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

Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series

My 2019 Series in Family Tree Magazine (UK), which is available as both a published copy and a digital magazine, has started in the 2018 Christmas issue (published 20 November) The entire forthcoming year will focus on Surnames and the … Continue reading

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National Library Week – B is for Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is part of the Oxford University estate. It is a fascinating site, bringing together a great number of resources. The one draw back is that not all the catalogue material cannot be freely accessed, but in my … Continue reading

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Introduction to National Library Week 8-13 Oct 2018

National Library week (#librariesweek) in the UK is from the 8th – 13th October 2018 and given how much I enjoyed the A-Z Challenge in April, I thought I would write a post every day through October linked to libraries and archives … Continue reading

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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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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) #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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Favourite Book(s) #20 – Genealogy Essential Research Methods by Helen Osborn

We hear a great deal about books written by American authors of the not just the best way to proceed with research, but genealogical proof and citing sources, but we hear very little about similar books written by British authors. … Continue reading

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