Category Archives: Genealogy

A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – B is for Books and Bibliography

The online world has provided the potential for books outside of their copyright to be available to researchers. Those providers offering access FREE are: Google Books The Internet Archive Project Gutenberg Hathi Trust ……. And, there may well be others. … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – A is for Advanced One-Name Studies

Advanced One-Name Studies is not something that I have talked much about, so I thought I would delve a little deeper into it as we kick off the #AllAboutSurnames Series. The Advanced One-Name Studies course builds on the earlier Introduction … Continue reading

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Advanced One-Name Studies Course

In November last year I taught the Advanced One-Name Studies course. The course lasts for six weeks, comprises of five lessons and a reading week. Students have the opportunity when signing up for the course to choose the assessed option, … Continue reading

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Census 2021 – #Census2021

I am a firm believer on looking forward, not back which really contradicts the life of a genealogist. The 2021 Census takes place in England and Wales today (Scotland have delayed their Census until 2022) and that has concentrated the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All About Surnames Series

In recent years I have taken part in the A-Z Challenge and I thought that I would get back to regular posting by taking part again. Here is how it works. Each day in April, with the exception of Sunday, … 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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Presentation – Researching Displaced People

My next scheduled talk is Researching Displaced People which takes place on Saturday 13 February 2021, at 2pm GMT.  You can read more about the talk on the Society of Genealogists website HERE where you are also able to book … Continue reading

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Surname Series 2021 (#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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