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 a publication, called the Seven Pillars of Wisdom to enable members and those starting out to find a method of research and produced some guidance.
Some members believe the book is very UK focused, and perhaps it is, but the method, learning and other factors are included in the book.
The Pharos course that I teach goes a step further and hopefully stretches participants to consider other elements of a study. You can read about the course and sign up for it here HERE.
The key thing to remember is that none of this learning is in a formal setting. The Guild and the Pharos course offers support to members starting off and fellow Guild members are very knowledgeable and always strive to help.
If you are new to the concept then please read the posts HERE consider a surname in your family and perhaps explore the various sites mentioned and consider how big the study is likely to be (for more information see J!)
It is an interesting addiction. I am just about to register a second surname!
Congratulations! What surname..
I’ve never taken a serious pursuit of family names, but I’ve had a couple of aunts who have done extensive research and published their findings. Perhaps one day I’ll dig deeper.
Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands
Once you start, I find you not be able to stop – it’s quite amazing what can be unearthed.