We are all individuals and our studies are just like us, totally individual. One of the great things I love about the Guild is the is the ethos of sharing with others, members and non-members alike, and encouragement for others to follow others great ideas.
A great example of this came from the Sennett One-Name Study A while ago Corinne shared the concept of a virtual cemetery on Find A Grave. Essentially a study holder creates a virtual cemetery on the Find A Grave website and rather than the cemetery be a location, the common theme is the surname. Here is the Virtual cemetery I created for the Butcher surname. It is not anywhere near complete and may never be so, but it is in existence and not only enables me to add individuals to the virtual cemetery, but also to “advertise” the Butcher study – thanks Corinne!
In a similar vein I have shared my methodology as a way of highlighting a possible way that another might do their study. We all read material written by others and reflect upon that and perhaps adopt an element of what we have read into our own lives or existence. Why should our One-Name studies be any different.
Issac Newton is known for his quote “Standing on the shoulders of Giants” and that is what this about.