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Course 7 Schedule

Dolph Coleman And The Murphy Brothers Course 10:
Virginia: Her Records & Her Laws


This is one of two courses which will look at Virginia records and the law as it applies to those records. Students who are intermediate to advanced will gain the most from this in-depth exploration of specific Virginia record groups. Students should have some experience in researching individuals prior to 1850.


Faculty:


Textbooks (recommended): Eric Grundset, NGS Research in the States Series: Virginia (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2007. [available as PDF download from NGS]


Requisites: Students should have some experience in researching individuals prior to 1850.


Course Schedule:

Monday
  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Introduction (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Virginia Geography 101 (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Virginia's Vital Records (Dunn)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Sacred Sources: Virginia Church and Bible Records (Dunn)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: The Virginia Reference Library (Dunn)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: The Library of Virginia's Website (Dunn)
Tuesday
  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Records of Other Researchers (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Virginia Newspaper Research: More Than Deaths and Marriages (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Probate Law I: Colonial Virginia (Russell)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: The Probate Process in Early Virginia (Dunn)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Legislature and the Law: Virginia's Published Government Records (Russell)
Wednesday
  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Records of Other Researchers (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: The Virginia Court System Prior to 1850 and Its Records (Russell)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Probate Law II: From Statehood to 1850 (Russell)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Getting the Most Out of Court Records: Order and Minute Books and Loose Papers (Dunn)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Women, Children, Aliens and Servants: The Law in Early Virginia (Dunn)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Probate Homework Assigned (Dunn)
Thursday
  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Records of Other Researchers (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: The Law: From "How Old Did He Have to Be?" to "What Does This Mean?" (Russell)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Solving Problems with Tax Lists (Dunn)
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Virginia's Manuscript Records, On-site, On Film, and On-line, Part I (Dunn)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Virginia's Manuscript Records, On-site, On Film, and On-line, Part II (Dunn)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Review of Homework (Dunn)
Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Reconstructing Relationships with Business Records (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Before Virginia: Finding the Origins of Colonial Immigrants (Dunn)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.: Review and Evaluation (Dunn)



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