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Aug 2

FHACT Monthly Meeting (Register)

Registrations Closed
Date & Time
2 August 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Are Closed


FHACT August Monthly Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Members and guests interested in attending should register for this event via Zoom or in personAfter registering to attend via Zoom, you will receive an email with a link to the external Zoom website to complete the registration.

The guest speaker for the month is Karen Rogers from the Guild of One-Name Studies.

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The topic for this meeting is:

"The Guild of One-Name Studies"

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" may restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but to register a surname with the Guild, a member must commit to researching worldwide.

Typically, the researchers will also study the etymology of the surname and its geographical distribution. Sometimes, especially if the surname is also a place name, they will try to identify the place or places of origin of the surname, employing the standard methods of genealogy.

A small core of Guild members are combining their traditional documentary research with a DNA project. By the end of 2009, some 200 DNA surname projects were led by Guild members.

One-name study researchers are also increasingly using online networking services such as Facebook to connect with other people researching their surname.


Event Type
Hybrid event
Event Location
FHACT Education Room
Cook Community Centre
41 Templeton Street
Cook ACT 2614
Contact Details
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