Category Archives: Pharos – Introduction to One-Name Studies course

Working on a Global Surname Project , for a Geographically Concentrated Surname

Typically surnames will have a hotbed presence, even the most common surnames. In those instances, it will often be personal to the researcher. In the case of my own Butcher ancestors, Surrey is a particular hotbed for me, followed by … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

**Disclaimer**  Any views shared here are my own and do not form or imply any official view point of Pharos Tutors or the Guild of One-Name Studies. As a Pharos tutor, one of the things I enjoy most is inspiring … Continue reading

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Choosing a Surname Course

**Disclaimer**  Any views shared here are my own and do not form or imply any official view point of Pharos Tutors or the Guild of One-Name Studies. There are relatively few formal genealogical based courses, though there are some out … Continue reading

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Commonplace Notebooks

Following on from yesterday’s post, where I mentioned the lovely Tartan covered notebooks and mention of Commonplace notebooks. Despite keeping notebooks and journals since I was 12, I had never heard of Commonplace notebooks until I read the insert that … 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 (11)

Today’s Tip is to explore and consider taking one of the three One-Name Studies course with Pharos. Introduction to One-Name Studies Practicalities of a One-Name Studies (new for 2020) Advanced One-Name Studies You can read the lesson structures on the … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (8)

The Guild has a great many resources within the members’ area, which is obviously for members’! One of the benefits, is the Guild wiki which contains a whole manner of things.  It was the wiki that was the forerunner to … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

The December  issue of Family Tree Magazine has recently been published, and the surname series continues, with us looking at learning resources, which in turn assist in discovering the methodology of a One-Name study and surname research. I have written … Continue reading

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Researching Surnames – A Guide to One-Name Studies.

Over the summer, I spent time working on a revised edition of the Surname Guide – A Guide to One-Name Studies. The booklet will be available to purchase from the Guild of One-Name Studies and Amazon. The PDF version will … Continue reading

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