Category Archives: Genealogy

European Ancestors – Researching in Lithuania

Continuing with the European Ancestors material with focus on Lithuania. There is an interesting site called the Virtual Electronic Heritage System. The site is attempting to thread and bring together a variety of resources, books, manuscripts, Ephemera and more as a … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Italian American Podcast

Genealogy is so much more than names and dates. Researching our ancestry is about understanding the locations, cultures and traditions that affected the lives of our ancestors. To be successful at researching European ancestors you will need to put your … Continue reading

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Memorial – Kings Cross Station

In my last post I shared my Harry Potter experience on the way into Kings Cross. On the way out of Kings Cross I spotted the memorial to the men who perished in the First and Second World Wars who … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the May 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at using a Non-British surname as the basis for a One-Name Study. Readers of this blog will know that I am half Sicilian and have the Italian surname … Continue reading

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Introduction to Surname Research and One-Name Studies #FamilyTreeLive

Has it really been a week since #FamilyTreeLive? where does the time go? My part of the show kicked off with a session on the Society of Genealogy help desk, I then held a workshop focusing on researching in Europe … Continue reading

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Society of Genealogists – Half day lecture – Tracing your European Ancestors: East & West

I will be at the Society of Genealogists in London talking about Tracing European Ancestors: East and West on Saturday 18th May 2019. The history of Britain is full of stories about people arriving from Europe. Often they came as … Continue reading

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European Ancestors

Over the course of the last few months I have been pondering on some genealogical housekeeping. That includes my blogging platform and website. I have already gradually merged another blog into this one and as that was relatively painless, I … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – Websites & Online Study Presence

Before the internet those researching a specific study largely did so via a series of written methods. As we entered into a digital modern age websites were for large organisations. Over time the scope for websites and online presence expanded … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – V is for Variants

Surnames are curious things, despite us all having one. A variant is deviation from the surname you are interested in. A number of members of the Guild of One-Name Studies have relatively few variants, others have a phenomenal amount. For … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – U is for Understanding of a study and the necessity to AIM for globalisation

Whenever I teach the Pharos course in One-Name Studies one of the things that comes up either via email or via the online discussion forum is the concern of being global with a study. One of the principles of a … Continue reading

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