Author Archives: Julie Goucher

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.

Introduction to One-Name Studies (901) ~ Week 2

The second lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. We have a lovely mix of students, from the United States, the UK, France, and Australia, we will be having our discussion on … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

The first lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. I usually get a geographical mix of students and this course is no exception, with students from the UK, Australia, France and United … Continue reading

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Researching Italian Ancestors Interview on Journeys into Genealogy Podcast

Before Christmas, in this post I mentioned that I had been writing some notes in preparation for an interview. I was delighted to be approached by Emma Cox from the Journeys into Genealogy Podcast, and invited to talk about researching … Continue reading

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Reflections and Thoughts, and a New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Whilst I was stirring the gravy to the appropriate thickness on Christmas Day, I began thinking of my childhood, family, my late Mum and maternal Grandparents and the influence they each had on me, and how … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday 2022

I am writing this a few days before Christmas, and wish all my readers and subscribers a lovely Christmas or lovely holiday period, however you spend it. I will be back shortly after the festive period, so stay tuned.

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Advent – Day 18

Today marks what would have been my beloved Grandmother’s 110th birthday. Regular readers of this blog will have read various posts about my Grandparents and the families they descended from. I am very proud of them and the achievements they … Continue reading

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Advent – Day 14

The collection of tree ornaments we have, are ones that we bought from our first Christmas together, 30 years ago. As each is hung on the tree a memory is evoked. There are others that were given to us by … Continue reading

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Advent – Day 13

We live in a fast, modern and immediate world which is totally removed from the years of my childhood. What was a treat back then is very much a potentially common occurrence now which rather defeats the object to being … Continue reading

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Advent – Day 11

Last year and in fact for several years previously I had not written a post a day for Advent. Last year though, on 11 December I wanted to post what you are going to read below. It was the post … Continue reading

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Advent – Day 10

I promised my last Pharos students a peek at my notebooks, well in this case it is a peek at my current book. Anyone who has been reading this site for a while will no doubt recall how I began … Continue reading

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