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

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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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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Webinar – Zotero: A Versatile Research Tool for Genealogists

The Guild of One-Name Studies was lucky enough to welcome Patti Lee Hobbs yesterday, who delivered a very interesting webinar, Zotero: A Versatile Research Tool for Genealogists. Patti Lee Hobbs spoke about Zotero, open-source software developed specifically for researchers—is noted … 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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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – D is for Delving Deep with Surname Research.

In some ways the post today builds on the post for A – Advanced One-Name Studies. Today we look at delving deep, not just in depth but also breadth of a topic, adding a new dimension to our research. In … Continue reading

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Pharos One-Name Studies & Surname Courses

I hope you all like the new image, it is not a Picasso, but was enjoyable to create. The hardest bit, making sure that I have the little squares nice and tidy. Given that I am clumsy, you can guarantee … 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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