10:15 - 11:00

There are about 75,000 people named House, Howes, Hows or Howse alive today, which puts the total potential individuals at around half a million. Why take on a study like that, impossible before the internet? How do you execute on it? How do you keep records? How do you promote the website? Why join the Guild of One-Name Studies? How useful is DNA analysis?
Paul believes that the principles are much like running a business: there are many different ways! Pick your strategy and stay true not just to the goals but also to how you go about it.

Paul Howes

Ten years ago, Paul's son was presented with a class assignment in the US of tracing his ancestors. Being an immigrant family, the databases presented to the children had no relevance. So Dad stepped in to help. It has taken over much of his life! He now rarely watches TV, with the exception of WDYTYA!

Since 2008, he has compiled a huge database of almost 100,000 individuals in reconstructed families with over 500,000 facts. The GED file alone currently exceeds 2.5 million lines. The howesfamilies.com website is rapidly becoming THE resource for anyone named Howes (or variants) with over 1,000 correspondents around the world.