What is an OPS?
A One Place Study (as opposed to the genealogical work of an Online Parish Clerk or the worldwide surname reach of a One Name Study) focuses on the history of a specific place. By ‘history’, I don’t just mean dates and events, but also its social history – the people who lived there and what they did for a living. A place’s history can also include maps and picture postcards, details of the names on the war memorial, how it appeared in the Domesday Book, and more.
The OPS for South Pool in Devon, England includes the hamlets of North Pool and Frogmore, and has been registered with the Society for OnePlace Studies and the Directory of One Place Studies.
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