Category Archives: Genealogy

Oral History – Hints & Tips

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today I am going to look at hints and tips. This is a tip that I think is useful for any research. Review your data and evidence. Note on your research log when you reviewed … Continue reading

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Oral History –Verifying Oral History

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today we are going to look at how we can verify the truth of Oral History and what happens if we cannot substantiate it. Whilst we may trust those that have shared snippets and … Continue reading

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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth? (Part Two)

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been an attendee at the Yorkshire Guild of One-Name Studies (one-name.org) regional meeting – you can read that post here In that post I mentioned that there was a link to … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from The Arsonist to…..

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. This month’s starting point is the Arsonist by Chloe Hooper and is a book I have not read, though … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies – Regional Meeting.

On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend one of the Guild of One-Name Studies regional meetings in Yorkshire. Members step forward to present to other members therefore enabling attendees to explore and discover elements which might assist their One-Name … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the April 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at types of Surnames and how they vary across different Country origins. You can read more by looking through the posts I have previously written HERE, or by taking … Continue reading

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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth?

Continuing the oral history series and the post from yesterday A few years ago whilst at the funeral of another family member I mentioned the story to my late Mum’s first cousin. I asked if he knew of the story? … Continue reading

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Oral History – The Importance & Pitfalls

Oral history can give us a clue of where to look, but should not be added to genealogical databases unless you can verify the accuracy of the research or you have identified that an individual has been added on the … Continue reading

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Oral History – Why Bother? (Part Two)

For me the the time I spent with those elderly relatives was special. I was able to interact with them and I hope they enjoyed the time with me as much as I did with them. I listened to the … Continue reading

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RootsTech Ambassador London 2019

Just a quick note to say that I heard yesterday that I have been selected as a RootsTech Ambassador for London 2019. RootsTech London takes place 24-26 October 2019 at the ExCel Convention Centre in London There is currently a … Continue reading

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