Surname Tips (5)

Surname Tips

Copyright – Julie Goucher 2019

In the last tip, I mentioned the connection with other genealogists and recommend this tip to all. Attend a Guild conference or seminar.

The Guild is a global organisation. Members live in a variety of places across the globe, the UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, various countries in Europe, Canada and the United States. We also have members in a random selection box of other countries, Thailand, Kuwait, Kenya just to name a few.

Clearly, not all members can attend events, whether that is through, geography, mobility or other reasons. In those instances, the seminar and conference can come to the members, in the format of a visual recording of the session.

Not all sessions are recorded, but the Guild tries to, where possible, subject to volunteers.

It is not just about learning as part of the sessions. It is about the networking and chatting with other members. I do not always get to seminars or conference; it depends very much on other commitments and the geography of events. Conference and seminars move around the UK. There have been seminars in the United States and Australia in recent years, though these have not been recorded.

All seminar and conference sessions are available to non-members, in person. The next seminar is in Hampshire England in February and the 2020 conference is in Oxford England at the end of April 2020.

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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