Category Archives: One-Name Studies

Pharos One-Name Studies & Surname Courses

I hope you all like the new image, it is not a Picasso, but was enjoyable to create. The hardest bit, making sure that I have the little squares nice and tidy. Given that I am clumsy, you can guarantee … 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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Genealogy During COVID

Like the rest of the world, I was at home during lock down, the furthest I went for 4 months was the end of the drive or the garden, so I had plenty of time to ponder and look at … Continue reading

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A Year in Surnames Week 3 – A Surname that is curious #AYearInSurnames

This week I have chosen to not focus on a specific surname, but something that happens with surnames; the use of an alias. I talked about what I worked during lock-down, you can read that post HERE. During my work … Continue reading

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A Year in Surnames Week 2 – Surname Beginning with A (Ayling) #AYearInSurnames

This week I have focused on a surname that occurs in my own ancestry, the surname of AYLING. My Grandfather’s sister, Ellen Butcher married Albert Edward Ayling in 1930 at St Nicholas Church at Guildford. Albert was known by his … Continue reading

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A Year in Surnames Week 1 – Surnames of my Grandparents #AYearInSurnames

I always think of the surnames of my Grandparents in two groups. On one side, the English ones for the surnames of BUTCHER and MATTHEWS and on the other side, the Italian ones, for the surnames of ORLANDO and LICATA. … Continue reading

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Introducing a Year in Surnames #AYearInSurnames

Unless your family are from Iceland, you have a surname, and so do your ancestors. The year of 2020 has been a strange year, full of promise until a pandemic struck, then as Country after Country entered lock down, it … Continue reading

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Researching Surnames Guide – Readalong

Beginning 1 September 2020, I am offering a read-a-long of this booklet, coupled with discussion – there is just ONE space left. Please do not delay if you wish to join us. The booklet will be read over 3 weeks … 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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Q & A – Which Pharos One-Name Studies course should I take first?

This morning I received the following question: Julie, I recently joined the Guild of One-Name Studies having listened to your online lecture with the Society of Genealogists. I want to take part in the readalong, but I am not sure … Continue reading

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