Category Archives: Genealogy

A-Z Challenge 2019 – B is for Benefits of Belonging

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). Firstly, if you are completely new to the concept of a One-Name Study, a … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | Leave a comment

A-Z Challenge 2019 – A is for Aims, Ambitions and Achieving a One-Name (Surname Study)

I have written a lot previously about Aims of a One-Name Study. (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). Firstly, if you are completely new to the concept of a … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 6 Comments

A-Z Challenge 2019 – Introduction

I took part in the A-Z challenge as far back as 2012. I had a break for a year or so but came back for 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed participating again and see no reason to not take part in … Continue reading

Posted in A-Z Challenge, A-Z Challenge 2019 - Tips, Tools & Starting Surname Research Series, Genealogy, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | 8 Comments

Oral History – Hints & Tips

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today I am going to look at hints and tips. This is a tip that I think is useful for any research. Review your data and evidence. Note on your research log when you reviewed … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Harris, One-Name Studies, Oral History Series | Leave a comment

Oral History –Verifying Oral History

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today we are going to look at how we can verify the truth of Oral History and what happens if we cannot substantiate it. Whilst we may trust those that have shared snippets and … Continue reading

Posted in Butcher One-Name Study, Genealogy, Oral History Series | Leave a comment

Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth? (Part Two)

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been an attendee at the Yorkshire Guild of One-Name Studies (one-name.org) regional meeting – you can read that post here In that post I mentioned that there was a link to … Continue reading

Posted in Matthews, One-Name Studies, Oral History Series | Leave a comment

Six Degrees of Separation from The Arsonist to…..

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. This month’s starting point is the Arsonist by Chloe Hooper and is a book I have not read, though … Continue reading

Posted in #6Degrees Meme, Books, Genealogy | 6 Comments

Guild of One-Name Studies – Regional Meeting.

On Saturday I had the opportunity to attend one of the Guild of One-Name Studies regional meetings in Yorkshire. Members step forward to present to other members therefore enabling attendees to explore and discover elements which might assist their One-Name … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, One-Name Studies | 2 Comments

Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

In the April 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at types of Surnames and how they vary across different Country origins. You can read more by looking through the posts I have previously written HERE, or by taking … Continue reading

Posted in Family Tree Magazine (UK) Surname Series (2019), Genealogy, One-Name Studies, Pharos - Introduction to One-Name Studies course | Leave a comment

Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth?

Continuing the oral history series and the post from yesterday A few years ago whilst at the funeral of another family member I mentioned the story to my late Mum’s first cousin. I asked if he knew of the story? … Continue reading

Posted in Butcher One-Name Study, Genealogy, Harris, Headley Hampshire & Frensham Surrey, One-Name Studies, Oral History Series, Places | 1 Comment