Elizabeth Kipp mentions in a post on her English Research from Canada blog a proposal to form The Surname Society. At the moment it`s an idea. Expressions of interest are being sought through a survey.
The idea is:
- A truly worldwide society that ensures its practices meet the needs of all members
- Fully collaborative studies where more than one individual can research a surname
- Full membership available to individuals and surname associations
- Limited studies where research of a surname is restricted to a particular area or country, as well as worldwide studies
One wonders who else is behind this initiative and what the attitude of the Guild is toward the potential new organization. Is there space for both?