Monthly Archives: February 2019

RootsTech Ambassador London 2019

Just a quick note to say that I heard yesterday that I have been selected as a RootsTech Ambassador for London 2019. RootsTech London takes place 24-26 October 2019 at the ExCel Convention Centre in London There is currently a … Continue reading

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Do you have Ruby’s?

The Guild of One-Name Studies is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. As part of the celebrations we decided to create a collaborative study for the surname of Ruby. Ruby, as many people know is typically the gemstone give for a 40th … Continue reading

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Oral History – Why Bother?

Oral history is a great way of sharing history with the older generation. The older the individual in your family you talk to, perhaps the further back you might get with your family history. My Great Aunt, born in 1900 … Continue reading

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Oral History Series – Introduction

As regular readers of this blog will know, I grew up visiting my elderly maternal relatives. Long before I began researching my family history I loved to listen to my Great Aunts talk about the “old days” they were not … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the March 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at the size of a study, watching out for anomalies & plotting surname origins. You can read more by looking through the posts I have previously written HERE, or … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Your Own Citation, Guidance for Others

We are at the last of the Sources and Citations Series and I hope that you have found it useful and it has given you food for thought on your studies. Whether you have a blog or website for your research … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Approaches to Writing Sources

Continuing with the Sources and Citations Series. Whilst we all hope that we will record absolutely perfect citations we have to accept that there will be days when we do not. These will occur because there are a million things whizzing … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Genealogical Proof Standard & One-Name Studies

Sometime ago I promised to write a post about Genealogical Proof Standard. I cannot recall, if I indeed did write the post or if I added it to my never-ending to do list, but thought that I would write this … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Repository Lists

Continuing with the Sources and Citations Series and today we are going to focus on Repository Lists. Being a prolific note taker and list maker I am in my element with a list of repositories being an important part of my genealogy … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Are Sources Ever Wrong?

Continuing with the Sources and Citations Series. Early on in the series we talked about sources, what they are the differences between primary and secondary sources; you an read that earlier post here. Primary Source is something written at the time, by someone … Continue reading

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