


  • Bachelors: British Local History, BYU (1983)

          Minor: Public Relations & Organizational Communications/Pipe Organ Pedagogy


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


  • 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]
  • Family History Center Support Specialist over British Isles and (old) Commonwealth countries, N. Europe and South Pacific FHCs 1992
  • British Correspondence Specialist 1982-1991
  • Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit, Family History Library: 1979-1991
  • Reference Consultant, US/Canada: 1977-1979
  • Extraction Director: England 1851 census

Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:

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


  • Journal of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A., 2009 " Tracing London and Big City Ancestors from Abroad"

Classes Taught

  • Tracing the British Abroad
  • England Genealogical Research
  • 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!
  • Researching the 'Big Black Hole': Proving Pre-1837 English Ancestry
  • Research in a Snap! Cutting-Edge & Gateway Web Sites for British & Irish Ancestry
  • Tracing Ancestry in England's Lesser-Used Records Lecture I:  Poor-Law Records 1835-1925
  • Tracing Ancestry in England's Lesser-Used Records Lecture II:  Tracing the Poor Before 1834 in Parish Chest Records!
  • Tracing Ancestry in England's Lesser-Used Records Lecture III: Land Tax Assessments, Electoral Rolls, Directories,  Chancery, n' more


The Society of Genealogists, London

The Association of Professional Genealogists

The National Genealogical Society, Arlington, VA

Online Activity

Blogger: British Heritage Forum  

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