Category Archives: One-Name Studies

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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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Profiles for a One-Name Study

Every member of the Guild of One-Name Studies with a registered study has a profile page on the main Guild website. The advantage of this is that when someone searches for the surname, if it is registered, the profile page … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Observations and Analysing your One-Name Study Data

I love this image of the Seven Steps of a One-Name Study. The reason I like it so much is that it shows the seven key principles of a study and today’s post is about analysing material and what we … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Notations & Citations for a One-Name Study

I had to be a little creative with this one and instead of citations went with notations and citations. Google gives this definition for notations: “annotation, jotting, inscription, comment, footnote, entry, minute, record, item, memo, gloss, explanation, explication, elucidation, marginalia, … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Methodology

The best way to proceed with a Surname Project is to have given some thought to the approach of your study. It won’t always be a perfect method and it may change over time depending on a variety of factors … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Learning about One-Name Studies

There are several ways you can learn about the concept of a One-Name Study or Surname Research. The first is the Guild of One-Name Studies website, the second is the Introduction to One-Name Studies offered by Pharos for which I … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Keeping One-Name Study Material

I am almost too embarrassed to tell you where I keep my One-Name study material. I once had a boss who said “there are filers and pilers and which one of you?” It was a rhetorical question and I just … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2018 – Jubilee

We associate the word Jubilee with an anniversary typically 25 or 50 so I am stretching this Jubilee post, but only a little. The Guild of One-Name Studies was founded in 1979 and will be 40 years old in 2019.  … Continue reading

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