Author Archives: Julie Goucher

About Julie Goucher

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

Pharos Surname Courses 2022

Back in the Summer I agreed with Pharos Tutors when the Surname courses will run in 2022. The course start dates are listed below. All the courses are 5 weeks with the exception of the Advanced course, which is a … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire FHS (UK) is holding a free family history ZoomFair

​I don’t as a rule share general information like the details below, but thought I would on this occasion. I am a member of the Oxfordshire Family History Society and have been impressed with the enthusiasm with which the Society … Continue reading

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Butcher and Cartwright Family

Back in late May 2021, I spotted on a well known auction site a collection of documents related to a Butcher family. I cannot recall whether I won this on a traditional auction, or did a “buy now”. On a … Continue reading

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Certificate of Recognition – Society of Genealogists

Blog posts here these days are a bit like buses, you wait ages for one then two come along at once! Those who follow me either on Facebook or Twitter may well have seen my comment or post from yesterday. … Continue reading

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Papergang Stationery Box

What is there not to love about stationery? I stumbled across the Papergang Stationery boxes last year, when the August box had the theme of fish. There was a discount on the first box, so I subscribed so I could … Continue reading

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Delving into the Surname of Noack (1)

Thirty years ago and I arrived in Australia to begin an adventure. I was exhausted from the traveling en-route, not to mention the jet lag. Within days I was presented with a book that I “might enjoy reading”. I was … Continue reading

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Stamping The Past (1)

Just recently I found myself day dreaming back in time. I don’t even know what the trigger was for this dreaming, but I found myself thinking about stamps. I know it’s not exactly a wild subject but what else can … Continue reading

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Genealogical Field Notes (1)

As I neared the finishing touches to the new Pharos course I am teaching, Researching Ancestors in Continental Europe I gathered up the last pile of notebooks in which resided some material for potential adding to the course material. As … Continue reading

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Why Study Surnames?

As any genealogist or family historian will tell you there are always more questions than answers and always a burning obsession to find out more, even if the odds are against a successful search. There are a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – P is for Publishing, Publicising, and Preserving One-Name and Surname Research

Today we look at three of the seven elements of one-name studies that feature on the 7 steps image here – there is a great deal of overlap between the three elements and these are easily achieved when considered together. … Continue reading

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