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Mar 152017

The Guild has a longstanding relationship with Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Limited, as Pharos offers two courses about One-Name Studies, an Introductory course and an Advanced course. Pharos is run by Helen Osborn a Guild member and author of Genealogy: Essential Research Methods.

Both Helen and the Guild received some great feedback on Monday that is well worth sharing with our readers.

A lady called Yvonne walked into her local library in Romsey… is what Yvonne had to say:

“I went to my local library in Romsey on Tuesday. I saw your book on display – a lovely new book with an academic title, Genealogy – Essential Research Methods. I idly thought “how interesting, I’ve often wondered about doing some genealogy”. I borrowed the book, read to page 20, followed your reference to Guild of One Name Studies, found my mother’s maiden name, emailed the researcher and within 24 hours he had sent me incredibly detailed 36 pages of the entire family tree going back to 1678!

I am still astonished at this and can only thank you for this wonderful result, obtained by a few computer clicks and an email.

Other parts of my family tree will be very difficult – my father was a Jewish refugee from Vienna in 1938.

Thanks again. Kind regards Yvonne W”

For those of you wondering, the family name that Yvonne was interested in was CAWTHRA.

Do you have them in your ancestry? If you do, please get in touch.

Have you looked to see if your family surnames are being studied by Guild members?

Published with permission of Yvonne and Helen at Pharos.

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  One Response to “Genealogy, Surnames and Pharos!”

  1. Tessa Keough

    I need to pick up this book! I took the Pharos introductory course and recommend it highly – Helen is an excellent instructor and I learned so much about different aspects of a one-name study. Also wonderful to hear that this woman had such a great experience with a Guild member/one-name researcher. Kudos to the one-name researcher for all that hard work and the sharing of knowledge!