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.

Pharos Courses – Discussions and Shared Learning (#SurnameSeries)

One of the most important elements of any learning, whether that is in a classroom or an online environment is the interaction with the tutor and other students. The Pharos courses are no different in this regard. Each week there … Continue reading

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Middle Names and Surnames (#SurnameSeries)

I have not written about given names or middle names previously, but often these can provide insight into the history of a family or perhaps the links to family and, or friends. Many of us have middle names, given to … Continue reading

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Surname Projects, Lineage Projects and Family History (#SurnameSeries)

This topic has been on my blog post list for well over two years. One of the popular questions I am asked is how a One-Name Study (surname project/surname research) differs from family history and Lineage projects. For whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Presentation – Researching Displaced People

My next scheduled talk is Researching Displaced People which takes place on Saturday 13 February 2021, at 2pm GMT.  You can read more about the talk on the Society of Genealogists website HERE where you are also able to book … Continue reading

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Surname Series 2021 (#SurnameSeries)

For those of you who have been reading this site for a while, you may well recall that when I create posts, especially genealogical ones, that I tend to do so in series format. The beginning of a new year, … Continue reading

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Evernote, by Phil Isherwood – Webinar

This interesting webinar on Evernote, by Phil Isherwood, may provide help for those who struggle with organising their research … which I suspect may be many of us! Phil has worked in the software industry for 30 years and has … Continue reading

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Research and Resources for Researching Surnames (1)

The first resource I am going to share is the Guild of One-Name Studies website. The website is host to a lot of data and the numerous benefits of membership. It is also the place where you can find the … Continue reading

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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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