About the Project
The Fire Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Fire name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Fire name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Fires), by time period (18th Century Fires), or by topic (Fire DNA, Fire Occupations, Fire Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Fire Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Vacant for assistance.
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
1.Add the template to a Fire profile ONLY those whose last name at birth was Fire (so no wives who became a Fire by marriage)
2.Add the location of the Fire in the following format: This County, State, Fires NOTE: the commas, punctuation are all important. If you have one letter off, it won't set up correctly...I can fix them as long as the profiles aren't restricted via the privacy setting.
3.If you find any information/websites that pertain to the area/location for Lockharts or the location add the links to the respective category page so that others can benefit...that's another reason I wanted to set this project up this way. Not only does it better able folks to find relationships in a location, but it also gives me a parking place for specific resources to benefit everyone else in their research...I'd so often put a resource on a profile but it applied to multiple other people but unless someone had a reason to look at that person's profile it doesn't benefit anyone...this way it's sort of up there. For example see: Category:Anson_County%2C_North_Carolina%2C_Lockharts AND also Category:Anson_County%2C_North_Carolina%2C_Surnames AND also: Category:Anson_County%2C_North_Carolina%2C_Genealogy_Resources Now it looks complex, but just let me know when you find something and I can set it up and add it...it's again just an infant but I really think that this will help researchers everywhere.
As I and hopefully YOU find resources, PLEASE add them to the individual location pages at either the country, state/province, county/parish/shire, level.
Example: Anson County, North Carolina, Lockhart Name Study has info that I found specifically on marriages in Anson County. I pulled and posted that info on that page.
This cross references one resource good for the Fires but great for everyone else...that way others benefit from our searches and "finds".