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Genealogy News and Education Bytes — Tuesday, 12 January 2021

 Welcome to Genealogy News and Education Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    

1)  News Articles:

2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

3)  Genealogy Education — Conferences and Institutes

4)  Genealogy Education – Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Wednesday, 13 January, 5 p.m.:  Do You Have an Artificial Brick Wall?, by Robyn Smith

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar – Friday, 15 January, 11 a.m.:  From Grandmother to First European Landowner of Canada, by Lianne Kruger

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  MyHeritage Mobile App: All New Features From 2020, by Daniel Horowitz

5)  Genealogy Education – Podcasts:

*  Researching Like a Pro:  RLP 131: Grafting Family Branches Part 1
*  Fisher’s Top Tips:  #240r – Who Else Has Your Stuff?

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube):



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Sawrey Genealogy: A Peek at the Rich Histoy of the

Sawrey Genealogy: A Peek at the Rich Histoy of the Sawrey Name

If there is one thing in the world that you can say you truly own, then that thing is no more than yourself – the entire you, your body, your emotions, your memories and experiences, your past, your present, and your future. Every single element that makes you up is different from all the elements in the world. Whatever you have is your identity, and that is one thing that truly belongs to you, something that nobody can steal or take away.

The present is the product of your past, and whoever you are right now is greatly determined by your history. This includes your ancestors and the kind of life that they have lived, the conditions in which they existed, and everything in the past that have influenced the way that you are at this moment, whether in terms of heredity or outside influences. Wouldnt it be interesting to trace back your roots and go back to the ancient time to find the pieces that have brought you here?

If you think it would be, then you will find genealogy interesting. This field is the study of human relationships, particularly the search for a persons kin. Tracing your own bloodline, knowing your ancient relatives and those living today who may be unknown to you, can be very exciting. Not only will you learn a lot of things about your familys personal life, but you may also be able to find out more about yourself!

Every name has a particular heritage, and the science of genealogy is formed to uncover the mystery behind each name. The name Sawrey, an ancient name which can be traced back before the 8th century, has reached far and wide and has forked into many different variations throughout the years. Sawrey genealogy will reveal how this Norse-Viking surname was able to gain wide use among different people.

Sawrey was originally a village, and its name initially referred to a fallow marsh that was situated in England. Although a local area, the name Sawrey had spread with the growth of the various industries in the land. With the mobility brought by the developments in the lifestyle of the Sawrey people, they brought with them the name of their village. And because of the differences in the dialect of the various English groups, the name Sawrey evolved and variations in spelling were observed. Today, you will find surnames like Sowraie, Sowrey, Sowrah, and many other related names, but they belong to a common origin Sawrey.

You never know what genealogy will reveal and what you will find out when you finally decide to trace your past. Who knows, you might be one example of a Sawrey, someone with a name whose foundation dates back to a historical era concealing a rich origin and history. This could be all you need to keep your heritage alive and preserve your identity. There is nothing truly rewarding than knowing how your name have traveled from the depths of time to finally bring you here.