Category Archives: One-Name Studies

A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies E is for Emigration Schemes

The British Empire, along with those of other European countries wanted to populate their respective lands on other Continents. In order to make that proposition seem more appealing there were various emigration schemes which enticed those from the shores of … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies D is for Domestic Living

The most useful record that covers the broad term of “domestic living” is probably the census. In the UK these have been taken every ten years since 1801, though there is limited scope of usefulness for genealogists for the early decades … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies C is for Churches and Religious Venues

In terms of my own genealogical research there are several churches that feature repeatedly. Not just in terms of being used more than once, but also across the generations. To be in a church and know that generations of my … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies B is for Boats and Ships

In the pursuit of our ancestors we may well discover they are connected in some way to boats or ships and by way of extension, researching the vessels can add something to their individual history. A long time ago I … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies A is for Agriculture and Farms

A great many genealogists have agricultural labourers in their families; and the same can be said of those with a One-Name study.  The focus is not going to be on the individuals necessarily, but opportunities to research the employment of … Continue reading

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Introducing A-Z Challenge 2020

Commencing 1st April, subscribers and readers will be seeing posts every day (apart from Sunday) about Specialised Studies. A specialised study is a project or study based upon something specific. Each of the posts will be based upon the loose … Continue reading

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Q & A – Study Starting Point

Hi Julie, I have collected some Census information, Marriages and Cemetery Records for my one name study. I would like to start entering individuals into Roots Magic. The marriages have spouses and marriage dates but no age or parents for … Continue reading

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Practicalities of a One-Name Study

We have just got to the end of week one of the new Pharos course, Practicalities of a One-Name Study The first week looks at, as you might have guessed, spreadsheets and how they can be used in a One-Name … Continue reading

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Q & A – Consistency in Recording Place Names

For researchers not use to researching in England and Wales it is worth pointing our some inconsistencies when researching and recording place names Firstly, in England and Wales births, marriages and deaths were recorded from September 1837. They were recorded … Continue reading

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More on Variants

The latest Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just officially finished, though I shall arrange one more chat with those students. One of the things I love about teaching the courses, is the questions posed over the duration of the … Continue reading

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