Category Archives: Genealogy

Getting to know Sutera – An Overview

Rising 600 meters above sea level, some 100 km from Palmero is Sutera, in Sicily. Now a town of 1223 people (May 2021), it has a fascinating history. Sutera is a rural community, defined by feudal estates and cereal cultivation … Continue reading

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Researching Ancestors in Continental Europe (Pharos Course)

Part of the European Ancestors Series For much of the last year, I have been writing and updating my Researching Ancestors in Continental Europe material. The final tweaks have been done, and now the Pharos course is available to book – … Continue reading

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Webinar – Zotero: A Versatile Research Tool for Genealogists

The Guild of One-Name Studies was lucky enough to welcome Patti Lee Hobbs yesterday, who delivered a very interesting webinar, Zotero: A Versatile Research Tool for Genealogists. Patti Lee Hobbs spoke about Zotero, open-source software developed specifically for researchers—is noted … Continue reading

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Genealogical Field Notes (2) – A Journey to the Spice Islands

Part of Genealogical Field Notes Mariners on board the vessel The Ascension in 1603 saw English soil for the first time in two years. A description of the voyage is documented by an unnamed individual who was on board the … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Webinars – Technology Tools Series

The latest webinars from the Guild of One-Name Studies are now available to book. The next two webinars are FREE to attend, but you do need to register. The next webinar is on Zotero, at takes place on 11 November, … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Europeans Beyond Europe – The Holocaust in North Africa and Beyond

Part of the European Ancestors Series By 1942 the Holocaust has spread from Europe to North Africa into the Middle East. There was a mixture of native Jewish rounded up within countries in North Africa and some Jewish that had … Continue reading

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SoG Lunchtime Chat – Researching Surnames and Undertaking a One-Name Study

I have been asked to speak about surnames at the next Society of Genealogist‘s Lunchtime Chat on 27 October 2021, between 2pm and 3.30pm, BST. The event is for SoG members and already has limited availability, so if you are wanting … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire FHS, Black History Month and Surnames

Today Oxfordshire Family History Society held their first Zoom Fair online. It was an enjoyable event and the Society, with their volunteers are to be thanked for organising it. To find more about the Society, click the logo (left). I … Continue reading

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Pharos Surname Courses 2022

Back in the Summer I agreed with Pharos Tutors when the Surname courses will run in 2022. The course start dates are listed below. All the courses are 5 weeks with the exception of the Advanced course, which is a … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire FHS (UK) is holding a free family history ZoomFair

​I don’t as a rule share general information like the details below, but thought I would on this occasion. I am a member of the Oxfordshire Family History Society and have been impressed with the enthusiasm with which the Society … Continue reading

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