Tuesday, 21 April 2009

GOONS website gets a new look

The website of the Guild of One Name Studies at www.one-name.org has had a revamp and is looking better than ever. The Guild, affectionatley known as the GOONS, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

There are over 2000 surnames registered for one name studies with the Guild, which has members all around the world. A one name study is literally a study of all known instances of a surname - members will trawl through indexes looking for every example of that name, and established variants, and will try to collate them into family groups.

The bottom line is they have a heck of a lot of expertise, and just might have records concerning your family that you have yet to find, so well worth having a look and perhaps contacting them!

And if you would like to find out more about one-name studies, you can perhaps subscribe to the short introductory course on the subject run by Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd, at www.pharostutors.co.uk.


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