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Vic's Credentials:

  • Board-certified genealogist since 1999.
  • Coordinator and instructor of the Virginia Research Track at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Winner of the 2014 Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research. See press release.
  • Official genealogist of the Order of First Families of Virginia.
  • Contributor to major genealogical publications including feature articles in National Genealogical Society (NGS) Quarterly plus NGS Newsmagazine, Northern Virginia Genealogy, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy & Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter. See publications.
  • Governor of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
  • Past trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
  • Testified in Virginia and West Virginia courts and recognized as an expert witness in probate and estate matters.
  • Past treasurer and board member of the National Genealogical Society
  • Past Vice-President of the Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
  • Lecturer at national, state and local conferences.
  • Extensive study of Virginia land records including land platting using Deedmapper and reconstructing ancestral neighborhoods.
  • Received B.S. & M.S. at Virginia Tech & passed CPA exam in Virginia

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Member of the Following Organizations:

  • APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
  • BCG - Board for Certification of Genealogists
  • BCHS - Berkeley County (West Virginia) Historical Society
  • CCHA - Clarke County (Virginia) Historical Association
  • NGS - National Genealogical Society
  • SVGS - Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
  • VGS - Virginia Genealogical Society

 

 

 

 
 

Client Comments:

Richard Jacobs, M.D. of Chandler, AZ:

"After working with Mr. Dunn over the last four months on my own family tree, I found him to be thorough, professional, honest, and extremely helpful. He was able to solve some particularly difficult research issues for me. I am so pleased with his assistance that I volunteered to write this letter for him. I can recommend the genealogy research services of Mr. Victor Dunn without reservation.  

Sincerely,

Richard D. Jacobs, M.D."

 

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Mrs. Robert C. Forney (Marilyn Glenn Forney) of Unionville, PA: 

“I have been pursuing my ancestry for 45 years and hired two other genealogists before I contracted with Mr. Dunn who is the only researcher who produced results.  He was able to steer my research in the right direction by breaking down several brick walls in my ancestral lines and adding multiple generations to my family tree.  His professional attitude is very accommodating to the needs of his clients and he receives my complete endorsement.   Feel free to contact me at 610-486-6566 as a reference for Mr. Dunn.

Marilyn G. Forney”

 

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Mr. David Hardy of Mt. Pleasant, NC:

 “Mr. Dunn’s expertise in the use of Virginia and Maryland records allowed him to extend my pedigree several generations including locating a 1679 immigrant ancestor”

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Mr. John M. Whalen of Ansonia, CT:

“Vic’s thorough research and documentation enabled me to establish my lineage to a Revolutionary War ancestor and join the Sons of the American Revolution.”

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Laura Rutherford of Owings Mills, MD:

"The amount of information Mr. Dunn was able to uncover was amazing for the relatively small amount of time I agreed to pay for... I highly recommend Victor Dunn for your research project."