Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pharos Online Course: Introduction to One-Name Studies

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received from our friends at Pharos and the Guild of One-Name Studies. Please address all inquiries as indicated below.

The Guild of One-Name Studies and Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd are pleased to announce the continuation of a five week introductory course on One-Name Studies, starting 20th January 2011.  The online course is a guide and introduction to One-Name Studies, run by online genealogy specialists Pharos Tutors assisted by the considerable experience of the Guild of One-Name Studies, probably the most dedicated group of genealogists in the world.

The course covers surnames and their history; core records needed for one-name studies; the analyses of one-name data and all the practical aspects of running a one-name study.

Prospective students can pay and enrol via the Pharos website – www.pharostutors.com at a price of £43.99. The Guild of One-Name Studies will also be offering free membership to the Guild for the remainder of the financial year for all non-Guild members who sign up for this course.

The course is suitable for all genealogists who have an interesting or unusual surname, or who wish to research their surname in greater depth.  It will also be of significant interest to existing one-namers. 

Helen Osborn, Managing Director of Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd, said today

“We were delighted to be continuing our co-operation with the Guild who share our vision for genealogy education and working with them on this and the advanced course on One-Name Studies.”
Andrew Millard, Guild Academic Coordinator, said today

“The introductory course on One-Name Studies is a continuing enhancement to the Guild’s aim to increase the facilities available to its members and in its charitable aim of advancing the education of the public in one-name studies”

Australia free phone 1800 305 184
North America toll-free  1-800 647 4100
United Kingdom freephone 0800 011 2182

Pharos Tutors:                          Helen Osborn
Email:                                       helen@pharostutors.com
Website:                                   http://pharostutors.com

Guild Academic Coordinator:    Andrew Millard
Email:                                       academic-coordinator@one-name.org
Website:                                   www.one-name.org

ABOUT  The Guild of One-Name Studies is the world's leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple).  The Guild is a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-name studies and the preservation and accessibility of the resultant information. Founded in 1979, the Guild now has over 2,300 members spread across the world, studying over 7,800 individual surnames.
ABOUT  Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd was the first British organisation to provide online courses for genealogists.  The Company is run by two professional genealogists, Helen Osborn and Sherry Irvine.  Pharos exists to teach the best and most rewarding ways to search for ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and to help others discover as much as possible about the lives of their ancestors. More information about Pharos and their courses can be found at www.pharostutors.com

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