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Within its membership, the Guild of One-Name Studies has a wealth of knowledge and expertise – both about One-Name Studies and broader genealogy topics and about general social, economic and architectural history. Some of our members do talks in their local areas or on a larger stage, and are willing to (and do!) contribute to events across the world. These members are listed below, along with their specialisms.

If you would like to have someone speak at your event, please contact the Guild’s Education Liaison Officer to discuss your requirements or contact the member directly. Equally, if you would like to be included in this list, please contact the Guild’s Education Liaison Officer with a brief outline of the topics you can cover.

Because of the diversity of the list in terms of topic and location the Guild is unable to warrant the quality of speakers on the list and recommends that interested parties make the usual enquiries before any formal invitation is given. Any ensuing booking will be a private arrangement between the two parties concerned for which the Guild accepts no responsibility or liability.

Contact A Speaker Specialities Location
Charles Acree DNA
Genetic genealogy
Gladys Armstrong The Fun and Frustrations of Family History
The History and Streets of Southport
The Marshside Fishermen & Their Families
Historic Village of Churchtown
Origins of the RIMMER Surname
One Name Research
Beginning Your Family History
Lancashire, UK
Peter Bailey British India. Over the 350 years of British 'Adventuring' in India, it is estimated that over 3 million persons of British & Irish origin lived and worked there. Their records are very good and largely centralized in London. Among the aspects that Peter lectures about are: "Researching the General Records of British India," "The British Indian Civil Service", "Researching the Armies of British India" and the "Maritime Records of The East India Company" Surrey, UK
Dianne Bartlam One name studies
Researching military doctors and nurses
Hampshire, UK
Gary Barton The Barton-Vick One-Name Study AZ, USA
Jim Benedict The Benedict One-Name Study Alberta, CA
Chris Braund A One-Name Study: The Braunds of Bucks Devon, UK
Marie Byatt British records and how they have changed over the last 1000 years IN, USA
Else Churchill London Ancestry and Records
Surname Origins
London, UK
John Coldwell One-Name Studies
Guild of One-Name Studies
Yorkshire, UK
Jan Cooper Family History
The Guild of One-Name Studies
Surrey, UK
David Cufley Brickmaking: People & Industry
Trade Sources
Calico printing: The Migration Triangle around London
Drawing Charts & Trees by hand as a research tool
Kent, UK
Bob Cumberbatch Barbados & Caribbean Research Sources & Records
Slave Ancestry & Slavery
Caribbean Surname Origins
Using FreeBMD, FamilySearch, Ancestry or FindMyPast
Using The Next generation (TNG) to share your research
Kent, UK
Jackie Depelle Family Historian - dedicated British genealogy recording software
Ideas for researching Non-Conformist ancestors
"Remnants of a lost life" A brief encounter with life and World War
The 1911 and other census
Views of the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, Pudsey, near Leeds
"Our house and its contents" If only stones could talk
"The Tutor's story" Family History - A whole new world
"Chasing Million Eyres" From Leeds to Siberia, Wool to Wealth
19th Century Boom and Bust - Exploring businesses and family fortunes
"Discover your Family History" - Find out how. It's easy in theory!
Wander the Web - Fun for Family History
Reading old documents - Hints and Tips
Yorkshire Genealogy on the Internet
Picture this - grow your family tree in a scrapbook
Wander the web - fun for Family History
The Life and Times of a Great Grand Uncle - told through source material
"In a dream world" - Organising Family Research
Yorkshire UK
Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard Dorset sources
Gettting back to 1837
Pre 1837 Records
Family history research
Dorset, UK
Janet Few Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs: the lives of our seventeenth century ancestors
The Domestic Life of our 17th Century Ancestors
From Darlington to Wellington: the sad tale of Isabella Fry
Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: sources for reconstructing C19th communities
How we used to live - 1851
Who Lived in Cottages Like These?: tracing the history and previous occupants of your home
Harnessing the Facebook Generation
Fun with Family History
From the Herb Garden of Mistress Agnes
Cauldrons, Comfits, Coffins and Caudle: 17th Century Food and Drink
Are you Sitting Comfortably?: writing up your family history
Uproar and Disorder: the impact of non-conformity on parishes in North Devon
Farm, Fish, Family or Faith: reasons for C19th migration from North Devon
How our Ancestors would have Died: a look at the history of medicine 1348-1948
20th Century Family History
Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks: crime and punishment in the 17th century
The Burning Time: witchcraft in the 17th century
Besoms, Battledores, Bedsteads and Bum Rolls: the role of women in the 17th Century
Tulips, Topiary, Tradescanth and Thyme: 17th Century Gardens
Family History - The Next Generation (workshops for 7-16 year olds)
The Guild of One-Name Studies
Sense and the Census
Found under a Gooseberry Bush: finding missing births or baptisms
3D Family History - how to enhance your family history with artefacts
Devon, UK
John Frearson Family, military and local history:
History of the Lime and Cement Industry of North Warwickshire
Rugby Cement History
The Speight family of Photographers of Rugby
The Green Room Plaque
Ashton Family of Lubenham and Sandy
A History of Morris Dancing and Rugby Morris Men
The Frearson Family of Ockbrook
Warwicks, UK
Maurice Gleeson any DNA topic
Researching Irish Records
London area, UK
Peter Hagger One Name Studies
Sources for One-Name Studies
The Hagger One Name Study
Hunts, UK
John Hanson Census
Family history software applications including Family Historian
Bucks, UK
Laurence Harris Jewish Ancestry
Social Networking and Genealogy
Middx, UK
Linda Hauley The Vodden one-name study Ontario, CA
Celia Heritage Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records
Parish Chest Records
The GRO Index. Just How Accurate Is It?
Good Research Techniques
The Workhouse And Its Records
Exploring Your Ancestors' Parish Church
Maps For Family History
How Far Did Your Ancestor Travel? (Pre-19th century migration within UK)
19th Century Migration Within Britain
I'm Stuck. How to solve some common pitfalls in your family history research
Pre-1837 Sources For Family History
Using Parish Registers
School Records
Wills and Probate Records
A Background To 19th Century Education
Do You Know Who You Are Yet? - A talk on what makes genealogy such a popular pastime and why its popularity has rocketed in the last few years.
Using Newspapers for Family history.
An Introduction to Family History
Workshops - workshops can be devised based on many of my regular talks
Kent, UK
Tony Holland One-Name Studies Hants, UK
Paul Howes One-Name Studies
British genealogy (to a US audience)
Large One-Name Studies
Using PCs & Web Resources in family history
Norfolk, UK
Dominic Johnson Reading the Writing of the Past - Palaeography
Nottinghamshire Family History
Notts, UK
Debbie Kennett DNA and using genetic ancestry in your family history research
Social Media
Surname origins
Berks, UK
Lorna Kinnaird Muat One Name Study
Bits and Bobs within Scottish Records
Scottish Gems of Scottish Records
Guild of One Name Studies
Heritable Possession in Land Records
Starting & Maintaining a One Name Study
The Haddington Muat Shoemakers - a numerous race!
Maps of Scotland Old and New - how to use them for family history
What's on Your Doorstep? - Looking at local Scottish resources
Beginner Family History Workshops (you provide the venue, I provide the information)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Jennifer Kirkby Social History
Family history & how it is done
History of the Inskips: how a family from one founder has been woven into the fabric of British history
Yorkshire, UK
Glenys Marriott Researching Master Mariners: the Cumpstons of Hull
Merchant Marines
Researching a Single Name - the Guild of One Name Studies
One-name Studies
George Cumpston - Paper Maker of Ambleside
Manorial Records
Occupations - Professions - Industry
North Riding Naval Recruits
Those Who Left the Dales
Migration - Mobility - Demography
Dade Parish Registers: an exceptional source Local & Regional
Parish Registers
Yorkshire, UK
Howard Mathieson English Surnames: Origin, Distribution, and Change
Occupational Surnames
Place Names and Surnames
The Ancient Woodland and English Surnames
Tracing Your Medieval Ancestors
Starting and Maintaining a One-Name Study
The Lost Villages of England
From the Border Lands to the Backwoods
Finding your English Cloth Worker Ancestors
Manitoba, CA
Caroline Norton Census Cambs, UK
Derek Palgrave "The origin and development of English Surnames" with particular reference to Suffolk surnames
Surname Variants and Deviants
Suffolk, UK
Chris Pomery DNA and using genetic ancestry in your family history research Yorks, UK
Karen Rogers One Name Studies
The Guild of One-Name Studies
NSW, Aus
Sarah Seaton Local & Regional History
Family History
Poor Law
Common Lodging Houses
Notts, UK
Helen Smith One-Name Studies
The Guild of One-Name Studies
Australian research, English research, medical research
Ann Spiro Introduction to and Benefits of Joining The Guild One-Name Studies
The Guild of One-Name Studies
East Perth,
Western Australia
Stephen St. Clair DNA
One-Name Studies
Gillian Stevens Wiltshire Wills
Berkshire Beneficiaries
Oxfordshire Obituaries
Berks, UK
Peter Turvey Heir Hunters Suffolk, UK
Peter Walker One-Name Studies
Sources for One-Name Studies
Herts, UK
Darris Williams FamilySearch Utah, USA
Bob Young The Ranger One-Name Study CT, USA

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