Monthly Archives: January 2018

Introduction to One-Name Study Course

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 13 February 2018.  The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About One-Name Studies Surnames and their … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #5 The Reverse Immigrant by Alfred Zappala

I have reviewed this book before, back in 2011 and you can read that review here. Since then I have read the book twice more since then and really enjoy it. I have also read the other books by Alfred … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #4 – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

I first saw this book in the shop window of a bookshop in Australia when I was there in 2012. There was something about the title and the book cover that made me venture inside and pick up the book. … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #3 – Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron

I came across this book some time ago and recently bought the 2016 anniversary edition. The book was originally released in 2006. If you read the reviews on Amazon they are quite mixed, some feel it is too religious, others … Continue reading

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Genealogy and Google Calendars

Today I received, like I do most days an email from Google reminding me of tasks and appointments that are coming up. I rarely use Google calendar in this way, so mostly the emails say I have nothing scheduled. I … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies starts 13 February 2018

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The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 13 February 2018.  The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About…

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Favourite Book(s) #2 – Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

The moment I heard of this book I put it on advance order at Amazon and then waited for the release date. The book arrived on the release date and I immediately delved in. The book is made up of … Continue reading

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17 in 2017

The idea for 17 from 2017 comes from Christopher Allen who has a presence on both YouTube and Instagram. In this post I am going to share the 17 things that I have enjoyed through 2017. There is a mixture … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #1 – Home the Story of everyone who ever lived in our house by Julie Myerson

Julie Myerson did not set out to research her Victorian home in South East London. She was actually researching for a nineteenth Century novel and stumbled across the 1881 Census return for her home. She discovered that her home at … Continue reading

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You Are What You Read – Favourite Book(s)

I have always loved this quote which I think I first heard in the Rom-Com film, You’ve Got Mail staring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, released in 1998. It is probably one of my favourite films and I am not … Continue reading

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