Family Tree Magazine – How to Start a One-Name Study.

FTM March 2020The launch of my 2020 series on surnames has begun in Family Tree Magazine, March issue and on sale now.

This article four page article, How to Start a One-Name Study is demonstrating the starting of a study and setting the scene. I selected the surname of DWERRYHOUSE and have commenced the building of that study. We focus on choosing a surname, registering the name with the Guild, getting a feel for the origins of a surname. We chat about the global aspect and keeping study material organised. We conclude with final reading.

I also do a step by step guide to search and download the results from FreeBMD. Even if you are a reader living outside of the UK and researching a non-British surname, it would be relevant to search FreeBMD and gather the material, to work upon at some point.

I also share that a One-Name study is not a Olympic race, it is more akin to a gentle stroll in a park – a study evolves over time.

IMG_1710My final comment is this header picture, which will change each quarter, hopefully reflective of the evolution of a study.

Family Tree Magazine is available in paper and digital format from the magazine.

In the June issue we look at growing a One-Name Study.

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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