Category Archives: Genealogy

The Surname series continues, with the August 2019 issue of the magazine focusing on Organising a study. I don’t have sufficient space to be able to do the organising topic justice, merely scratching the top of the iceburg, but to … Continue reading

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RootsTech London 2019 Competition

As a RootsTech London Ambassador I have the opportunity to host a give away for the event of a compliementary three day pass (worth £149). There is no restrictions on how I choose to host the give away. So read to … Continue reading

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Twitter & #DNAChat

I have always enjoyed Twitter, my only issue was being able to convey information in 280 characters, as some of you will know, I am wordy! However,  I had a review of my Twitter profile and header image and thought … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the July 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at the Guild of One-Name Studies, fundamental principles of a study, the Seven Pillars. Next month, (August) we focus on organising and developing a study before working our … Continue reading

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Review of #FamilyTreeLive

I had hoped to get this review published earlier, but other deadlines and domestics I am afraid played a part in the delay. After a gap of a year in the UK without a significant genealogical show or event it … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Look back at Genealogy Shows

It is a month ago since the #FamilyHistoryLive show and what a month that has been! I thought it might be an opportunity to have an interlude from European Ancestors material! I recently was searching in my office for something … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Portuguese Surnames

Rather similar to Spanish surnames, Portuguese ones are divided into: First names – Nomes Proprios Last names – Apelidos Last names are formed from surnames representing the heritage from both sides of the family. Such as: First names – Jose … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Researching in Portugal

The obligation to keep church parish records began on 11 November 1563 following a session of the Council of Trent. There are three distinct phases of that researchers in Portugal should be aware of. Between 16th and the end of … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Surnames

If you are researching an European surname there is a chance you are capturing every instance of that surname wherever you locate it irrespective of whether it connects to your own family or not. The concept of examining the details … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Surname Distribution Maps

Surname distribution maps are very helpful in identifying a presence for a surname in a particular country. Below there are a list of Country specific distribution maps. Austria Czech Republic France Germany – Digital dictionary of German surnames Ireland Italy Poland … Continue reading

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