by Eowyn Langholf and Abby Glann 
Hi Cousins!
 

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 2? Here it is: Start a One Name Study for one of your unique family names or one of your favorites.

A One Name Study is a project researching a specific surname rather then a particular line (such as ancestors or descendants).

Both Geni.com and WikiTree.com have projects dedicated to One Name Studies and could help get you started!

Hi Cousins!

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 1? Here it is: – See more at: http://globalfamilyreunion2015.blogspot.com/#sthash.n63YaHLn.dpuf

Hi Cousins!

October is Family History Month so for fun we’re giving a challenge every day of the month relating to ways you can celebrate your family, your lineage and your heritage!

Ready for Day 1? Here it is: – See more at: http://globalfamilyreunion2015.blogspot.com/#sthash.n63YaHLn.dpuf



6 Responses to “Family History Month Challenge Day 2: Start a One Name Study”

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is something my husband and I started about 10 years ago, when we first became interested in family history research. Our site is called The Kaye Files and can be found here: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayefile/ It started out with just KAYE info, but as we researched, we began collecting info about every variation of the name we came across.

    Then, through a DNA study that my husband participated in, it was proven that the KAYE, KAY and KEY families descend from a common ancestor ‘way back when in England … that info may also be found on the site.

    Unfortunately, I have lost the ability to edit/modify the site (changes in servers, lost admin info, etc.) and don’t have the time, energy or brain cells to do anything about it at the moment. That’s a project for another day. =8^)

    Suzan Kaye

    • “The truth is in here….somewhere….” I love it! That is cool. Also neat that DNA has proven that Kayes, Kays and Keys descend from the same ancestor! How interesting.

      I hear you – I would love to have the time to properly devote to a One Name Study and even a One Place Study I have in mind!

      Someday 🙂

  2. Started mine 30 years ago when I hit my brickwall. Decided that the best way round it might be to trace the family trees of every Ballard in the UK and see where it lead me. There are now over 300 that I maintain on my website & a lot of transcribed archival material not available elsewhere in online too.

  3. That’s a great idea. That’s where I am at with Langholff. It is on my to-do list after the Global Family Reunion! That’s wonderful that you’ve been able to compile so many names and material.

  4. Peter Rohel says:

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prohel/names/rohel/rohelinfo.htm
    • ROHEL Name a) is of Dutch (Netherlands) origin. According to the Roman historian Tacitus the Germans worshipped their gods on holy places in nature. Research indicates that places with Hel-names in the Netherlands are mostly located near the north side of the nearest building centers. Often there was a water pool there that was seen as the door to Hel (the world of the dead). In Old-Saxon this door was called “helldor”. The Germans localized the world of the dead to the North, while this was unimportant in later Christian legends. The name of the constellation Grote Beer/La Grande Casserole/The Plough/The Big Dipper, which the Germans used as orientation to find the north, was “Helwagen” (Hell-wagon). – AND – b) variant of the Surname ROCHELLE (English origin). One of the earliest references to the family name Rochelle dates back to 1224.
    • The earliest Person found on the Internet is Curtis George ROHEL (1093 – ), although our family thought the Surname was rare and only Czech. Imagine our surprise, to find out how many ROHEL’s exist in the World, how far back it goes & that it is also used as a given name. As children were called ROHLIK, a popular Czech bread stick.
    • ROHEL towns in Netherland & France, ROHLE town (derives from ROHEL surname) in Czech Republic on ROHELNICE river, ROHELOVA street in Prague.
    • French science fiction series “ROHEL Le Conquérant”
    • ROHEL angel – who can prevent accidents to happen (terra cards),
    • ROHEL & Napoleon – somewhere in Normandy, France lived an old aristocratic kin. At the beginning of the 19th century when Napoleon assumed power, 2 ROHEL brothers had to solve a question of life. They were against Napoleon and he gave them a choice. They could join him or he would kill them and confiscate their properties. Not having much of a choice, 1 brother chose to immigrate to USA and the 2nd escaped to Palkovice, Czech Republic.