Call for Webinar Presentation Proposals Beginning 27 November 2018, the Guild of One-Name Studies will be accepting proposals for our 2019-20 webinar series. Proposals are being sought for a monthly webinar series “Around the World with Your One-Name Study” which will focus on research tips, strategies, and resources for a specific country and how they apply to genealogy research and one-name study research. Guild Webinars are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm PST/8:00 pm GMT. Presenters will receive an honorarium of $100 USD (or equivalent) for their one-hour presentation and will be required to submit a 3-4-page resources handout one week before their scheduled presentation. The first 12 countries in the webinar series are as follows (listed in alphabetical order NOT webinar order): Australia Canada France Germany Ireland & Northern Ireland Mexico Scotland Spain New Zealand South Africa United States of America Wales The webinar dates in 2019 and 2020 are as follows: 2019 2020 January 15 January 21 February 19 February 18 March 19 March 17 April 16 April 21 May 21 May 19 June 18 June 16 July 16 July 21 August 20 August 18 September 17 September 15 October 15 October 20 November 19 November 17 December 17 December 15 Proposals are being sought for a quarterly pre-recorded series “Technology & One-Name Studies” which will focus on using specific technology with a one-name study. Members have expressed interest in learning more about using spreadsheets, note-taking apps/programs, websites & blogs, genealogy software, office productivity programs, and specific research websites (both free and subscription sites). The pre-recorded webinar dates in 2019 and 2020 are as follows: 2019 2020 March 8 March 6 June 7 June 5 September 6 September 4 December 6 December 4 (note these are “air dates,” recording will be done on a mutually agreeable date prior to air date) Your proposal should be no more than one page (if submitting more than one proposal, please use a separate page for each proposal) and should be submitted in a single file and emailed to email@example.com. The following information should be included: Title of presentation and a concise outline (include the name of the country) Short summary of presentation for Guild News and our social media sites [50-60 word maximum] Speaker’s full name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number Preferred date(s) or date(s) available If submitting more than one proposal, only supply this information once: Brief speaker biography [50-60 word maximum] and photograph for use at the Guild Website and our social media sites Summary of speaker’s surname research/one-name study experience, knowledge of research in specific country, and lecture experience. (We realize speakers may not have experience in each of the three areas and are most interested in your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject/country). Those submitting a proposal for a country not on our 2019 webinar series list, please be sure to list the country as well as dates in 2020 with your proposal. We appreciate all suggestions. Deadline for submitting 2019 webinar proposal: 31 January 2019 Deadline for submitting 2020 webinar proposal: 7 May 2019 The Guild of One-Name Studies was founded in 1979 and is a registered charity in England and Wales. In addition to the many services and benefits we provide our members, we also share educational opportunities with the genealogical community and all those interested in surname research and one-name studies. The Guild is a worldwide organization supporting surname research and one-name studies with over 2,900 members who meet for seminars, webinars, workshops and regional meetings. In 2019 we will celebrate our 40th anniversary with our annual conference and general meeting focusing on the Guild’s Past, Present & Future. We look forward to receiving proposals from those in the family history community, the one-name research community, those with knowledge and experience with country-specific research (archivists, librarians, historians, educators), and those who focus on using technology with family history. A confirmation message will be sent for all email submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Keough at firstname.lastname@example.org.