Category Archives: Introduction to One-Name Studies (Pharos course 901)

How Big is my One-Name (Surname) Study?

As the image here might suggest, you are going to need to think and write notes relating to the size of your potential One-Name Study, it is nothing complicated, I promise! Not all surnames are equal and understanding the frequency … Continue reading

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Why have a One-Name (Surname) Study?

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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What is a One-Name or Surname Study?

The next Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course will begin on 31 May 2022 and won’t run again this year. I thought that  some people might be wondering what a One-Name study is. Essentially it is a project which focus’ … Continue reading

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Q & A – Reconstructing Families Using a Mac

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post three. Click to read Post One, Post … Continue reading

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Q & A – Naming and Numbering Patterns for a One-Name or Surname Study

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post two. Click to read Post One. What … Continue reading

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Q & A – Collecting Data for One-Name & Surname Studies

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post one. The first questions is concerned with … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

This week, the latest running of the Introduction to One-Name Studies course (901) began. It is always a popular course and it is very interesting to see the surnames that everyone is interested in. It is still possible, for another … Continue reading

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Discussion – What to look for that suits your (One-Name/Surname) Study

As I was unable to give the presentation live, I said that I would organise an online event whereby we could discuss the presentation and I could answer any questions. For those who missed the recording, it can be found … Continue reading

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Presentation – What to look for that suits your (One-Name/Surname) Study

After an issue with  Zoom, wanting to install a patch to fix an update problem which prevented me from giving this talk to the Guild of One-Name Studies on Wednesday, I arranged to record the presentation (click the image below). … 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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