Author Archives: Julie Goucher

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.

Mobility and Morbidity…A Project for the Future

I have just published a long overdue news post on the Guild of One-Name Studies website. The subject matter was the recent seminar series which sees the Guild releasing a presentation every week from the beginning of October until mid November. The … Continue reading

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LibraryThing – #LibrariesWeek

I joined LibraryThing back in October 2005, paying the fee of $25 for a lifetime account which enabled me to list more than 200 books. (The fee was removed circa 2019). My plan was to catalogue all of my books, … Continue reading

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Library Memories #LibrariesWeek

As I looked for something yesterday I came across my school reports from my middle school. Along with them was a letter thanking me for a donation to the school library, the year I left middle school, which was 1981. … Continue reading

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Favourite Genealogical Library – Society of Genealogists #LibrariesWeek

The ultimate genealogical library  in the UK in my view is the Society of Genealogists. I first visited in 1989 and purchased a small booklet about the Society which provided a brief guide; the location and directions, what is available … Continue reading

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Pharos One-Name Studies & Surname Courses

I hope you all like the new image, it is not a Picasso, but was enjoyable to create. The hardest bit, making sure that I have the little squares nice and tidy. Given that I am clumsy, you can guarantee … Continue reading

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Genealogical Libraries – #LibrariesWeek

I talked about Guildford library yesterday and we stay with that location for today’s post. Guildford library housed, when I began my genealogical and local history research, a rather fantastic set of local history material located on the top floor … Continue reading

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Library Memories – #LibrariesWeek

When I close my eyes I can still remember Guildford library(1); as it was when I was a child. The library didn’t just have books, but a fascinating card system which housed the card from the book that subsequently was … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Widening Horizons Seminar

The Guild of One-Name Studies is renowned for their quarterly seminars. COVID-19 has prevented seminars from taking place in the usual format. This latest seminar is a collaboration with The Local Population Studies Society and launches on Wednesday 7th October at 8pm London … Continue reading

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Researching in European Ancestors – East and West

Over recent years I have given a number of lectures about researching in Europe, either in person or online. The one thing that is consistent across delivering the presentation in both formats is the amount of questions. I am not … Continue reading

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Genealogy During COVID

Like the rest of the world, I was at home during lock down, the furthest I went for 4 months was the end of the drive or the garden, so I had plenty of time to ponder and look at … Continue reading

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