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.

Surname Tips (10)

Today’s tip is to read a copy of the current version of The Art of a One-Name Study, (Seven Pillars). Published by the Guild in 2012 the book is a great introduction to progressing a One-Name (surname) Study. The book … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (9)

Today’s tip is to read a copy of the newly published Surname Research Guide. I wrote the initial version back in February 2019. The booklet was circulated with Family Tree Magazine (UK), March edition as a way of the Guild … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (8)

The Guild has a great many resources within the members’ area, which is obviously for members’! One of the benefits, is the Guild wiki which contains a whole manner of things.  It was the wiki that was the forerunner to … Continue reading

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Southern California Genealogical Society –  “European Surnames and How They Can Help in Genealogical Research”

A FREE Webinar from Southern California Genealogical Society –  “European Surnames and How They Can Help in Genealogical Research” To sign up for the webinar please click THIS LINK. The webinar will be broadcast from 6pm GMT or 10am PST.  … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (7)

One of the tips early on, was to explore the Guild website, today the tip is view the recording of the Guild website. The recording was from the seminar in spring 2017 and was presented by Kim Baldacchino, who was … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (6)

Yesterday, the tip was to attend a Guild seminar or conference, today the tip is explore the recorded offering of seminar and conference sessions. These are available to members only. Members need to be logged in to the website and … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (5)

In the last tip, I mentioned the connection with other genealogists and recommend this tip to all. Attend a Guild conference or seminar. The Guild is a global organisation. Members live in a variety of places across the globe, the … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (4)

The tip for day four is to estimate how big your surname study is going to be? – Is it the size of a matchbox, the size of Mount Everest or something in between? There are advantages and disadvantages to … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (3)

Many members of the Guild of One-Name Studies and other genealogists, report that they become fascinated with surnames following encountering a genealogical brick wall or because of intrigue with a particular surname. Therefore it seems likely that you have material … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (2)

For day two we are going to look at surnames in your family that might be suitable for a study. Maybe you want to focus on your own surname, or perhaps one you acquired through adoption or marriage. Maybe you … Continue reading

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