A-Z Challenge 2019 – Introduction


I took part in the A-Z challenge as far back as 2012. I had a break for a year or so but came back for 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed participating again and see no reason to not take part in 2019.

This year I plan to focus my efforts on the genealogical concept of a One-Name Study or surname research and in particular Tips and Tools of Starting a One-Name Study.

Each day, from 1st April until 30th April I shall write linked into the letter of the alphabet. Sunday’s will be free of A-Z posts, although I might write about other things.

In order to give some context, I am going to explain what a One-Name Study or surname research project is. Quite simply it the tracking of a single surname, across all time spans and across all Countries. Members of the Guild of One-Name Studies agree to make their study global and there is no time constrains on the globalisation of the project. Simply put, it takes as long as it takes.

So, with that in mind I will be back tomorrow with A is for…… and you can read a number of other posts about Surname research HERE

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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8 Responses to A-Z Challenge 2019 – Introduction

  1. I am so interested to read your posts this month, Julie. I’ve not heard of a one-name study previously, but I bet my MIL has. She has a near-rabid interest in genealogy! 🙂


  2. Anne Young says:

    I look forward to reading your tips through this month. Regards Anne


  3. BookerTalk says:

    This sounds interesting, do you have any more details about the challenge Julie like who hosts this and how do you join in? Karen


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