Category Archives: One-Name Studies

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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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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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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Butcher and Cartwright Family

Back in late May 2021, I spotted on a well known auction site a collection of documents related to a Butcher family. I cannot recall whether I won this on a traditional auction, or did a “buy now”. On a … Continue reading

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Certificate of Recognition – Society of Genealogists

Blog posts here these days are a bit like buses, you wait ages for one then two come along at once! Those who follow me either on Facebook or Twitter may well have seen my comment or post from yesterday. … Continue reading

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Delving into the Surname of Noack (1)

Thirty years ago and I arrived in Australia to begin an adventure. I was exhausted from the traveling en-route, not to mention the jet lag. Within days I was presented with a book that I “might enjoy reading”. I was … Continue reading

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Why Study Surnames?

As any genealogist or family historian will tell you there are always more questions than answers and always a burning obsession to find out more, even if the odds are against a successful search. There are a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – P is for Publishing, Publicising, and Preserving One-Name and Surname Research

Today we look at three of the seven elements of one-name studies that feature on the 7 steps image here – there is a great deal of overlap between the three elements and these are easily achieved when considered together. … Continue reading

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