Our mission is to improve standards of professional genealogical practice and deliver these improvements to customers for genealogical and family history services.

Serving the public

This website is where to come for clients and organisations looking for Qualified Genealogists – our members are practitioners who have gained qualifications in genealogy and family history to the highest standard currently available in the world.1 More about our aims and objectives can be found here.

Find a Qualified Genealogist

Use the search box above or just click on the icon. Use the listing to see the genealogist's profile page which contains further details of their categories and specialisms.

Contact Qualified Genealogists

Contact Qualified Genealogists from their profile pages which contain contact numbers and email addresses.

Hire with Confidence

You can rest assured that you will receive a quality service delivered to a high standard.

Serving genealogists

If you meet our exacting requirements, join our community of like-minded professionals and help shape the future of professional genealogy. We also welcome students on recognised courses to join our student membership.

Create a Profile

Help clients and organisations find you! As a Qualified Genealogist you can complete a profile on this site describing your skills and achievements and add your contact details, website, blog and social media.

Access RQG Resources

Qualified Genealogists and students have access to a private area including our active members forum.

Network with QGs

We encourage interaction between members. Chat online, come to group events and take part in CPD.

Why use RQG

Education

Qualified genealogists have achieved a recognised standard of practical and theoretical education in an extensive course of study to an internationally defined level.1

Quality

Qualified Genealogists operate with systematic processes reflecting current best practice, and comply with our Professional Code.

International Reach

Qualified Genealogists are not limited to a single country. The RQG initiative started in the United Kingdom, but already there are eligible Members living and practicing in other countries.

Choice

Qualified Genealogists are varied in their interests, accomplishments and activities. Some can advise on arms and heraldry; some seek out beneficiaries; others write family histories; many compile pedigrees; others mainly write or teach; for many, it's an admixture of these. The choice is yours!

What experts say Recent reviews

There is no question that genealogy is heading towards becoming a mature, qualified profession, and a recognised academic discipline. The Register of Qualified Genealogists is a first step on a long path to bring this to fruition. Of course, it will take a generation, but genealogy is all about generations.
Bruce Durie
Leading practitioner, teacher, writer and broadcaster. QG

 

 

1 See also “Are all members of RQG qualified?” in our FAQs.