Author Archives: Julie Goucher

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.

European Ancestors – Migration Series (1) – Introduction

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE. The story of migration, and understanding that story is of importance to genealogists and family historians.  In the understanding of that story, it … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Workbook For One-Name Studies

Some months ago I said I would share how I kept spreadsheets full of unprocessed and unrelated data prior to it being added to my software database. Apologies for a long wait, I hope this post goes some way to … Continue reading

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Pharos Course Dates for 2023

I have yet to update the relevant sections of this site, but I have agreed the following dates for the various courses that I teach: Introduction to One-Name Studies (901) Details can be found HERE 24 January and 4 July … Continue reading

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Working with UNCONNECTED People in a Genealogical Database

This is a long awaited post, requested by several Pharos students….(sorry for the wait!). Working with unconnected people in a genealogical database is one of the biggest issues for those with surname projects, or One-Name Studies. I personally struggled with … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France – Index to the Series

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. If you are wondering what the various posts were about, wonder no more, this is the index! Census Paris Births Baptisms Deaths … Continue reading

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Q & A – Recording Ethnicity in a One-Name Study or in Genealogy

A few weeks ago I received an email from a Guild of One-Name Studies member asking me How do you handle the identification of people of colour (Negro) in your studies? I must admit I took a while to respond … Continue reading

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Orlando Military Personnel in France

As I was writing the post about military records in France for my Understanding France Series, I did a number of searches and was surprised by the results, and thought it worth sharing. The first search I did was for … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (40) Military

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Memoire des Hommes – Military Enlistments of the old Regime of France 1682-1793 is a significant depository of records in browse mode … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (39) Surname Distribution

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. One of the things that is useful, is to see a visual display of where a surname appears across a country. In … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (38) Romani Research

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Romani’s are an ethnic group originating from northern India. The number of Romani’s in France could be anywhere between 20,000 and 400,000, … Continue reading

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