Category Archives: A-Z Challenge

A-Z Challenge 2018 – Zeal about Surnames

I am hopeful that the various posts over the course of the A-Z Challenge, which has been about surnames, surname research and registering a One-Name Study has been enjoyable and given you plenty of scope for ideas and thoughts. You … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – YOUR Study

Once a genealogist has registered the surname with the Guild they agree to do essentially several things: Aim to make the study global Respond to all enquiries. In fact the five broad principles can be seen here. There is guidance … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – X Marks the Spot!

The phrase X Marks the Spot is typical to denote where someone should sign their name or perhaps it denotes a pin mark on a map identifying where a particular location is. So today I am going to chat about … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Writing about your One-Name Studies

Whether you write articles, Tweets, Facebook posts or a blog you are writing and publicising your study and fulfilling at least three of the Seven Pillar’s of Wisdom: the Art of One-Name Studies, published by the Guild in 2012. The … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Variants and Deviants

The topic of variants and deviants is addressed in detail during the Introduction to One-Name Studies course. Essentially we have likely all come across variants and deviants to our surnames, even if we have not called them that. Variants For the purposes … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Understanding Surnames

Understanding our surnames is a really important element of any One-Name study. In much the same way as building a house, with the foundations first, a One-Name study is build and developed the same way. In today’s post I am … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Thinking about Surnames

Over the next two days we are going to be thinking about surnames. In many ways, T & U are not only linked together, but also to S for Synthesis. The main question is What does my surname mean? There … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Synthesis and what it means for a One-Name Study

Those of you who have been reading this site for a while may well recognise the image I shared a few days ago of the Seven steps of a One-Name Study. The third step is Synthesis and today we are … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Reviewing Data

Material is coming online at a phenomenal rate and yet what is online is only a fraction of what is available. Just as with our own genealogical research, with a One-Name Study you should review material: What material you already … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Questions

Just with our own genealogy, there will be those people who are part of our studies with whom we develop an attachment with, for reasons that we cannot explain. Perhaps they were females, ahead of their time, or living in … Continue reading

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