Family historians who are not members of the Guild may use the Register to contact Guild members, who are under an obligation to answer all reply-paid enquiries which they receive. The term "reply-paid enquiries" means that a stamped self-addressed envelope is provided when enquirer and member are in the same country and three international reply coupons are provided if they are in different countries. 

In contacting  Alan Earwaker, you will probably find it most productive if you can ask specific questions rather than general ones and if you can provide specific information relating to your enquiry including full names, dates and locations about the family or families you are interested in.

One-name studies often comprise large amounts of information, much of which may await validation. Research is usually on-going. It is not practicable therefore for members to respond to requests for "all the information you have about the surname EARWAKER", even when an offer is made to pay the costs of photocopying etc.

If you have difficulty contacting Alan Earwaker, or receive no response to your reply-paid enquiry after a reasonable time, please contact the Guild Registrar who will attempt to take the matter up on your behalf. Please supply the dates on which you sent letters or e-mails and your own postal address for a response. Our enquiries may take some time so please be patient with us. All Guild officers are volunteers; we all do this for pleasure - our own and that of other family history folk such as you! The Registrar's contact details are shown on our Contacts and Publications web page - GOONS

Click here for Guild Of One Name Studies, (GOONS) web site

The "Watchers" Society

I commenced my study of the surnames in 1985  maintaining a database plus manual files and charts. This database now stands at almost 25,000, but being a worldwide study, only 15,000 relate to those with EARWAKER, EARWICKER, ERRICKER + variants with UK/former British Colonies origins.   Membership of the "Watchers " is free, but I do need to recoup expenses towards the costs of researching original sources, postage etc. This was set some years ago at 2  per generation, which covers details of any wills, admonitions, census returns, PR entries, and all  information found relating to each of them. Obviously, I have no wish to spoil anyone's enjoyment in tracing their ancestry themselves, so I ask all enquirers if they would like to receive copies of what I hold, or if they merely wish to be given details of which parish/parishes I have found their ancestors in. A few members also send me their charts and ask me to check them against my records, and then send them details of any extra information and/or differences in these pedigrees.

If appropriate, I will also send names and addresses of other members who are tracing the same branches as the enquirer.

The aims are that information gleaned is to be shared and searches made on a reciprocal basis - Maureen Luxton.

Contacting Maureen Luxton  

Reply to: Maureen Luxton, 52 The Marigolds, Shripney Road, Shripney, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9PB

In contacting  Maureen Luxton, you will probably find it most productive if you can ask specific questions rather than general ones and if you can provide specific information relating to your enquiry including full names, dates and locations about the family or families you are interested in.

One-name studies often comprise large amounts of information, much of which may await validation. Research is usually on-going. It is not practicable therefore for members to respond to requests for "all the information you have about the surname EARWAKER", even when an offer is made to pay the costs of photocopying etc.

 

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