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

Introduction to One-Name Studies Course – Lesson One

The first lesson of the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course has just been sent to students. I usually get a geographical mix of students and this course is no exception, with students from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and … Continue reading

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Maps as a Visual Addition to a One-Name Study & Genealogy

It is obvious that a map is a visual aid to research, but yesterday I was sitting thinking, as you do and reached for this map of the parishes within Surrey – the map is from the West Surrey Family … Continue reading

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Family Tree Virtually Live 17 & 18 April 2020

Sadly, with the COVID-19 epidemic, Family Tree Live 2020 has been cancelled, but the folks at Family Tree Magazine have kept working on the event and turned the event into a virtual one, which is fantastic and means the event … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies N is for Names

Those who frequent this blog would have likely known that N had to be for Names! Our names are a way of highlighting us, as individuals, linking to our past both in terms of our people and our history. There … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies M is for Mining

I wrote quite recently on Sicilians who worked the sulphur mines in Sicily. In terms of the United Kingdom, over the centuries we have mined, with some success (and failings), coal, tin, copper, slate and even gold. Further afield Opal … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies L is for Genealogical & Historical Learning

The best way of learning is to be inspired by someone or a group of someones. Many genealogists and indeed others too, say that “school history was learning to dry facts for two years in order to get an O … Continue reading

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Q & A – Study Starting Point

Hi Julie, I have collected some Census information, Marriages and Cemetery Records for my one name study. I would like to start entering individuals into Roots Magic. The marriages have spouses and marriage dates but no age or parents for … Continue reading

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Researching Females in a One-Name Study

A frequent question that pops up on the Introduction to One-Name Studies course is about researching women, especially if the female marries out of the surname. It varies, depending on the person undertaking the study. Some carry on, including the … Continue reading

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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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