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Beautiful!
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jenny young

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I am still thinking about finding the right place to study, this year i want to venture out to the towns my ancestors lived!  I need to sit down and go through what i know and maybe try and find some answers to what i dont!
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I've booked my first trip out to Wales for March, but its not the place i want to research, i someone else has done it!
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Kathleen Cooper

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Here is another useful resource for "one-placers" or anyone interested in researching far away places: iOS and Android app from Google called Street View. Basically it is a portal to Street Views without using Google Earth. In addition, one can add their own 360 degree photos from a phone or compatible camera. Did a little traveling myself this morning - what fun!
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That is neat. +Kathleen Cooper ! Btw, I finally found my Jones family through the Catholic Parish Registers at the National Library of IRE! Another place to study.
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sarah ashmore

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Hi My name is Sarah Ashmore  ,thanks for letting me join the community. I am from Auckland New Zealand and have not quite decided what place to study. You seem so brimming with ideas and I'm looking forward to learning with you.
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Thanks Magda
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I think I will have to watch the next hangout after the event - a bit early here.
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Photos for Your One-Place Studies

The site mentioned on the hangout yesterday by +Kim Baldacchino and I as a resource for photos is: geograph.org.uk.

There is also one for Ireland, which is geograph.ie

Then today I found yet another link: https://geolocation.ws/h/en/

I have a favorite photographer for my place in Northern Ireland and I found that while his photos are somewhat duplicated on the three sites, there are also different ones I had not seen on the third. 

Also, the third link has some other options I did not see on the first two. 

What is also nice is that they all supply you with copyright and reuse information, and will even apply an overlay to the photo before you download if you wish. 

These are NOT just for the UK and Ireland, by the way.

Have fun!
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Society of One-Place Sudies 2015 Confernce & AGM 2014
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Society of One-Place Sudies 2015 Confernce & AGM 2014
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I for one had a really good day - speakers excellent, good mix of subjects, level right, nice people, good lunch, smooth organisation!
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A fitting tribute to our people from our places
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A little earlier this week I submitted the name of my Grandfather' s first Cousin. I heard today that Private William James West's name will be called out on 16th September. He will also be listed on their blog - http://rollofhonour.tumblr.com/
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Coming soon, another useful resource for those researching First World War ancestors
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The British Council Film Collection have released online today the last few films that relate to the 1930's and 1940's Britain. Here is just one example http://film.britishcouncil.org/our-projects/2014/lowland-village-blog
It's dark. An air raid siren wails. A man in a heavy steel helmet walks amongst us. 'Put that light out!' he says. The audience laughs, the lights come back on, and the man in the Air Raid Warden's uniform takes up position behind a microphone at the front of the packed village hall.
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About this community

The Society for One-Place Studies (OPS) Community is for those of us who are engaged in one-place studies and for those of us who are interested in learning more about them or perhaps starting one. The OPS Community is an independent group made up, in part, of members of the Society for One-Place Studies. In September 2013 we formalized the Society and published our website. In October 2013 we added a Google+ Page and Community. We hope if you have an interest in location research (combining family history with local history) you will join our Community and enter into the conversation. Here at the Community we are able to host regular meetings, post questions, share tips, provide help, and interact in a timely and interactive basis. If you have recently joined us please read and follow our Guidelines. We plan to hold meetings on a regular basis via a Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA). Each meeting will feature a presentation related to a particular aspect of one-place studies followed by a question and answer session and general discussion. Our OPS Community is here for all of us, so let's all share our knowledge and gain from each other. Ask those questions, share those tips & suggestions, post resources, and let us know how you approach your one-place study. And please hangout with us and learn more about one-place studies while meeting with other one-place study researchers from all over the world. Welcome!

Black Country Research

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I am researching childs ercall, Shropshire 
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Danine Cozzens

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Hello, thank you for adding me!
My one-place study should probably be Sherborn, Mass., because by the time I track down all my ancestors and their families, it will account for much of the town prior to 1850. My Cozzens line intermarried with not only their Cozzens cousins, but the Stratton, Morse, Bullen, Coolidge, Muzzy, Twitchell, and other families. I've been doing more research online and finding some wonderful info.

If anyone else is working in early Massachusetts or New England, I'd be happy to hear about your experiences and what strategies helped you. Also, as a newbie to this group, if there are any particular resources or practices that help you when dealing with an entire village. It's much more complex than one family tree, but it seems to be relevant when you are dealing with not only the intermarriages but the wills, probate, witnesses, guardians, etc.
--Danine





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Thanks for the leads!
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For those with an OPS in Ireland, this is a useful site. 
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excellent - +Kathleen Cooper you are always finding things for me to look at and then another hour escapes my grasp!
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Collaboration and Co-Operation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw9rfjboOf0
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Migration Project: Introducing Our Shared Endeavour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_kjSk5hqt4
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The Population of Ireland 1805-1853 and The Population of All Towns in Ireland according to the 1851 Census

This is a good site for Irish researchers. Hit pay dirt within a few minutes. I thought the population numbers might be of use to OPS members.
Extracts from M'Comb's Presbyterian Almanack for 1855. Image of Flyleaf The Population of Ireland 1805-1853 and The Population of All Towns in Ireland according to the 1851 Census. THE POPULATION OF IRELAND. A RETURN has been issued from the Census-office, in Dublin, showing the population of ...
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thanks so much +Kathleen Cooper 
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Society of One-Place Sudies 2015 Confernce & AGM 2014
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Society for One-Place Studies. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Society of One-Place Sudies 2015 Confernce & AGM 2014
Sat, October 25, 2014, 4:30 AM
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Thanks Bob .... I think you've gone 'Back to the Future' - only 2014! ;-)
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A wonderful resource for local historians and a great find.
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... a lovingly crafted portrait of a lost world.
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