Category Archives: A-Z Challenge 2018 – Surname Research Series

A-Z Challenge 2019 – L is for Learning and Reading to assist a One-Name Study

I am passionate about learning and understanding the strategy of a One-Name Study. The methodology is important to understand and to find a way that works for you. The Guild of One-Name Studies offers seminars, webinars and in 2012 wrote … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Zeal about Surnames

I am hopeful that the various posts over the course of the A-Z Challenge, which has been about surnames, surname research and registering a One-Name Study has been enjoyable and given you plenty of scope for ideas and thoughts. You … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – YOUR Study

Once a genealogist has registered the surname with the Guild they agree to do essentially several things: Aim to make the study global Respond to all enquiries. In fact the five broad principles can be seen here. There is guidance … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – X Marks the Spot!

The phrase X Marks the Spot is typical to denote where someone should sign their name or perhaps it denotes a pin mark on a map identifying where a particular location is. So today I am going to chat about … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Writing about your One-Name Studies

Whether you write articles, Tweets, Facebook posts or a blog you are writing and publicising your study and fulfilling at least three of the Seven Pillar’s of Wisdom: the Art of One-Name Studies, published by the Guild in 2012. The … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Variants and Deviants

The topic of variants and deviants is addressed in detail during the Introduction to One-Name Studies course. Essentially we have likely all come across variants and deviants to our surnames, even if we have not called them that. Variants For the purposes … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Understanding Surnames

Understanding our surnames is a really important element of any One-Name study. In much the same way as building a house, with the foundations first, a One-Name study is built and developed the same way. In today’s post I am … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Thinking about Surnames

Over the next two days we are going to be thinking about surnames. In many ways, T & U are not only linked together, but also to S for Synthesis. The main question is What does my surname mean? There … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Synthesis and what it means for a One-Name Study

Those of you who have been reading this site for a while may well recognise the image I shared a few days ago of the Seven steps of a One-Name Study. The third step is Synthesis and today we are … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Reviewing Data

Material is coming online at a phenomenal rate and yet what is online is only a fraction of what is available. Just as with our own genealogical research, with a One-Name Study you should review material: What material you already … Continue reading

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