Category Archives: Surname Series

European Ancestors – Understanding France (29) Official Name Changes

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. Surnames did not become widespread to the 15th Century for the majority of those in France. Those that wanted to change their … Continue reading

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Pharos Courses – Discussions and Shared Learning (#SurnameSeries)

One of the most important elements of any learning, whether that is in a classroom or an online environment is the interaction with the tutor and other students. The Pharos courses are no different in this regard. Each week there … Continue reading

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Middle Names and Surnames (#SurnameSeries)

I have not written about given names or middle names previously, but often these can provide insight into the history of a family or perhaps the links to family and, or friends. Many of us have middle names, given to … Continue reading

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Surname Projects, Lineage Projects and Family History (#SurnameSeries)

This topic has been on my blog post list for well over two years. One of the popular questions I am asked is how a One-Name Study (surname project/surname research) differs from family history and Lineage projects. For whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Surname Series (#SurnameSeries)

For those of you who have been reading this site for a while, you may well recall that when I create posts, especially genealogical ones, that I tend to do so in series format. The beginning of a new year, … Continue reading

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