Category Archives: Surnames

Oral History – The Importance & Pitfalls

Oral history can give us a clue of where to look, but should not be added to genealogical databases unless you can verify the accuracy of the research or you have identified that an individual has been added on the … Continue reading

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Oral History – Why Bother?

Oral history is a great way of sharing history with the older generation. The older the individual in your family you talk to, perhaps the further back you might get with your family history. My Great Aunt, born in 1900 … Continue reading

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Sources & Citations Series – Approaches to Writing Sources

Continuing with the Sources and Citations Series. Whilst we all hope that we will record absolutely perfect citations we have to accept that there will be days when we do not. These will occur because there are a million things whizzing … Continue reading

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Strategy for a Genealogical Project – What Project?

In an earlier post I talked about strategy, breaking it down into ten segments. Today I am going to write a  about deciding on a project, essentially segment one. What project?  There can be a whole host of reasons for embarking … Continue reading

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Planner & Notebooks – Individual Genealogical Timeline’s

Back in the summer I wrote this post about planners and notebooks. In response to a comment I mentioned that I often created specific pages for individuals where there were “document heavy” individuals.  I promised I would write more about it … 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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Favourite Book(s) #30 – The Button Box Lifting the Lid on Women’s Lives by Lynn Knight

I inherited a pile of buttons from my Grandmother and late Mum. I also had a pile of buttons that came as extra’s with clothes bought over the years. They had gathered in my sewing box and filled all the … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #29 – The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron

I have mentioned before on this site that I have kept a journal since I was 12. What started as a small homework book that I was presented with at senior school morphed into something else a complete note of … 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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Italian Surname Series – Magro Malosso

The enquiry that I received about two weeks ago was the catalyst for this series. The enquiry was about the surname of Magro Malosso. My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Maria Giuseppa Magro Malosso. She was born in Sutera, Sicily … Continue reading

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