Category Archives: Surnames

A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – G is for Reasons to be Global,1,2,3….

The Guild of One-Name Studies has the requirement that all registered surnames should be researched globally. That is a big commitment, but the requirement is a just one as the following will show. There is no expectation on how soon … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – E is for Ephemera with Surname Research

Over the years I have collected “stuff” that has a link to my One-Name studies. I try not to accumulate items that are a hassle to store, but I have caved every now and again! Typically these things are post … Continue reading

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Italian Surname Series – Saia and Saja

One of the tasks in the Introduction to One-Name Studies course is to consider the meanings of the surname of interest, and in some cases there is more than one meaning and more that one country of origin. Having written … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – C is for Considerations for Surname Research.

This is my third instalment of the A-Z Challenge 2021. You can visit other participants HERE.  You can follow along my posts HERE. There are a great many consideration relevant to surname research when you first begin looking at the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – A is for Advanced One-Name Studies

Advanced One-Name Studies is not something that I have talked much about, so I thought I would delve a little deeper into it as we kick off the #AllAboutSurnames Series. The Advanced One-Name Studies course builds on the earlier Introduction … Continue reading

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Middle Names and Surnames (#SurnameSeries)

I have not written about given names or middle names previously, but often these can provide insight into the history of a family or perhaps the links to family and, or friends. Many of us have middle names, given to … Continue reading

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Surname Projects, Lineage Projects and Family History (#SurnameSeries)

This topic has been on my blog post list for well over two years. One of the popular questions I am asked is how a One-Name Study (surname project/surname research) differs from family history and Lineage projects. For whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Researching in European Ancestors – East and West

Over recent years I have given a number of lectures about researching in Europe, either in person or online. The one thing that is consistent across delivering the presentation in both formats is the amount of questions. I am not … Continue reading

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Genealogy During COVID

Like the rest of the world, I was at home during lock down, the furthest I went for 4 months was the end of the drive or the garden, so I had plenty of time to ponder and look at … Continue reading

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A Year in Surnames Week 3 – A Surname that is curious #AYearInSurnames

This week I have chosen to not focus on a specific surname, but something that happens with surnames; the use of an alias. I talked about what I worked during lock-down, you can read that post HERE. During my work … Continue reading

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