Category Archives: Surnames

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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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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Supporting the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society – Accessing NYC Vital Records

Those of us researching in New York City will have our access to certificates and genealogical data severely affected by the adopted methods to be operated by NYC Officials. This affects those of us, like me whose ancestors left parts … Continue reading

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Genealogy and Google Calendars

Today I received, like I do most days an email from Google reminding me of tasks and appointments that are coming up. I rarely use Google calendar in this way, so mostly the emails say I have nothing scheduled. I … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Cards

A version of this post appeared back in 2010. I have repeated it here, with minor tweaks! I remember both my Mum and Grandmother sending cards, but not how many or what happened to them. I have a few old … Continue reading

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Starting your Italian Research Journey

For those who read my recent post on the Legacy Family Tree blog I have published a second post which looks tips and hints for researching in Italy. You can read Starting Your Italian Research Journey over on the Legacy … Continue reading

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Pathway to My Sicilian Heritage

My post, Pathway to my Sicilian Heritage was published on the Legacy blog a little earlier this week. You can read it HERE The idea for the image came from fellow genealogical blogger, Miriam Robbins in the US  who writes at AnceStories: … Continue reading

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Orlando – Setting up a One-Name Study

The Orlando One-Name Study has been featured in the October 2017 edition of Family Tree Magazine. The article is on Pages 22 -24 looks at Setting up a One-Name study and focus’ on the Orlando Study and pages 66 -67 Spotlights the … Continue reading

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My course Introduction to One-Name Studies starts 22 August 2017

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 22nd August. The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About One-Name Studies Surnames and their History … Continue reading

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