Category Archives: One-Name Studies

Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

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, France and United … Continue reading

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Protected: Pharos – Practicalities of a One-Name Study (903) – Zoom October 2022 Lessons 3 & 4

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Protected: Pharos – Practicalities of a One-Name Study (903) – Zoom October 2022 Practical Week

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Protected: Pharos – Practicalities of a One-Name Study (903) – Zoom October 2022 (Lessons 1 and 2)

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European Ancestors – Migration Series (3) – Migration Tips

This post is part of a series about European Migration. You can read the complete series HERE. Todays post is about Migration Tips: Be open minded, people were more migratory than we think. Whilst many migration journeys were forever, not … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Workbook For One-Name Studies

Some months ago I said I would share how I kept spreadsheets full of unprocessed and unrelated data prior to it being added to my software database. Apologies for a long wait, I hope this post goes some way to … Continue reading

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Pharos Course Dates for 2023

I have yet to update the relevant sections of this site, but I have agreed the following dates for the various courses that I teach: Introduction to One-Name Studies (901) Details can be found HERE 24 January and 4 July … Continue reading

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Working with UNCONNECTED People in a Genealogical Database

This is a long awaited post, requested by several Pharos students….(sorry for the wait!). Working with unconnected people in a genealogical database is one of the biggest issues for those with surname projects, or One-Name Studies. I personally struggled with … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (29) Official Name Changes

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Surnames did not become widespread to the 15th Century for the majority of those in France. Those that wanted to change their … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (28) French Surnames (Geographical)

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Continuing the French Surname posts from (31) Geographical surnames are a feature of many countries, based upon a person’s residence, perhaps the … Continue reading

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