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 (1)

I thought that I would celebrate December, the Advent season with a series of surname Tips. The image here is from my Family Tree Magazine (UK) surname series which has just concluded. If you are a reader of the magazine, … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

The latest and final instalment of the Surname Series for 2019 has just been published. For those who have been reading each month I hope you have enjoyed reading it, as I have writing it. This last instalment focuses on … Continue reading

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Book Review – Diary 1944, A Return Ticket to the Past by Carla Van Beers

Carla van Beers’ story begins when she finds a mysterious English diary from the Second World War in a secondhand shop in her native Netherlands. She delivers a mixture of intrigue and investigations as she describes her quest to trace … Continue reading

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Ramblings from my Desk….. (25)

This is the 25th Desk Ramblings post that I have written and it was time for an image change. The use of my childhood Scrabble board in my Family Tree Magazine (UK) articles has been popular so I figured, if … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

The December  issue of Family Tree Magazine has recently been published, and the surname series continues, with us looking at learning resources, which in turn assist in discovering the methodology of a One-Name study and surname research. I have written … Continue reading

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Surname Research – Variants

When I registered the surname of Butcher with the Guild of One-Name Studies back in 2016 I had already been working on the surname. Not just my own links to the surname, but also the other facets of the study, … Continue reading

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Dear Kath, Love Ron: Letters 1937 to 1946 Edited by Mike Spathaky

A day or so ago I received an email from a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, Mike Spathaky. The reason for the note was to let me know that his book, Dear Kath, Love Ron will be … Continue reading

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Researching Surnames – A Guide to One-Name Studies.

Over the summer, I spent time working on a revised edition of the Surname Guide – A Guide to One-Name Studies. The booklet will be available to purchase from the Guild of One-Name Studies and Amazon. The PDF version will … Continue reading

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Book Review – Son of Mine by Peter Papathanasiou

In this beautifully written memoir Peter Papathanasiou tells the story of two lives: his own, and that of his mother. From a starting point in modern Australia, the book reaches back to the period after the Second World War, focusing … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

The November issue of Family Tree Magazine has recently been published, and the surname series continues, with us looking at preserving and publishing your One-Name Study. There is a good deal of overlap between the publishing and preserving elements of … Continue reading

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