Category Archives: One-Name Studies

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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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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Introduction to One-Name Study Course

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 15 May 2018.  The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About One-Name Studies Surnames and their … Continue reading

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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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Favourite Book(s) #17 – Naples ’44 by Norman Lewis

This book has sat on my bookshelf for at least 20 years without being read. Then last year I read in a newspaper that it was to be broadcast on BBC 4 and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Sadly the recording is not available … Continue reading

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#Museum Week – Thoughts about the week

I spotted the #MuseumWeek the day after the week commenced. I thought it was a great idea and had I known about it in advance I would perhaps have made difference choices. In October, National Libraries week will commence (8-14th) … Continue reading

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#Museum Week – Migration Museum

Earlier in the week I shared a very similar post about migration and you can read that post HERE Today’s post looks to a very topical one for the UK this week, migration into the UK and does also reflect … 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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