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Polish Surnames and genealogy of Mazovia
http://mazovia.genealogiapolska.pl
Regionalizm Mazowsza
Regionalizm Mazowsza
mazovia.genealogiapolska.pl

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Surnames of Old Montenegro, region- tribe Ljubotinj, near Cetinje,royal capital of Montenegro

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Rock star poll indicates global maturing of the Guild
Each year for the last four years, a Canadian website called Anglo-Celtic Connections has run an online vote to determine the "Rock Stars" of the genealogy world. Nominations are requested and then voting takes place.

Some of the nominees are high-profile figures, such as presenters of popular TV programmes or podcasts. Others are bloggers, authors, journalists or professional genealogists. Some are great speakers and some are well-known amateurs. And obviously some figure in more than one category.

On this year's list, there are no less than 156 nominees from around the world. As we considered the list we were interested to note that 24 of them are Guild members. That's over 15% of the total. And that's despite the Guild still having relatively few members in North America, although we are growing strongly there, with membership up 25% last year.

We have members nominated from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US. All of this seems to indicate that we are maturing quite quickly as a global group.

So, although it's just a bit of harmless fun, perhaps there are some people on the list who've impressed you, or made you think, or done a good job .... Remember that not all the real rock stars are lead singers or lead guitarists!

If you have a Google account, you can vote for your favourites at:
https://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/rockstar-genealogists-2016-voting-now.html
Unfortunately, as of the time of writing, there is no date stated for when voting will close.

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ONE-NAME STUDIES

Many people have asked me what a one-name study is and why have one. +Julie Goucher is superbly qualified to answer these questions and more.
Genealogy Jamboree Blog
Genealogy Jamboree Blog
genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com

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Using DNA to trace Vietnam's war dead.

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There are now 1.4 million people in the AncestryDNA database. The company sold 1 million kits in 2015. What will 2016 bring?

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An excellent blog post from AncestryDNA on the scientific details behind their IBD matching algorithms.

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A Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames by George Redmonds - the culmination of a lifetime's work.

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Perhaps some new sites to take a look while researching surnames and use with one-name studies.
Cyndi's Pick: DustyDocs - Links to Free Websites in the British Isles Containing Parish Records
Dustydocs is a 'web-linking site' of baptisms, marriages and burials records for the years 1538 to 1900. The information is sourced from freely available church BMB records and validated user contributions. Searches can be conducted using family names and/or locations. 
http://www.dustydocs.com
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