One Name Studies and FamilySearch

+16 votes
The GOONS (Guild Of One Name Studies) and FamilySearch have announced that their collections are now available on FamilySearch.

per Randy Seaver's blog.
asked in The Tree House by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (222k points)

2 Answers

+5 votes
So what sort of collections do they have?  How much do they require in the way of sourcing?
answered by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (367k points)
No idea. I just thought it would be of interest to people involved in one name studies.
Dave, The standards for having sources are much the same on are much the same as they are here, With one big exception, you can not add sources to any profile of any living person there.  Just as here there are some unsourced profiles but they at least suggest possible sources for the profiles and it is much easier to add them there.
+2 votes
Unfortunately the blog you have quoted is incorrect. refer to the Guild of One-Name Studies in their Wiki, you can't search anything on the GOONS website from familysearch, you can only carry out limited searches on the GOONS website, unless you are a member (you can be a member without registering a name).

To answer Dave Dardinger's question, the GOONS have very stringent research and sourcing requirements; the aim being that each name registrant becomes the world expert on their paticular registered name(s); mine are Hawkesford and Beamiss.

Ultimately each name will have a Guild supported web site, which is accessible to the public. Any enquiry from the public, to a name registrant, must be answered in a timely fashion. A very good example of a Guild registered one-name study website is that managed by Debbie Kennett, for her Cruwys name study (which can be found here: ). Debbie also operates a brilliant blog 'Cruwys News', which can be found here: ); she is also the author of 'The Surnames Handbook: A Guide To Family Name Research In The 21St Century', a very good read with exceptional web links.

To understand what the Guild is about, visit this page:
answered by Pete Hudson G2G3 (3.8k points)
From what I gather FamilySearch has the GOONS data as part of its Genealogies collections.

Until recently the GOONS database wasn't available to search this way.

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