Month: November 2016

29 Nov, 2016

RQG Members Meeting Dates 2017

Dates have been set for online members meetings up to summer 2017. Please access the members forum for a full list of dates and the corresponding links to join the meetings. Do try and attend if you can – we need members to be actively involved as much as possible. Next members meeting Thursday 19 […]

28 Nov, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Kerry Baldwin

What started your interest in genealogy? I’ve always been interested in history since childhood and loved hearing stories of family from my grandmother.  She used to recite a rhyme to me of her ancestors going back several generations and I wish I had paid more attention, as it would have been helpful when it came […]

22 Nov, 2016

Oxford Dictionary of Family names in Britain and Ireland

This is a fabulous new resource from OUP – the result of a four year project resulting in the linguistic origins, history, and geographical distribution of 45,600 most frequent family names in Britain and Ireland. The print and online database, offers an explanation for all names from the very common to many rarer names with […]

21 Nov, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Elizabeth Walne

What started your interest in genealogy? I think for many of us the interest started as children and I am no exception. I was only eight or nine when I went with my family to find the tombs of some of my paternal ancestors in a small village in Norfolk. On one of the tombstones […]