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2,478 study surnames with us
and a further 6,287 variant names.
Apr 272017
X is for........

There is something very exciting about seeing a document that one of your ancestors saw, signed and perhaps touched. The image shown here on the left is of my several times Great Grandfather marrying in Frensham, Surrey England in 1787. What is interesting to me is that it shows Samuel marrying, using the maiden name … Continue reading →

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Apr 272017
The Guild and The College of Arms

The Guild of One-Name Studies has been mentioned in the College of Arms April newsletter. In the newsletter, which can be read here is the announcement from the College on the appointment of Peter O’Donoghue as the Patron of the Guild. The newsletter also goes on to say that Peter has been featured in a recent episode … Continue reading →

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Apr 272017
W is for Wiki

What is the Guild wiki?  It represents the collective knowledge of many Guild members on topics ranging from surnames, to conducting a one-name study, to resources by country, to genealogy software, well, almost anything you can think of relevant to a one-name study.  Before you ask a question, try searching the wiki first and you … Continue reading →

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Apr 262017
V is for Volunteering

Everything that you see, or hear, or do, in the Guild of One-Name Studies is prepared, maintained or facilitated by an individual volunteer or a group of volunteers.  It is how the Guild runs and a total of hours donated by these volunteers would be staggering. Just take a moment to think of how many … Continue reading →

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Apr 242017
U is for Unified Marriage Index

One of the biggest attributes that the Guild offers members is the numerous indexes (you need to be logged in to access them). In recent months a decision has been taken to merge the various marriage indexes into one offering a wider and more comprehensive index for members. This merged index will be known as the … Continue reading →

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