Guild Sharing & Preservation The thought of all your research going into the trash when you are no longer around to look after it is a worry for most of us. Before then, how do you let others know what you have discovered and recorded? On this page you’ll find ways the Guild can help you to share and preserve your precious research. If you’re not currently a member, why not join us? Find out more about the Guild How to Join the Guild Sharing useful information has always been at the heart of the Guild, from helping each other with research queries, via our mailing list and our web forum, to sharing information on marriages, certificates, or wills in our indexes. Non-members cannot share information themselves, but they can look at some of the information shared by our members. Available to All Public Indexes – The Guild has two public indexes, based on members’ work, that are searchable by the public as well as Guild members. They enable you to contact a Guild member and discuss where you have a common interest. These are: Marriages of the World (MOTW) Surname Cloud Members’ Websites – There are currently over 260 Members’ Websites, many of which can be searched to find information on individuals and families. You can view a list of the sites here. Available to Guild Members Only Study Profiles – Every Guild member who registers a surname study can create a single page Study Profile to promote his or her research. You don’t need any specialist knowledge to do this; it ‘s as simple as using a word-processor. Your profile page can contain information about your study, links to any website/s and your contact details, for others to get in touch with you. You’ll be issued with a free Guild email address to use, so you don’t need to reveal your personal email. Find out more here. Journal of One-Name Studies – The Guild publishes a quarterly journal and members are invited to submit articles related to their study. This is an opportunity to share your findings with other members. Members Websites Project (MWP) – No matter how much you pay your website host to keep your website up and running, the money will eventually run out. In 2014, Guild members came up with a plan to preserve members’ work for as long as the Guild extends it’s 40-year history. The plan involved giving members web space on a server paid for by the Guild. Don’t worry if you have no experience in creating a website; there is plenty of support available from our members and the MWP team. You can read more about the project and the types of website that can be included here. A list of the sites currently in the Members’ Websites Project can be found here. Family Search Archive – We have also developed a relationship with Family Search and Guild members have the option of uploading a GEDCOM file into a special section of the Family Search website which is specifically for our One-Name Studies. You can find out more here.