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.

A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – H is for How do I……

The overriding questions of doing a one-name study are typically How do I….: Keep a One-Name Study? Begin a One-Name Study? Respond to enquiries? Write a profile page? ……. There are a number of other questions too and I find … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – G is for Reasons to be Global,1,2,3….

The Guild of One-Name Studies has the requirement that all registered surnames should be researched globally. That is a big commitment, but the requirement is a just one as the following will show. There is no expectation on how soon … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – Frugal Surname Research

The online genealogical arena is overwhelmed with the provisions available to us. Whatever material I share here is a mere fraction of what is available online; and the material that is online is a fraction of the material in existence. … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – E is for Ephemera with Surname Research

Over the years I have collected “stuff” that has a link to my One-Name studies. I try not to accumulate items that are a hassle to store, but I have caved every now and again! Typically these things are post … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – D is for Delving Deep with Surname Research.

In some ways the post today builds on the post for A – Advanced One-Name Studies. Today we look at delving deep, not just in depth but also breadth of a topic, adding a new dimension to our research. In … Continue reading

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Italian Surname Series – Saia and Saja

One of the tasks in the Introduction to One-Name Studies course is to consider the meanings of the surname of interest, and in some cases there is more than one meaning and more that one country of origin. Having written … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – C is for Considerations for Surname Research.

This is my third instalment of the A-Z Challenge 2021. You can visit other participants HERE.  You can follow along my posts HERE. There are a great many consideration relevant to surname research when you first begin looking at the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – B is for Books and Bibliography

The online world has provided the potential for books outside of their copyright to be available to researchers. Those providers offering access FREE are: Google Books The Internet Archive Project Gutenberg Hathi Trust ……. And, there may well be others. … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – A is for Advanced One-Name Studies

Advanced One-Name Studies is not something that I have talked much about, so I thought I would delve a little deeper into it as we kick off the #AllAboutSurnames Series. The Advanced One-Name Studies course builds on the earlier Introduction … Continue reading

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Advanced One-Name Studies Course

In November last year I taught the Advanced One-Name Studies course. The course lasts for six weeks, comprises of five lessons and a reading week. Students have the opportunity when signing up for the course to choose the assessed option, … Continue reading

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