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Course Ten — Virginia: Her Records & Her Laws

Course Coordinator

Victor S. “Vic” Dunn, CG

Description

This course focuses on Virginia legal and manuscript sources available online, on microfilm, and in textual format. Colonial Virginia law through about 1850 will be covered. Students with extensive research in pre-1850 Virginians will likely get the most from this course.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

There are no pre-requisites or required reading for this course.

Course Schedule

Monday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Introduction & Records of Other Researchers (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Virginia Genealogy 101 (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Virginia’s Vital Records (Dunn)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Sacred Sources: Virginia Church & Bible Records (Dunn)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: The Virginia Reference Library (Dunn)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Break
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Library of Virginia Website, UGA Science Library Computer Lab (Dunn)

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Records of Other Researchers (continued) (Dunn)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Getting the Most From Court Records: Order Books, Minutes Books & Associates Loose Papers (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Virginia Court System Prior to 1850 (Russell)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Virginia Newspaper Research: More Than Death & Marriages (Dunn)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: The Probate Process in Early Virginia (Dunn)

Wednesday

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Solving Problems with Tax Records (Dunn)
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Probate Law 1: Colonial Virginia (Russell)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Probate Law 2: From Statehood to 1850 (Russell)
  • 2:15 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; Probate Homework Assigned (Dunn)

Thursday

  • 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. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Legislature and the Law: Virginia’s Published Government Records (K. Powell)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Virginia’s Manuscript Records On–site, On Film and Online—Part 1 (Dunn)
  • 2:15 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 Online—Part 2; Review of Homework (Dunn)

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Reconstructing Relationships with Business Records (Dunn)
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Break
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Before Virginia: Finding the Origins of Colonial Immigrants (Dunn)
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Break
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Review & Evaluation (Dunn)

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 23-Jul-2017
Event Ends 28-Jul-2017
Registration Begins 03-Feb-2017 1:30 pm
Registration Ends 30-Jun-2017
Remaining Seats 15
Earlybird Price $585.00 (Until 01-Apr-2017)
Full Price $625.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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