Monthly Archives: December 2021

Surnames – Setting the Global Stage

As we head into 2022, I celebrate my 20th anniversary as a Guild of One-Name Studies member, and my fascination with surnames. Back in October, I began looking at surname posts for the forthcoming year, all of which have a … Continue reading

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Christmas Post 2021

Merry Christmas image – from the collection of Julie Goucher, 2021 I am writing this a few days before Christmas and we still live in strange times, so what is okay today might not be by Christmas Day, but irrespective … Continue reading

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Local History Along the Wall #HW1900

Marking the 1900th Anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall (AD 122-2022) The 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. A relatively recent relocation … Continue reading

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Fascinations in the Parish Registers – Compton,Surrey

In 1990 I was looking at the parish register for Compton in Surrey. Tucked away in the register was some additional bits of information, I made a few notes and carried on. Fast forward to 2019, I came across my … Continue reading

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Spotlight on….Genealogy the Next Generation Webinar

  Genealogy the Next Generation making the genealogy community a welcoming space for all age groups. Dr Janet Few is shining the spotlight on Why we need to make the genealogy community more inclusive, with particular reference to age. What are the … Continue reading

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Getting to know Sutera – An Overview

Rising 600 meters above sea level, some 100 km from Palmero is Sutera, in Sicily. Now a town of 1223 people (May 2021), it has a fascinating history. Sutera is a rural community, defined by feudal estates and cereal cultivation … Continue reading

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