Saturday, 27 September 2008

Mailing List

Today I've thrown myself into colating and filing miscellaneous records and setting up a mailing group for the Edenborough ONS.
Working from the 1841 census, I have so far identified five distinct lines which I am hopeful will all connect back to one common ancestor.
The next step will be to send out invitation emails to those whom I know to be actively researching various Edenboroughs and with a bit of luck we'll find that ancestor.

Friday, 11 July 2008

I've just read an interesting and detailed report on the "Pomeroy Surname Reconstruction Project" by Chris Pomery. Chris put together the report to assist fellow Guild of One Name Study members who are considering DNA projects to complement their one-name studies. The report outlined his ONS results, benefits gained from running a ONS and lessons learned. Reading the report has given me a far better understanding of what I need to do with my own study. To start with, I think I waste a lot of time thinking about the ONS and collecting material willy-nilly instead of sorting and reporting on the material I already have. I've decided to set myself some goals, and by the end of July I hope to have achieved the following:
1. Description of the size of the Edenborough ONS.
2. A study history to date of the Edenborough ONS.
3. A report on the surname variants of the study.

This photo is of the seven sons of Thomas and Harriet Edenborough (nee Whitfield). Back row (l to r): Frank Dudley (1843-1897), Frederick (1842-1931), Clarence Marsland (1846-pre-1891), Wellesley Maxwell (1852-1897). Sitting (l to r): Edward Montague (1850-1940), Charles (1840-1897) and Melville (1855-1945).
There were also four sisters - Harriet, Rosa, Jemima and Florence but I haven't located a picture of any of them as yet.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Yesterday, I attended a meeting of some Sydney-based GOONS (Guild of One Name Studies) and came away very enthused about getting on with my Edenborough ONS blog. I'm also going to endeavour to post messages more regularly and, I hope to have an actual website, as well, in the not-to-distant future. It was certainly a great opportunity to meet up with fellow ONS researchers and while we are small in number in Australia compared to the UK we are just as dedicated.