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Completed first draft of my article for the Society for One-Place Studies newsletter Destinations about my experiences setting up two new WordPress-based websites. Rather long, and will have 4 pictures. Written on my iPad, after initial brainstorming in iThoughts, then pasting the mind map text into distraction-free iA Writer to type up properly. Still some editing to do, but hope when published it will help fellow OPS-ers considering this option.

Is anyone going to The Family History Show-London Event - 24th September 2017 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ.

I have never been to any FH show and this one is within easy reach of me.
Other than parting with money for things and subscriptions that I didn't know I needed why should I go?

Over the last few days I've been rapidly building new WordPress-based websites for my two one-place studies. I am probably going to write a much more detailed article about my experiences for Destinations. But for a quick set of thoughts see my post on Dreamwidth at This includes links to both new OPS websites. Feedback always welcome! And big thanks to those members of the Society who have been giving me advice :)

What programs/apps/s/w do people use to keep track of their OPS "stuff"?
I am particularly interested in tying-in buildings to residents/shopkeepers over and how that changes over time.

This may sound like the beginning of a joke, but it's not.

What is the difference between the "One-Place Study Register" and the "Society for One-Place Studies"?

Is it a bit like the difference between the "internet" and the "world wide web" in that there IS a technical difference but most people don't know that and just use the two terms interchangeably?

Thank you for adding me. I have just taken the plunge to do a OPS on PORTHLEVEN, Cornwall.

According to wikipedia it is
"a town, civil parish and fishing port near Helston in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is the most southerly port on the island of Great Britain,] and was originally developed as a harbour of refuge, when this part of the Cornish coastline was recognised as a black spot for wrecks in days of sail.
I just had a reminder to view the HOA on M4OPS and was almost sceaming at the screen "this is what I need".
Now to get organised as I am floundering about.

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Milky way shot over magnetic island 

I am researching childs ercall, Shropshire 

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.

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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