The nerves are kicking in as I prepare go on stage later this week to talk about my Surname Study, CurryAus.
I will be joining experts Kirsty Gray, Sillifant Study, and Janet Few, Braund One-Name Study, in a panel presentation “Surname Studies – the why, the how and much
more! ” at THE Genealogy Show 2019 on Saturday this week in Birmingham. As the newbie on the panel I hope to learn some tips from Kirsty and Janet. I will also share my experiences as a beginner Surname Student using 21st century tools to manage her study.
My message will be “If you are contemplating a Surname Study – JUST DO IT!”
If you are in the area please call unto THE Show where you will meet and hear from a gathering of genealogists from all all around the world.
I have recently had great success in connecting and collaborating with those with shared interests in some genealogy groups on Facebook so I have created a CurryAus Facebook Group : a meeting place for descendants of Australian Currys.
CurryAus Facebook Group
The description I have put on the Facebook Group is “G’day, I am Jill aka GeniAus who is conducting a study of the surname Curry in Australia. I have established this group as a place where Australians with Curry ancestors can meet Curry cousins and tell stories of their Curry ancestors. Your discussions will assist me in sorting the 8,000+ Curry records I have in my surname study database into family groups. To protect your privacy this is a closed group – only those who answer questions asked when applying to join the group will be able to see your discussions.”
If you have Curry connections downunder please join this new Group.
The very first piece of advice on the challenge sign-up page is “We recommend short posts”. As I’m eleven days late with my theme reveal I’ll make it short.
In a video I made yesterday about my CurryAus Surname Study I showed how I use Trove lists to keep track of articles I find about people with the Curry surname in Trove. When showing this list yesterday I realised that I had 245 items on that list.
So where possible I will go through Curry forenames from A-Z as per the event schedule and share some of the articles I have found there relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q of course I may have to resort to Google.