Category Archives: Genealogy

Q & A – Which Pharos One-Name Studies course should I take first?

This morning I received the following question: Julie, I recently joined the Guild of One-Name Studies having listened to your online lecture with the Society of Genealogists. I want to take part in the readalong, but I am not sure … Continue reading

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Researching Surnames Guide – Readalong

Beginning 1 September 2020, I am offering a read-a-long of this booklet, coupled with discussion. The booklet will be read over 3 weeks and then discussed over alternating weeks. Here is the schedule: 1 September 2020 reading pages 1-15 (A) … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Five

The fifth lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. Our fourth chat session will take place a little later this week, please check the Pharos forum for details and the link. This … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 10)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE Researching Russian Surnames When researching European families it is sometimes much easier to focus on the surname … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Four

The fourth lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students Our third chat session will take place a little later this week, please check the Pharos forum for details and the link. For … Continue reading

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Q & A – Christmas One-Name Study, Xmas and variants

I received the following message from a Guild member regarding their One-Name study. As the details will make it obvious which member had the question, they have given their permission for the message to be shared in full. My pondering’s … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Three

The third lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students For more details, confirmation of the forthcoming dates and to book please visit the information page HERE. Our second chat session will take … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Two

The second lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students For more details, confirmation of the forthcoming dates and to book please visit the information page HERE. Our first chat session will take … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson One

The first lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. I usually get a geographical mix of students and this course is no exception, with students from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and … Continue reading

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Q & A – Blogging Tips

In the last few weeks I have received several emails about blogging. Here is just one of those questions Julie, I have been considering starting a blog for my surname study and my own genealogy. I wondered if you could … Continue reading

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