Category Archives: A-Z Challenge

A-Z Challenge 2019 – Websites & Online Study Presence

Before the internet those researching a specific study largely did so via a series of written methods. As we entered into a digital modern age websites were for large organisations. Over time the scope for websites and online presence expanded … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – V is for Variants

Surnames are curious things, despite us all having one. A variant is deviation from the surname you are interested in. A number of members of the Guild of One-Name Studies have relatively few variants, others have a phenomenal amount. For … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – U is for Understanding of a study and the necessity to AIM for globalisation

Whenever I teach the Pharos course in One-Name Studies one of the things that comes up either via email or via the online discussion forum is the concern of being global with a study. One of the principles of a … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – T is for Timelines

I love timelines. They enable us to tell us what information we hold about an individual, whether that is our own ancestor or someone from our studies. A timeline also enables us to see what we DO NOT know and … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – S is for Structure of a Study

Every member of the Guild of One-Name Studies structures their studies differently. Some members enter their data straight into a genealogical database, others extract data from various sources and they analyse the data. Some collect data and have done since … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – R is for Reconstruction of Families

Not all members of the Guild of One-Name Studies reconstruct families as part of their study. The commitment when you join the Guild and register a surname is that the study will aim to be global and that you will … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – Q is for Questions and To Do’s!

Whether it is your own research or that relevant to my One-Name study I advocate keeping a list of to do’s. As I examine each document, I use each individual item of information as a fact and that enables me … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – P is for Pharos Courses

The two courses organised by Pharos Tutors are sound and robust online courses. Their aim is to encourage students to think about their research, plans, aspirations for their study. It is also a great way of listening and sharing information, … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – O is for Organisation

On every intake of  the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course one of the questions that is always asked, earlier than it appears in the course is how to keep and organise a study. I have planned a series on that, giving … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – N is for Notes

Whatever research you are working on, whether that be a school or college project, a genealogical one or a more specific genealogical project such as a One-Name or One-Place study you are going to take notes. Notes are only as … Continue reading

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