Are You a GOON? What is a One-Name Study and Why Do One?

Kirsty Gray
Jan 8, 2014
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 19s
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Why Do One
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Frequency of Name
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7 Pillars of Wisdom
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Data Collection
5m 18s
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Analysis and Synthesis
3m 47s
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Meaning of a Surname
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Publicize Your Study
6m 09s
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Responding to Enquiries
1m 30s
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Publishing the Results
2m 52s
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Preserving Your Study
2m 56s
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The Guild
13m 44s
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
14m 26s

About this webinar

 A one-name study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple). Some 'one-namers' restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but true one-namers collect all occurrences worldwide. A charitable organisation, the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) is dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the resultant information. Kirsty will guide you through the 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' – the Art of a One-Name Study.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Kirsty is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and social history magazines and handbooks across the globe. She has
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