Author Archives: Julie Goucher

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.

Podcasts – Planet Puffin (BBC Radio 4)

I am a great lover of podcasts and at regular intervals have a binge listen to catch up on my favourites or those that I have stumbled across. Today, whilst undertaking some rather brain numbing scanning I caught up with … Continue reading

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The Surname series continues, with the August 2019 issue of the magazine focusing on Organising a study. I don’t have sufficient space to be able to do the organising topic justice, merely scratching the top of the iceburg, but to … Continue reading

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RootsTech London 2019 Competition

As a RootsTech London Ambassador I have the opportunity to host a give away for the event of a compliementary three day pass (worth £149). There is no restrictions on how I choose to host the give away. So read to … Continue reading

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Twitter & #DNAChat

I have always enjoyed Twitter, my only issue was being able to convey information in 280 characters, as some of you will know, I am wordy! However,  I had a review of my Twitter profile and header image and thought … Continue reading

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The Benefits & Thoughts of Keeping a Journal

Last week I wrote about Notebooks, Inbox & Workflow and I planned that the next post I would write about keeping a notebook etc would be the Travellers Notebooks system that I use for my brain-dump and inbox. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the July 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at the Guild of One-Name Studies, fundamental principles of a study, the Seven Pillars. Next month, (August) we focus on organising and developing a study before working our … Continue reading

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Review of #FamilyTreeLive

I had hoped to get this review published earlier, but other deadlines and domestics I am afraid played a part in the delay. After a gap of a year in the UK without a significant genealogical show or event it … Continue reading

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Notebooks, Inbox and Workflow Review

I am a prolific note taker. I love stationary and have a supply of unopened notebooks ready and waiting. I am also a creature of habit and fussy with my notebooks. I like to be able to write with the … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Britain and the European Union

Firstly, this is NOT a political post. It is simply, (if only it was!) a time frame in the history of Europe. I have no intention of sharing my personal vote in the Referendum in 2016 or in the EU Elections … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Look back at Genealogy Shows

It is a month ago since the #FamilyHistoryLive show and what a month that has been! I thought it might be an opportunity to have an interlude from European Ancestors material! I recently was searching in my office for something … Continue reading

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