Certified Genealogist (CG) specializing in Virginia and West Virginia Ancestry
Genealogical Research Services by Victor S. Dunn, CG(Certified Genealogist)
- Genealogical Research and Consulting for Virginia and West Virginia
- Brick-wall problem resolution
- Land platting & ancestral neighborhood reconstruction
- Heir Searches and expert witness testimony
- DAR & SAR Lineage Applications
- Family History writing & placing ancestors in social context
Please provide the following on your "problem ancestor" or earliest known ancestor if available:
* Vital statistics.
* Information on spouses and his/her parents.
* Names of children including their vital statistics and spouses.
* Names of siblings.
* Records of land ownership, census records, wills, court records, military service and family traditions of origin.
* A listing of sources previously searched that you do not want duplicated for this project.
* Research reports prepared by other researchers.
* You do not need to include all information on the descendants, such as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. However, please indicate if there is a first or middle name that appears to be a family surname that has passed down through the generations.
•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.
•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
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.
Richard D. Jacobs, M.D."
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”
Fees & Expenses:
Research Fees are $70 per hour with a 10 hour minimum plus expenses (missing heir or priorty searches are billed at $85 per hour.). A retainer of 50% of the requested hours of research is due before research begins. Expenses include costs of copies, postage, library fees, parking and mileage from my office in Ashburn, VA (charged at standard IRS mileage rate of 56¢ per mile.)
Genealogical Research Contract
Enclosed is a check or money order in the amount of $______ as a retainer. I hereby engage the research services of Victor S. Dunn and authorize him to conduct research on my behalf, for an amount not to exceed $_______, as per my instructions (state briefly):
I, _____________________, have provided to said Victor S. Dunn all pertinent information on the subject to be researched.
Victor S. Dunn agrees to provide a detailed report, covering all sources checked during the research, with analysis, and an accounting of time consumed and expenses incurred. The report will be mailed to the person whose name and address appear below.
The research will be charged as follows:
$70 per hour ($85 for missing heir or priorty searches) including planning, analysis of previous research and report.
Cost of microfilm rental, computer printer and photocopies, library fees, postage and parking.
Travel to courthouses, repositories & cemeteries from my office.
Signature of client: ________________________________________
Client Name __________________________
Street Address ________________________
City, State & Zip_______________________
Phone # ___________________
e-mail address ______________
[Signature by client denotes acceptance of conditions.]
Client: please sign one copy and return; retain second copy.
Mail to: Victor Dunn
43540 Clivedon Court
Ashburn, VA 20147-4540