Introducing a Year in Surnames #AYearInSurnames

Unless your family are from Iceland, you have a surname, and so do your ancestors. The year of 2020 has been a strange year, full of promise until a pandemic struck, then as Country after Country entered lock down, it was as if someone had pressed a global pause button.

During the 28 weeks I was confined to the house shielding, I did a lot of research, evaluation, writing and thinking, though not necessarily in that order!

I am always surprised when genealogists and family historians take the view that studying surnames is a niche subject, after all we all have one and therefore, researching surnames, to some degree should be very much front and centre of our individual research.

As I said, I have done lots of thinking, and part of that thinking is to create a series of blog posts, centred around surnames. For the next 52 weeks we will explore a surname each week from our individual family history, centred on a theme or a letter from the alphabet, with the latter not being in any specific order.

Does that sound like fun? If so, why not play along.

Each Saturday (UK time), starting tomorrow, 5th September 2020 a blog post that fits with the theme for the week should be written and posted to your own site during the forthcoming week. Do not forget to leave the link for your post in the comments on this site.

For those who like to plan ahead, I have released the blog themes for the entire year and these can be downloaded from HERE

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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2 Responses to Introducing a Year in Surnames #AYearInSurnames

  1. BookerTalk says:

    You always come up with the most interesting projects.


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