Found on Under the Nut Tree Genealogy
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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). Some ‘one-namers’ restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but true one-namers collect all occurrences worldwide.In contrast, The Surname Society allows more flexibility in the surname research carried out by its members:
Surname researchers collect data relating to all name bearers, either on a global or restricted basis. Study methods are not mandated by the Society and members are encouraged to develop their own approach to the investigation of their surname to advance their knowledge and expertise in areas such as etymology, DNA, name collection and family reconstruction.At this moment I am interested in researching my surname throughout Australia's history, beginning with NSW. I have begun by collecting births, deaths & marriage details from the NSW BDM Indexes from 1788. I plan to research the surname in Australian censuses & electoral rolls and I'm brainstorming some other sources, such as convict records & immigration records.
|Birth register entry for Icey Fowler|
|Birth register entry for Margaret Sweeney|
and the certified copy of Margaret's birth:
The only difference between the two is in the spelling of the Sweeney surname.
The following image is the marriage register entry for Margaret and her first husband Alexander Fowler (courtesy of TAHO LINC Tasmania - Tasmanian Names Index):.
and here's the certified copy of Margaret's first marriage:
Again, the only real difference is in the spelling of the Sweeney surname, although there is a different date under 'when registered' on the register entry.
When you find a record in the Tasmanian Names Index, you have a few options to view & / or copy the image. You can view the image online & then download it, print it, have it emailed to you or use a permalink to send someone the image/s. If you are a LINC Tasmania member you can also create a list for specific ancestor and add relevant records to the list (guests can also create temporary list. but the list will be lost when you finish your session).LINC Tasmania has a video that explains how to use the Tasmanian Name Index. It is available on the LINC Tasmania website & on Youtube via their LINC Tasmania channel. This explanation includes search strategies such as how to include or exclude search terms such as dates, places & record types.In conclusion, although there are some limitations to what is available, there are a lot of free resources which you can immediately download & save to your computer or print a copy out. Free & instant - what's not to love!
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) What day of the week was your Grandfather born (either one)? Tell us how you found out.I couldn't decide which of my grandfathers to choose, so I've chosen both.
2) What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
3) What famous people have been born on your Grandfather's birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
4) Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.
|Source: The Bathurst Times (NSW : 1909 - 1925), Saturday 14 January 1922, page 4|
|Olive Grace Rae & her great great grandson|