Category Archives: A-Z Challenge 2019 – Tips, Tools & Starting 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

Posted in A-Z Challenge 2018 - Surname Research Series, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 4 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – K is for Keeping Track

Keeping track of your research is very important. I am a prolific note taker. I use typically the same note book and planner and record what research I have undertaken, where the research was – did I go to a … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | Leave a comment

A-Z Challenge 2019 – J is for Just how big is my study going to be?

One of the key things with starting a One-Name Study is how big is it going to be? Not all surnames are equal and understanding the frequency of the surname will be determining factor. The more frequency a surname appears, … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | Leave a comment

A-Z Challenge 2019 – I is for Indexes

When I first joined the Guild of One-Name Studies back in 2002 I immediately registered my Orlando One-Name Study. As time passed the Guild began building up a set of indexes for the use of Guild members and I began … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Place Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 2 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – H is for History & Origins of a Surname

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). One of the fascinating things about a Surname Study that I love is the history … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, Italian Surname Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 8 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – G is for Genealogical Proof Standard

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) The genealogical proof standard has essentially five elements to it – a) Reasonably exhaustive research … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, Archive - Imported from Blogger, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 3 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – F is for Framework

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) As with any project, you need to sit down and scope out your plan and … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 1 Comment

A-Z Challenge 2019 – E is for Education

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE) The Guild of One-Name Studies is a registered Charity in England and Wales. Part of … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 2 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – D is for DNA

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). A number of members of the Guild of One-Name Studies have an associated DNA project … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, DNA & Surname Projects, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 1 Comment

A-Z Challenge 2019 – C is for Citations & Sources

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). Firstly, if you are completely new to the concept of a One-Name Study, a little … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, One-Place Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 3 Comments