**Disclaimer** Any views shared here are my own and do not form or imply any official view point of Pharos Tutors or the Guild of One-Name Studies.
As a Pharos tutor, one of the things I enjoy most is inspiring others to fully understand the entire strategic thinking of a surname project & One-Name Study.
The introduction course is the first course in the suite of One-Name study courses. Focus is on the history of surnames, understanding what a one-name study is, collecting records & gathering records, making sense of the records collected and then practical aspects of such a study. You can read more HERE and you can read any of the extensive posts on the topic of surnames via the surname research link.
Each week there is a lesson and a chat session. The forum provides a platform to get to know fellow classmates and to share answers to the exercise questions, or to ask questions etc. The course is aimed at those researching in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but not exclusively so. I have taught a number of students residing across the globe and a number of students who are researching a surname whose origins are elsewhere.
I am a Trustee of the Guild, and have been since 2015, though that is not entwined with my role as a tutor with Pharos.
The next course begins 4th February 2020 and there are still a few places available. The following intake of this introduction course will be early June 2020.