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

A-Z Challenge 2019 – S is for Structure of a Study

Every member of the Guild of One-Name Studies structures their studies differently. Some members enter their data straight into a genealogical database, others extract data from various sources and they analyse the data. Some collect data and have done since … Continue reading

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Family Tree Magazine 2019 – Surname Research Series & #FamilyTreeLive

In the May 2019 issue, the surname series continues with us looking at the history of surnames. Did you know Turkey only introduced surnames to their citizens in 1934 and in Iceland they organise names by first names. How could … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – R is for Reconstruction of Families

Not all members of the Guild of One-Name Studies reconstruct families as part of their study. The commitment when you join the Guild and register a surname is that the study will aim to be global and that you will … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – P is for Pharos Courses

The two courses organised by Pharos Tutors are sound and robust online courses. Their aim is to encourage students to think about their research, plans, aspirations for their study. It is also a great way of listening and sharing information, … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – O is for Organisation

On every intake of  the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course one of the questions that is always asked, earlier than it appears in the course is how to keep and organise a study. I have planned a series on that, giving … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – N is for Notes

Whatever research you are working on, whether that be a school or college project, a genealogical one or a more specific genealogical project such as a One-Name or One-Place study you are going to take notes. Notes are only as … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – M is for Distribution Maps

One of the great things I love is maps, especially those that show the distribution of a surname over time and consider why that geographical spread occurred. My favourite site, World Profiler is currently unavailable. For sometime it has been … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – L is for Learning and Reading to assist a One-Name Study

I am passionate about learning and understanding the strategy of a One-Name Study. The methodology is important to understand and to find a way that works for you. The Guild of One-Name Studies offers seminars, webinars and in 2012 wrote … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – K is for Keeping Track

Keeping track of your research is very important. I am a prolific note taker. I use typically the same note book and planner and record what research I have undertaken, where the research was – did I go to a … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – J is for Just how big is my study going to be?

One of the key things with starting a One-Name Study is how big is it going to be? Not all surnames are equal and understanding the frequency of the surname will be determining factor. The more frequency a surname appears, … Continue reading

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