Category Archives: Surnames

Starting your Italian Research Journey

For those who read my recent post on the Legacy Family Tree blog I have published a second post which looks tips and hints for researching in Italy. You can read Starting Your Italian Research Journey over on the Legacy … Continue reading

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Pathway to My Sicilian Heritage

My post, Pathway to my Sicilian Heritage was published on the Legacy blog a little earlier this week. You can read it HERE The idea for the image came from fellow genealogical blogger, Miriam Robbins in the US  who writes at AnceStories: … Continue reading

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Orlando – Setting up a One-Name Study

The Orlando One-Name Study has been featured in the October 2017 edition of Family Tree Magazine. The article is on Pages 22 -24 looks at Setting up a One-Name study and focus’ on the Orlando Study and pages 66 -67 Spotlights the … Continue reading

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My course Introduction to One-Name Studies starts 22 August 2017

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 22nd August. The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About One-Name Studies Surnames and their History … Continue reading

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Desk Ramblings…..(19)

The last few months (well since my last Desk Ramblings in March this year) have been busy. I am finishing a day job project. Working on another project with a September deadline and have been scoping out a further project. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Five

My grandmother, Lillian Edith MATTHEWS inherited her middle name from her Aunt, the sister of her father, Edith Annie Matthews born 1877 in Rugby Warwickshire. Despite this my Grandmother knew very little about Edith other than she was a “nurse”. … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Harris in Headley Hampshire

Background  Caroline Ellis, shown here on the left, was born in Puttenham Surrey in 1844 the daughter of George Ellis, a former military man and Prudence Budd. The Budd family had been established in the parish of Puttenham since 1723, … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West (1898 – 1918)

In Remembrance of William James West William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first cousin had died in … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 103: Female Genealogy

As modern women I believe we truly under estimate the hardship, suffering and resilience of our female ancestors. Let us consider what we have that they often did not. Electricity and Gas, forms of heating and light A benefit system … Continue reading

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