Category Archives: Practicalities of a One-Name Studies (Pharos Course 903)

Q & A – Blogging Tips

In the last few weeks I have received several emails about blogging. Here is just one of those questions Julie, I have been considering starting a blog for my surname study and my own genealogy. I wondered if you could … Continue reading

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Maps as a Visual Addition to a One-Name Study & Genealogy

It is obvious that a map is a visual aid to research, but yesterday I was sitting thinking, as you do and reached for this map of the parishes within Surrey – the map is from the West Surrey Family … Continue reading

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Q & A – Practicalities of a One-Name Studies Course

Having been offline for a week or so due to being unwell, I am working through my inbox…. Hi Julie – I am considering signing up for the new course for ONS, when is the next date? The course took … Continue reading

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Family Tree Virtually Live 17 & 18 April 2020

Sadly, with the COVID-19 epidemic, Family Tree Live 2020 has been cancelled, but the folks at Family Tree Magazine have kept working on the event and turned the event into a virtual one, which is fantastic and means the event … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies N is for Names

Those who frequent this blog would have likely known that N had to be for Names! Our names are a way of highlighting us, as individuals, linking to our past both in terms of our people and our history. There … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies L is for Genealogical & Historical Learning

The best way of learning is to be inspired by someone or a group of someones. Many genealogists and indeed others too, say that “school history was learning to dry facts for two years in order to get an O … 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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Working on a Global Surname Project , for a Geographically Concentrated Surname

Typically surnames will have a hotbed presence, even the most common surnames. In those instances, it will often be personal to the researcher. In the case of my own Butcher ancestors, Surrey is a particular hotbed for me, followed by … Continue reading

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Choosing a Surname Course

**Disclaimer**  Any views shared here are my own and do not form or imply any official view point of Pharos Tutors or the Guild of One-Name Studies. There are relatively few formal genealogical based courses, though there are some out … Continue reading

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