Monthly Archives: May 2018

Introduction to One-Name Study Course

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 15 May 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) #19 – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

I don’t subscribe to a huge amount of YouTube video’s but one that I always watch is, Christopher Allen who at some point last year recommended this book, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. There are a number of video’s on … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – Do you put your Family History online?

Do you put your family history online? Yes and No! I have a very out of date tree on Ancestry that is private and I placed there for my benefit when I was travelling about five year ago. I also … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – How do you look after your family’s old documents & photos?

How do you look after your family’s old documents & photos? I have quite a collection of old photographs. Some are not in great shape and others are in a reasonable condition for their age. Firstly I scanned every photograph … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – What do you know about your surname?

What do you know about your surname? Surnames can tell us quite a lot about the history of the surname and the surname’s origin. This element is also covered, to some degree in the Introduction of One-Name Studies course, ran … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018 – True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories?

True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories? I was very lucky in that I grew up visiting my Great Aunts, the sisters of my maternal Grandfather. I heard them talk about people, family and friends … Continue reading

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Family History Week #FHWeek 2018

Family Tree Magazine (UK) which has been bring to genealogists everywhere monthly delights for over thirty years hosted their first ever Family History Week #FHWeek from 16-22nd April 2018. The Guild of One-Name Studies supported the event by opening up all their … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #18 – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up by Marie Kondo

I first became aware of this book through a flurry of book reviews online. I also watched the following YouTube video from Jen at Pretty Neat Living and I have linked that below. Whilst I do not follow the exact … Continue reading

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