Category Archives: Genealogy

Guild Blog Challenge #GOONSblogchallenge

One of the things I love about the Guild of One-Name Studies is the ethos of members helping members. This Guild Blog Challenge is no exception. The Guild has a closed Facebook group for members only. Before Christmas, a discussion … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (25)

Today is our final surname tip because we have reached Christmas Day – Happy Christmas everyone! My final tip is to be thankful for the friendships and connections we make within the Guild and within the wider Genealogical community. Whether … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (24)

Today’s tip is write or talk about your study. Over the years, I have heard many members say that they rarely hear from others with an interest in their surname. Why would you unless you actively share with the wider … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (23)

Today’s tip is explore if there is a DNA Project relevant to your surname. FTDNA is the only company offering projects centred on Surname, Religion or Place. The Guild has an extensive set of DNA pages on their website and … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (22)

Today our tip is to look in more detail at the Members’ Website Project, which you can read about HERE. As I said a day or so, it is free of charge to members, although the Guild will gladly accept donations! … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (21)

Today tip builds on from yesterday’s; exploring the preservation options available to Guild of One-Name Studies members’. It is likely no secret, that I especially like the Members’ Website Project (more on that later in this series!), but today I … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (20)

Today the tip is Preservation. Have you considered what will happen to your research when you can no longer actively undertake it? The Guild offer a number of preservation methods and members’ are free to use any, all or none; … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (19)

Assuming you are inspired to register a study or develop your profile page, today’s tip is to recommend members’ watch the presentation undertaken by Kim, the last Guild webmaster. In February 2017, Kim did a presentation at a seminar and … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (18)

Today’s tip is to encourage members of the Guild to register a study or a surname interest. A study provides opportunities for members, such as access to Marriage Challenges or the Members’ Website Project. You can also request a Profile … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (17)

One of the member benefit’s that I like the most that is offered by the Guild, is the indexes. Each time a surname search is done of the website, the results will not only show if a study has been … Continue reading

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