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

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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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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