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Guild Webinar Series 2018


New Year – New Projects

Why webinars? In our most recent surveys (both the geographic survey and the USA member survey) you told us you want to learn more about methodology and be able to ask questions or get tips on how others go about their studies. In 2018 we will focus on just that so there should be something for everyone, whether you are new to surname research and one-name studies OR an old hand. We also hope this webinar series will introduce the larger genealogy and family history community to the wonderful world of surname research!

These webinars are free and open to the public – so members and non-members alike are welcome. Non-members will be able to attend the webinar live and/or watch the recording for one week after the webinar broadcast. After that, the recordings will go behind the member pay wall, as a member’s only benefit (with the exception of the first webinar What We Do – An Introduction to One-Name Studies which will always be available).

Register for a Webinar

We are hosting our webinar series through the GoToWebinar platform. A few quick points to keep in mind:

  • You MUST register in advance to participate and there are a limited number of spaces.
  • Each webinar will have a registration link (simply click on it to be taken to the GoToWebinar website) Enter your name, email address and possibly a few questions (depending on the presenter or topic) and submit your registration. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email.
  • You will receive reminders before the webinar (usually 2 days AND 1 hour before the webinar). The confirmation and reminder emails will have information on joining the webinar and, if applicable, accessing handout material.
  • On the day of the webinar, simply click on the link that you received in your invitation to join the webinar.

2018 Guild Webinar Series Schedule

Use links to view information about and watch recordings of past webinars (The YouTube recording will be added to information page after the live event and can be watched here on the Website).

Date Title/Topic Presenter(s)
28 December 2017 What We Do: An Introduction to One-Name Studies & the Guild Peggy Chapman, Paul Featherstone, Julie Goucher, Karen Rogers & Tessa Keough
16 January 2018 The Joy of Surnames Debbie Kennett  
20 February 2018 Gathering Data: Where to Look & Where to Put It Paul Featherstone & Paul Howes
20 March 2018 Now What? Do Something with Your Data Howard Mathieson
17 April 2018 Using DNA with Your Study Maurice Gleeson
15 May 2018 Sharing the Joy: Getting the Word Out About Your Study Bob Cumberbatch & Paul Howes
19 June 2018 Publishing & Preserving Your Study Jim Benedict & Jim Culbert
17 July 2018 Six Months In with a New Study TBA
21 August 2018 My Italian One-Name Study Michael Cassara & Julie Goucher
18 September 2018 Back to School: Education and Your Study Tessa Keough
 16 October 2018 All About the Guild TBA

Other Guild Webinars

In addition to the Webinar Series above, other webinars are being planned. All upcoming Guild webinars will be included in the sidebar of this page as they are scheduled. 

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