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Julie Goucher

Julie Goucher

Sep 022017
 

The October edition of Family Tree Magazine is now available and features The Guild and One-Name Studies.

The article on Pages 22 -24 looks at Setting up a One-Name study and focus’ on the Orlando One-Name Study and pages 66 -67 Spotlights the Guild and gives some details about us as an organisation and the benefits of membership.

On the website you can read about Getting Started with a One-Name Study and of course if you want to join the Guild you can do so HERE

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Aug 042017
 

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
  • Core Records you will need and Information gathering
  • Analysing and making sense of your data
  • Practical aspects of running your own One-Name Study

Those who sign up for the course and are not members of the members Guild of One-Name Studies will get FREE Guild Membership for the remainder of the financial year.

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week.

Course Length: 5 weeks
Start Date: 22 Aug 2017
Cost: £49.99

To book your place on the course, please visit the Pharos Website

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Jun 102017
 

Earlier this week the Guild shared the contribution to be made by various Guild members at the Jamboree hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society. It was mentioned in that earlier post that some of the sessions would be streamed (as long as you registered, which you can still do!)

The image you can see here is the opening slide from the session by Guild member, Tessa Keough. The session was not about her One-Name Study in an obvious way, but it was about using focus on our research, whether that is for a One-Name Study or our personal genealogy or any other historical project for that matter. I personally found the presentation very interesting and I hope you do too.

You can find the presentation HERE. Remember, you do need to register, which you still do at this page. You can also download the presentation syllabus when you sign in.

You can contact Tessa should you have any questions by  or if you are at Jamboree by catching her at the Guild stand in the exhibition hall.

The exhibition call is open:

Friday       12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday     9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday       9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Jun 052017
 

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The Southern California Genealogical Society in the United States hosts each year a genealogical Jamboree. This year the Guild will be represented by a number of it’s members giving presentations & talks. We talked yesterday about the Guild presence during the Diving into DNA sessions

The sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are also being streamed. You can read the schedules by clicking the above daily links. Please note, some of the streamed sessions are on a pay per view basis; see the Jamboree site for details.

Some sessions are streamed and free of charge to all, courtesy of Ancestry who are the sponsors for Jamboree. Registration is essential via THIS LINK

One of the sessions which will be available to all (provided you have registered) is on Friday and will be presented by Guild member,Tessa Keough

And another session is by Guild member, Drew Smith whose session will be streamed on Saturday.

We wish our Guild members an enjoyable time at Jamboree!

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Jun 052017
 

Image copyright to Southern California Genealogical Society

The Southern California Genealogical Society in the United States hosts each year a genealogical Jamboree. This year the Guild will be represented by a number of it’s members giving presentations & talks. The event opens on Thursday 8th June with Diving into DNA. The DNA schedule can be seen HERE.

Guild members speaking about Diving into DNA are:

Some of the DNA sessions are being streamed and you can purchase access via the Jamboree webpage linked above.

Debbie Kennett, is the featured lunchtime speaker on Thursday, and sadly this is not being streamed. Debbie is also giving a number of other presentations, two on Friday which includes her talk, The Joy of Surnames and two on Saturday. 

We wish our Guild members an enjoyable time at Jamboree!

 

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