Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Lawes, Lawse
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Mr John Laws
I built up a considerable amount of correspondendence and in 1984 started to get requests from Australian researchers to join my family history society, hence the LAWS FAMILY REGISTER was born.
30 years of research has not as yet, made any substantial breach, but has extended my knowledge of this family and its variants world-wide.
Today an online database can be accessed by members by annnual subscription.
To date we have collected 43,386 people, holding the surname LAWES or LAWS or related to it, as part of 13,456 families having had102,168 events, in 16,157 places, over a 400 year time-span, across the english speaking world, and in a few cases well beyond.
In June 2014 we started a daily blog with over 88,600 hits in two and a half years
and appear in the panel on DearMYRTLE's Google Plus Hangout 'Mondays with Myrt', most weeks & ocassionally on 'Wacky Wednersday' & 'Genealogy Gamenight' you can find recordings of these on YouTube or on the DearMyrtle site http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com
We have started out own Google Plus Community and are planing our own genealogical Hangouts, Come and join us!
If you would like to give the LAW a home, please contact the registrar.
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