Definition of a One Name Study
A one-name (or surname) 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).
The Guild published “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” The Art of One-Name Studies in 2012. A copy of which is available here.
This explores and gives guidance on following the seven activities involved in a One-Name study.
- Data Collection
- Responding to Enquiries
- Publicising your Study
- Publication of Results
- Preserving your Study
The hope is that by doing this we will fill in all our gaps, find all… ok most of our connections.
The plan is to start with the UK births and build the families outwards and hopefully coming across the other names that will connect is to our many cousins, spread over the many corners of the world.
A One-Name Study Plan
Membership is available from £18.00 per year – The Croft One-Name Study has access to further resources by being a registered study.
The most valuable asset is the wealth of experience and expertise available from a really friendly group of people.
Surname Registration is not a condition of membership.