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"Seven pillars of wisdom" : the art of one-name studies.

Author: Guild of One-Name Studies.
Publisher: [London] : [Guild of One-Name Studies], [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Database:WorldCat
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"This book, published just before the 2012 Guild Conference to complement its theme of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", aims to give its readers help, advice, and encouragement on the various aspects of a One-Name Study"--publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guild of One-Name Studies.
ISBN: 9781903463161 1903463165
OCLC Number: 802763746
Notes: "This book, published just before the 2012 Guild Conference to complement its theme of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", aims to give its readers help, advice, and encouragement on the various aspects of a One-Name Study"--Publisher's Web site.
"April 2012."
Description: 96 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: 0: Introduction to the art of carrying out a One-Name study --
0.1 Carrying out a one-name study --
0.2 The Guild of One-Name Studies --
0.3 Using a computer for one-name studies --
0.4 The art of searching --
1: Data collection --
1.1 Starting to collect data --
1.2 Sources of documentary data --
1.3 Study size --
1.4 Collaborative working --
1.5 Overcoming index errors --
1.6 Organising your data --
2: Analysis --
2.1 How to analyse your documentary data --
2.2 Using maps --
2.3 Statistics for distributions --
2.4 Estimating lineage numbers --
2.5 DNA Projects --
3: Synthesis --
3.1 Meaning of the surname --
3.2 Origin of the surname --
3.3 Lineage reconstruction --
3.4 Illegitimacy rates --
3.5 Evaluating progress --
4: Publicising your study --
4.1 Magazines and journals --
4.2 Websites --
4.3 Social networking (Facebook, etc.) --
4.4 New.familysearch.org --
4.5 Mailshots --
5: Responding to enquiries --
5.1 Guild requirements --
5.2 Etiquette --
5.3 Managing your contacts list --
6: Publication of results --
6.1 One-name study articles --
6.2 One-name study books --
6.3 One-name study websites --
6.4 One-name blogs --
6.5 Privacy of living people --
7: Preserving your study --
7.1 Safeguarding your study --
7.2 Archiving your study --
7.3 Bequeathing your study --
7.4 Setting up a One-Name Society --
Appendix: a One-Name study plan.
Other Titles: Art of one-name studies

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"This book, published just before the 2012 Guild Conference to complement its theme of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", aims to give its readers help, advice, and encouragement on the various aspects of a One-Name Study"--publisher's website.

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