Monthly Archives: April 2019

A-Z Challenge 2019 – L is for Learning and Reading to assist a One-Name Study

I am passionate about learning and understanding the strategy of a One-Name Study. The methodology is important to understand and to find a way that works for you. The Guild of One-Name Studies offers seminars, webinars and in 2012 wrote … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – K is for Keeping Track

Keeping track of your research is very important. I am a prolific note taker. I use typically the same note book and planner and record what research I have undertaken, where the research was – did I go to a … Continue reading

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The Angel of the North – #50Before50

A month or so ago we visited The Angel of the North. By coincidence, it happened to be the Angel’s 21st birthday. At the bottom of the Angel is a sign providing details about it’s history and so forth. The … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – J is for Just how big is my study going to be?

One of the key things with starting a One-Name Study is how big is it going to be? Not all surnames are equal and understanding the frequency of the surname will be determining factor. The more frequency a surname appears, … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – I is for Indexes

When I first joined the Guild of One-Name Studies back in 2002 I immediately registered my Orlando One-Name Study. As time passed the Guild began building up a set of indexes for the use of Guild members and I began … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – H is for History & Origins of a Surname

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). One of the fascinating things about a Surname Study that I love is the history … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – G is for Genealogical Proof Standard

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) The genealogical proof standard has essentially five elements to it – a) Reasonably exhaustive research … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from How to Be Both to……

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. We start this thread with How to be both by Ali Smith. I read this a few years ago as … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – F is for Framework

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) As with any project, you need to sit down and scope out your plan and … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – E is for Education

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) The Guild of One-Name Studies is a registered Charity in England and Wales. Part of … Continue reading

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