Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

Guild of One Name Studies
Tutor: Helen Osborn


A one-name study is an exciting new journey into your surname's past. It involves the collection of all the occurrences of a surname and biographical data about everybody who shares that surname. This course is an introduction to one-name studies, written with the guidance of the Guild of One-Name Studies and is suitable for all genealogists who have woken up to the knowledge that they have an interesting and unusual surname.

You will learn about the history and study of surnames; which surnames are suitable for a study, what a one-name study consists of, and how to get started. We cover how to collect and analyse data from the core records. You learn about all the practical aspects of running a one name study; collecting data, how to publicise your study, data protection, publish results and make sure your study is preserved for others in the future. You will also learn how the Guild of One-Name Studies guides and supports its members.

Non Guild members signing up for the course will get FREE Guild Membership for the remainder of the financial year.

Lesson Headings:
  • About One-Name Studies
  • Surnames and their History
  • Core Records you will need and Information gathering
  • Analysing and making sense of your data
  • Practical aspects of running your own One-Name Study

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week See How the Courses Work.

STUDENTS SAID: "I thoroughly enjoyed the course" "I really enjoyed the Chats"

Relevant Countries: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Course Length: 5 weeks
Start Date: 11 Jan 2017
Cost: £49.99

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