A new society has just been announced: The Surname Society. It sounds like a competitor to the already-existing Guild of One-Name Studies. It should be interesting to see if the new organization grows and becomes popular.
Here is the announcement:
NEW SOCIETY LAUNCHES at http://surname-society.org
The founder members are delighted to announce the launch of The Surname Society – the online society for individuals, groups and associations with an interest in surname studies, regardless of their location in the world, the surname they are studying, or their level of research expertise.
Focusing on single surname studies, the society meets the needs of researchers in the world of family history and genealogy as it evolves in the 21st century. The Surname Society’s vision is to connect like-minded people by providing facilities which enable members to share knowledge, data and good practice with others. The society allows members to register both worldwide and limited studies and is entirely online. Collaboration is facilitated and encouraged as it is the core ethos of The Surname Society.