Monthly Archives: December 2019

Rural Communities #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 1

I spent some time a few days ago writing about the Guild blog challenge and shared how my software is set up with different trees. The first post in the series is about rural settings and we, as genealogists should … Continue reading

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Commonplace Notebooks

Following on from yesterday’s post, where I mentioned the lovely Tartan covered notebooks and mention of Commonplace notebooks. Despite keeping notebooks and journals since I was 12, I had never heard of Commonplace notebooks until I read the insert that … Continue reading

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Gems from Wigtown

It is not unsurprising that in order to remain in business and compete with the likes of Amazon that bookshops have needed to diversify. One bookshop, sold notebooks and whilst I did not need any more, I could not resist … Continue reading

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Wigtown – #50Before50

Languishing on my Before 50 list was a visit to the Wigtown. For those who love to read may well know Wigtown for the being the National book town in Scotland. So when an opportunity to head north of the … Continue reading

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Guild Blog Challenge #GOONSblogchallenge

Having committed to participate in the Guild Blog Challenge I thought I should write about the type of posts I plan on writing. I am going to attempt to write each week, which means 12 posts. I am going to … Continue reading

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Guild Blog Challenge #GOONSblogchallenge

One of the things I love about the Guild of One-Name Studies is the ethos of members helping members. This Guild Blog Challenge is no exception. The Guild has a closed Facebook group for members only. Before Christmas, a discussion … Continue reading

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Desk Ramblings (26)

Today in England we have a second public holiday, or as we call them, bank holiday. The 26th December is known as Boxing Day, or as it is officially known, St Stephen’s Day. St Stephen was the first Christian Martyr … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (25)

Today is our final surname tip because we have reached Christmas Day – Happy Christmas everyone! My final tip is to be thankful for the friendships and connections we make within the Guild and within the wider Genealogical community. Whether … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (24)

Today’s tip is write or talk about your study. Over the years, I have heard many members say that they rarely hear from others with an interest in their surname. Why would you unless you actively share with the wider … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (23)

Today’s tip is explore if there is a DNA Project relevant to your surname. FTDNA is the only company offering projects centred on Surname, Religion or Place. The Guild has an extensive set of DNA pages on their website and … Continue reading

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