Category Archives: Genealogy

Webinar – My Italian One-Name Study

The webinar I jointly presented with Michael Cassara on Tuesday 21st August is now  available on the Guild of One-Name Studies website. Usually the webinars are available to the public for a week before becoming a members benefit, but Michael … Continue reading

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Webinar – My Italian Surname Study

Next Tuesday, 21st August 2018 the Guild of One-Name Studies will be offering their latest webinar in their 7 Pillars series. Michael Cassara, who runs the Cuono One-Name Study and myself who runs the Orlando One-Name Study, will be talking about … Continue reading

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Planners, Notebooks & How it Came to be…

I was educated in Surrey, where at the time the school system was three tiered – a primary school, middle school and then senior school. On day one of senior school I, along with my class mates was presented with … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #30 – The Button Box Lifting the Lid on Women’s Lives by Lynn Knight

I inherited a pile of buttons from my Grandmother and late Mum. I also had a pile of buttons that came as extra’s with clothes bought over the years. They had gathered in my sewing box and filled all the … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Webinar – Six Months In with a New Study – Karen Heenan-Davies

The latest Guild of One-Name Studies webinars is now available for everyone to view. When we did the initial planning of the series we approached Melanie Caldicott and Karen Heenan-Davies and asked if they would be prepared to share their … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Webinar – Six Months In with a New Study – Melanie Caldicott

The latest Guild of One-Name Studies webinar is now available for everyone to view. When we did the initial planning of the series we approached Melanie Caldicott and Karen Heenan-Davies and asked if they would be prepared to share their … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #28 – Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors – A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians by John Wintrip

This is a fabulous book for those who are embarking on researching their genealogical pursuits in England and Wales, whether you are new to this area of research or an established researcher. This book takes you back earlier than Civil … Continue reading

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Guild of One-Name Studies Webinar – Publish & Preserve

The latest Guild of One-Name Studies webinar is available to EVERYONE until 28th June 2018 and can be viewed HERE. It will become a members benefit on 29 June.

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Favourite Book(s) #24 – The Surnames Handbook by Debbie Kennett

Firstly, a disclaimer – I know the author. Debbie Kennett is a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and has no idea that her book has made by favourite book list! This is a great book (published 2012) … Continue reading

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Surname Fascination

A few days ago, there was a fascinating discussion on the Family Tree Magazine (UK)  Academy Facebook group about surnames and asked the question, how many different surnames had readers come across? Anyone who has been reading this site for a while … Continue reading

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