Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Guild of One-Name Studies

(NSGS Newsletter Editor: The Guild of One-Name Studies has been mentioned by NSGS several times. Especially for those with unusual surnames, it sounds very interesting. Below are excerpts from a press release that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Published 24 February 2012)

The Guild’s 6,000th Member

The following announcement was written by the Guild of One-Name Studies:
The Guild of One-Name Studies has reached another milestone. Today the 6,000th member joined the Guild of One-Name Studies.

Details of all the Guild facilities can be found at: http://www.one-name.org/guildsvces.html where you can find out:
• more about undertaking a one-name study
• the benefits of joining the Guild of One-Name Studies, and the assistance members of the Guild can provide to anyone researching their family history on any of the 8,000 plus names currently being researched
Cliff Kemball, the Guild’s Publicity Officer, said today:
“Attaining our 6,000th member is a significant milestone for the Guild of One-Name Studies and is a testament to the continued development of the Guild internationally and the benefits membership provides.

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