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   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), England AG® 
== [[Image:DunnPB 98.jpg]]   Phillip Dunn, B.A. (British Local History), England AG®  ==
Phillip is an Accredited Genealogist (AG®) in England , Scotland and Scotland Ireland research&nbsp;with nearly 35 40 years professional experience in genealogical research methodology and is an&nbsp;experienced missing persons locator/heir-tracer, formerly for&nbsp;two major UK&nbsp;corporations and, more recently with a&nbsp;local law firm. The son of English parentage, he has lived,&nbsp;studied and lectured in the UK, Ireland, U.S. and Canada, and is a specialist in&nbsp;especially&nbsp;London and 'Home' (surrounding) counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire, England's big cities, 'Brickwall' 17th Century emigration, the West Midland counties, military, Nonconformist,<span style="line-height: 19.9200000762939px;">&nbsp;(esp. Roman Catholic, Huguenots, Germanic churches, etc)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;British subjects abroad,&nbsp;&nbsp; maximizing users' experience in the FamilySearch search engine.</span>
=== Recent and Current Wiki Projects ===
Latest contributions to the
*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 many major England cities and large townships *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)&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Minor: Public Relations &amp; Organizational Communications/Pipe Organ Pedagogy<br>
=== Credentials ===
Accredited Genealogist® in England: 1983-present&nbsp;&nbsp;[ ICAPGEN], Salt Lake City, UT
Accredited Genealogist® in Scotland: 2007-present&nbsp;&nbsp;ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT&nbsp;<br>Currently working towards AG® Accredited Genealogist® in Ireland, late 2011 Jan 2019 - 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&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. always including the name[s] of principal, and parents/spouse. Why recreate a whole record and all its data fields when images of the original document will be available online in the near future!] *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)&nbsp;Director: England 1851 census indexing project 1995-1997
=== 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 "&nbsp;Tracing London and Big City Ancestors from&nbsp;Abroad" *Journal, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History - U.S.A., Summer 2010 "British Merchant Maritime Records"
*Author:&nbsp; ''Guide to Ancestral Research In London ''(ISBN: 0-961260-7-4) 1987; revised 1995 &amp; 2010
=== Classes Taught ===
*Tracing the British Abroad
*Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England's Big Cities!
*Solving Old-case &amp; Hard-case Lancashire Ancestry *Finding 'Grace': Tracing English Nonconformist Ancestry *Legitimacy &amp; Illegitimacy in England Genealogical Research *Lost In London: How to Quick-Find Those Elusive London Ancestors! *Backed Against the Wall! Methods in Brickwall England&nbsp; Research
*Tracing Huguenots in Great Britain
*Tracing Irish in Presbyterian Church Records
*Research in a Snap! Cutting-Edge &amp; Gateway Web Sites for British &amp; Irish Ancestry *Researching&nbsp;the 'Big Black Hole': Methods for Tracing/Proving Pre-1837 English Ancestry *Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture&nbsp;I:&nbsp;&nbsp;Poor-Law Records 1835-1925 *Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture II:&nbsp;&nbsp;Tracing the&nbsp;Poor Before 1834&nbsp;in Parish Chest Records!
*Using England's Lesser-Used Records to Trace Ancestry. Lecture III: Land Tax Assessments, Electoral Rolls, Directories,&nbsp; Chancery, n' more
=== Associations ===
The Society of Genealogists, London
The National&nbsp;Genealogical Society,&nbsp;Arlington,&nbsp;VA<br>
=== Online Activity ===
Blogger: British Heritage&nbsp;Forum&nbsp;&nbsp;
Former:&nbsp; Expert with "Expert&nbsp;Connect":;
=== Professional Development Activities ===
Professional Genealogical Research
Currently revising and updating my book, "Guide to Ancestral Research In London" (to be available&nbsp;Summer, 20112020)
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;
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