Category Archives: European Ancestors

Italian Surname Series – Saia and Saja

One of the tasks in the Introduction to One-Name Studies course is to consider the meanings of the surname of interest, and in some cases there is more than one meaning and more that one country of origin. Having written … Continue reading

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Middle Names and Surnames (#SurnameSeries)

I have not written about given names or middle names previously, but often these can provide insight into the history of a family or perhaps the links to family and, or friends. Many of us have middle names, given to … Continue reading

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Presentation – Researching Displaced People

My next scheduled talk is Researching Displaced People which takes place on Saturday 13 February 2021, at 2pm GMT.  You can read more about the talk on the Society of Genealogists website HERE where you are also able to book … Continue reading

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Researching in European Ancestors – East and West

Over recent years I have given a number of lectures about researching in Europe, either in person or online. The one thing that is consistent across delivering the presentation in both formats is the amount of questions. I am not … Continue reading

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Researching Displaced People – Webinar

Today I shall be presenting a webinar to members of the Virtual Genealogical Association. To read all about the VGA please click HERE. The webinar, Researching Displaced People will begin at 11 am Eastern US time. The handout is comprehensive … 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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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 9)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE In this post we are going to look at some further considerations: Records in Russia are held … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 8)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE The material found at Leeds University Archives was created on 25 May 1982 by the Brotherton Library … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 7)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE 18th Century births, marriages and deaths are located in either of two venues The National Archives (TNA) … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 6)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE The material available in Russia is variable, as are the places where you can find it and … Continue reading

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