Category Archives: One-Name Studies

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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Researching Surnames Guide – Readalong

Beginning 1 September 2020, I am offering a read-a-long of this booklet, coupled with discussion. The booklet will be read over 3 weeks and then discussed over alternating weeks. Here is the schedule: 1 September 2020 reading pages 1-15 (A) … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Five

The fifth lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. Our fourth chat session will take place a little later this week, please check the Pharos forum for details and the link. This … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 10)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE Researching Russian Surnames When researching European families it is sometimes much easier to focus on the surname … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson Four

The fourth lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students Our third chat session will take place a little later this week, please check the Pharos forum for details and the link. For … Continue reading

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