Author Archives: Julie Goucher

Favourite Book(s) #24 – The Surnames Handbook by Debbie Kennett

Firstly, a disclaimer – I know the author. Debbie Kennett is a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and has no idea that her book has made by favourite book list! This is a great book (published 2012) … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #23 – First Class by Chris West

I was about three when my Grandfather gave me a penny stamp in an old matchbox. As time progressed I joined the millions of children across the globe who collected stamps and found myself fascinated by the person who might … 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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Book of Me Prompts – June 2018

Welcome to the sixth 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) #22 – And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer

This was a book that was selected to be a book club read. I bought the hard backed version because it was the only one available online at a reasonable price – the book comprises of 1176 pages and is … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #21 – The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel

This was one of those books that I bought because the cover appealed. It sat on my growing pile of books to be read and when a long standing friend mentioned it to me in an email, asking where would … Continue reading

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International Museum Day 2018

As a child I always enjoyed visiting museums. Looking back, my favourite hobbies were old things, books and listening to my Great Aunts talk about the family. I guess my pathway was set from way back in my childhood. Today … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #20 – Genealogy Essential Research Methods by Helen Osborn

We hear a great deal about books written by American authors of the not just the best way to proceed with research, but genealogical proof and citing sources, but we hear very little about similar books written by British authors. … 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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Launch of Italian Surname Series

I recently had some correspondence about one of my Italian surnames. In addition to responding to the correspondence I did some further research and that sat me thinking about the surnames that appear in my paternal line and what those … Continue reading

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