One Name Studies: What can you get from them?

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One Name Studies are a neglected resource for family historians. In a One Name study information about a specific surname is collected and collated. This information can include civil registration, church records, probate, electoral rolls, parish chest records, maps, photographs and much much more. The study co-ordinator finds any reference to the surname and usually establishes family linkages where possible. This presentation shows the wide range of material that is available in most One Name studies and explains how the author does her One Name Study of the name Quested. It also explains ways of finding if a One Name Study exists of your surname of interest.


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