FHACT Monthly Meeting (Register)
FHACT August Monthly Meeting is a . Members and guests interested in attending should register for this event via Zoom or in person meetingAfter 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.
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.
10:00 am Round table chats to assist with research problems and explore research material in the Library ...