Guild Blog Challenge #GOONSblogchallenge


Image copyright to Melody McKay Burton (Tickle One-Name Study 2019)

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 focus on a mixture of more generalised posts and a few person specific posts. These posts will all appear on this blog and will also be created as a document and then uploaded to my TNG sites depending upon which surname the post is relevant to, linked to the individual.

All posts will be identifiable by the category of #GuildBlogChallenge and any relevant surname, as they might be individuals in my study, but might not be individuals with the study surname. All posts will have an image, either one relevant to the content of the post or a more generic image, which might also be the image on this post.

I often write posts in advance, in some cases months in advance. In this case, I am not going to be writing more than a few weeks ahead. I am going to though, write about some individuals that have things outstanding on my to do list, and some of those things have been outstanding for years!

I have studies representing my parents – both of those studies began in 1988, though it took me until 2002 to join the Guild of One-Name studies and register the surname of Orlando. The surname of Butcher was not registered until 2016.

Software and Genealogical Trees.

I use Roots Magic for my genealogical software, and maintain a number of trees.


 – Main File (this is my mother’s line, heading back down the generations, it also has my husband and his family lines included.)

–  ONS (this is my study file)


Orlando Line (this is my father’s Sicilian line)

ONS (this is my study file)

The software set up is because of a specific reason and that is the topic of my first post in this blog challenge so stay tuned!


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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1 Response to Guild Blog Challenge #GOONSblogchallenge

  1. BookerTalk says:

    I’ve just joined this challenge and am now thinking of topics for my posts. I ever thought about converting a blog post to a document and adding to the TNG component of my website, great idea though


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