Monthly Archives: March 2018

A-Z Challenge 2018 – Surname Research & One-Name Studies

It has been a few years since I took part in the A-Z challenge, but thought that I would again this year. This year I plan to focus my efforts on the genealogical concept of a One-Name Study or surname … Continue reading

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Book of Me Prompts – April 2018

Welcome to the fourth set of prompts for the 2018 Series of the Book of Me. You can read when the prompts are published and about the few changes at my earlier post HERE There are five prompts each month and … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #13 – Paralysed with fear by Gareth Williams

As a child I remember having my polio drops on sugar. Later when I was in my early twenties I went off travelling and was recommended to have a variety of vaccinations to prevent contracting diseases which afflict some parts … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #12 – The Last Pink Bits by Harry Ritchie

This is an interesting book and personally one that I find reflective and at times I am actually ashamed to be British.  The British Empire, one in which the sun never set had so many possibilities and yet we seemed to … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #11 – Happy by Fern Cotton

This week I am cheating by talking about two books that are linked, but can be read independently of each other. I purchased a copy of Happy when it was on pre-order at Amazon last year. When my copy arrived … Continue reading

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What do you want your One-Name Study to be?

It wasn’t until I heard Paul Howes, Chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies say recently in a webinar that he treated his Howes One-Name Study like a business that I considered the question What do I want my One-Name … Continue reading

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Aims of a One-Name Study

The latest Pharos introduction to One-Name Studies course is almost at an end and if you missed the opportunity, a new course begins in May! As we embarked on the first week, one of the questions that was asked of … Continue reading

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BBC – Murder, Mystery and My Family Series

Just last week I was alerted to this BBC series by a fellow Guild of One-Name Studies member. Since then I have binge watched pretty much the entire series. It is fascinating and the BBC get a well done here! … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #10 – Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T Bettinger

This week’s book is a fascinating one and one that is close to my desk as I attempt to understand my DNA matches. The book covers the three available DNA tests; following the male genetic line, the female genetic line which … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #9 – Family History Nuts and Bolts: Family Reconstruction Techniques by Andrew Todd

Even for those of us conducting a large One-Name study, family reconstruction, is possible and especially so in the internet era. This is a book that I recommend in the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course I have always researched … Continue reading

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