The Guild of One Name Studies is the world’s leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple).
Recently The Guild Fellowship Scheme was set up in order to recognise those Guild members considered especially worthy of honour, either because of their level of expertise in genealogy and one-name studies, or for their contribution to the running of the Guild – or both.
In keeping with the concept of a Guild, each individual recognised in this manner shall be known as a Master Craftsman of the Guild (MCG). The present holders of this title are:-
Steve Archer, Howard Benbrook, Andrew Millard, Susan Meates, Derek Palgrave, Paul Millington, Roy Rayment, Chris Pomery, Roy Stockdill, Iain Swinnerton, Ken Toll & Peter Walker.