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Julie Goucher

Julie Goucher

Mar 032017
 
Barbara Griffiths has been a Guild member since 2002.  She conducts the PARRY One-Name Study and is administrator of the associated PARRY DNA project at FTDNA.  She also runs an Autosomal DNA project aimed at discovering more about all of her own ancestors.   With almost seven years experience since taking her first Autosomal DNA test, she has a keen interest in helping others to understand, and gain more from, their results.
 
Autosomal DNA testing for One-Namers – Navigating your results on the test company sites.  What can 3rd party sites offer you?  Mapping chromosomes – which ancestors did your DNA come from?  Strategies for working with your results to confirm shared ancestry. These are just some of the aspects of working with Autosomal DNA testing that this talk will cover, concentrating on those of most interest to Guild Members.
 
Barbara will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference during the DNA sessions on Friday 31st March 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open.
 
Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.

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Feb 262017
 

Over 50% of Bob’s One-Name Study centres on the Caribbean Island of Barbados, which last year celebrated its 50th year of Independence from British rule. Bob has specialised in researching in the Caribbean and is a Guild representative at the ‘Ask the Expert” stand at WDYTYA each year. Bob Cumberbatch is a Master Craftsman of the Guild of One-Name Studies.

British Surnames – A Legacy of British Slave-ownership by Bob Cumberbatch

Financial compensation received by slave owners has left a lasting legacy to be found in British institutions, companies, transport, railways, paintings, libraries, books, country houses and estates. Bob explores a further lasting legacy: The legacy of British Surnames. Find out how British Surnames were adopted by former enslaved people and remain in use to this very day. Discover the origins of British surnames in the Caribbean, how the abolition of slavery contributed to this surname legacy and find out how to trace your one-name in that part of the world.

Bob will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open.

Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.

 

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Feb 212017
 
Maurice Gleeson is a medical doctor and (for the last 9 years) a genetic genealogist. He runs several Surname DNA Projects, including projects for the surnames Boylan, Farrell, Gleeson, Glisson, Maloney & Spearin (his One-Name Study). He also has several blogs (e.g. http://dnaandfamilytreeresearch.blogspot.co.uk, http://gleesondna.blogspot.co.uk) and several dedicated YouTube Channels (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/c/DNAandFamilyTreeResearch) as well as a few Facebook Groups focussed on genealogy. He was voted “Genetic Genealogist of the Year” (2015) and “Superstar Genealogist” (2016). 
 
Next Steps with your Surname DNA Project
So you’ve started a DNA Project, and the results are coming in (slowly!), but what do they mean? And how do you organise them? And what do you tell your project members? This session explores the process of running a Surname DNA Project and the challenges that you will encounter. We will review the GAP Pages on FTDNA, the DNA Results page, grouping people into genetic families, the importance of pedigree information, especially MDKA, and the advantages of harnessing the power of Facebook and a blog website to communicate with your project members. Bring your questions!
 
Maurice will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference during the DNA sessions on Friday 31st March 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open.
 
Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.

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Feb 172017
 
Following a career in IT, Kim is busy in her role as webmaster for the Guild but continues to try to find time to progress her one-name and one-place studies. Since retiring, she completed the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and moved to Malta with her husband and two of their sons. About three-quarters of Malta’s 400,000+ residents hold one of the top 100 occurring Maltese surnames, including Kim’s married name Baldacchino, and her relocation provides the opportunity to immerse herself in the islands’ fascinating history and genealogy.
 
The Royal Navy in Malta
 
Since this small group of Mediterranean islands came under British rule with the surrender of Napoleon’s occupying troops in 1800, Malta has been of strategic importance to the Royal Navy. From ‘nurse of the Mediterranean’ to the whole country being awarded the George Cross for heroism, Kim will investigate the naval history of this nation as it relates to Britain along with the historic sites, records and memorials that preserve this history.
 
Kim will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference on Saturday 1st April 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open.
 
Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.

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Feb 132017
 

Susie Cox P & O Heritage

Susie studied Art history at University of East Anglia and was first bitten by the heritage bug whilst working as an architectural researcher and writing reports and histories of some the most notable and historic government buildings in Westminster.  In 1993 she jumped ship joining P&O to catalogue their art collection.  That one year contract has morphed into a lifetime.  “In a sense we are still cataloguing – if a company is astute enough to reach the ripe old age of 180 you can be sure they have collected a huge heritage along the way.”  Today the role of Senior Curator encompasses much more than cataloguing and with a team of 3 dedicated professionals P&O Heritage manages their vast collections worldwide and works hard to bring what is essentially a private collection to a wider public audience.

When not in the pampered surroundings of the office, Susie can usually be found in a kayak or exploring the arctic on skis.  In 2004 she joined (as historian) a (six man, one woman!) Royal Naval Expedition following in the footsteps Sir John and James Clark Ross’s 1828-1832 expedition to find the North West passage.  In the frozen north of Nunavut in Arctic Canada, Susie (as historian on the expedition) was particularly fascinated to see, and document, the discarded steam engine parts from Ross’s paddle steamer the ‘Victory’ perfectly preserved in the permafrost.  “Although steam powered P&O’s success, in the 1820s it was still in its infancy and had yet to prove itself useful for the exploration of new lands where coal depots were in very short supply!”

All Aboard – A pictorial voyage through the people, places and collections of P&O, once the largest shipping company in the World.

Where better to start our voyage than the port city of Southampton where P&O set up home in 1840? Susie will take us through P&O’s history through the archives and collections of P&O Heritage in a richly illustrated talk to launch us into lunch!

Susie will be presenting at the Guild of One-Name Studies conference on Saturday 1st April 2017. Non-members are welcome and booking is currently still open.
 
Presentations will be available to Guild members after the event.

 

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