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Nov 152016

The Name of the Game Seminar

Bearley Village Hall, Snitterfield Road, Bearley, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0SR

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 11th February 2017

Time for another seminar to attract those thinking about starting a one-name study and to inspire others to progress with their studies.  As well as looking at the support and resources provided by the Guild through its website, this seminar will consider the use of official records and social media for one-name studies.  There will be advice on managing a surname project and the day will conclude with highlights from different aspects of an established study.

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09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome to the Seminar – Sue Thornton-Grimes
10:10 – 11:10 Discovering Archives at the County Record Office – David Hodgkinson (Warwickshire Record Office)
11:10 – 11:20 Comfort Break
11:20 – 12:35 A Walk Around the Website and Setting Up Your Profile Page – Kim Baldacchino (Guild Webmaster)
12:35 – 13.35 Lunch Break
13:35 – 14.35 Social Media for One-Name Studies – Debbie Kennett (Guild Social Network Coordinator)
14:35 – 14:50 Comfort Break
14:50 – 15:35 Managing A One-Name Study – Rod Clayburn (Seminar Sub-Committee)
15:35 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 16.45 More to a One-Name Study than a List of Names – Alan Moorhouse (Seminar Sub-Committee)
16.45 Close of Seminar


Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £18.00.

If you will be travelling by train to Stratford please contact us for help in finding a lift from the station.  There is a station at Bearley itself (approximately 4 minutes walk to the venue) but train services are limited.

We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event.  Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email

An accommodation listing, including details of a Friday evening meal, is available here.

Joining instructions are now available here


To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 29th January 2017. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email to

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