11 Oct, 2017

Join our campaign: #LoveYourArchives

The recent furore caused by proposed changes to access to Northamptonshire Archives has underlined how important archives are to genealogists and historians both amateur and professional. The Register of Qualified Genealogists want to celebrate archives and all that they represent.  The funders of archives need to know how much they are used and treasured and […]

9 Oct, 2017

Alison Mitchell – Genealogist of the Week

What started your interest in genealogy? My grandparents.  They used to talk about their own parents and grandparents and various distant relations who had got up to all sorts of shenanigans in far flung places.  My maternal grandmother was rather a hoarder and as a small child I was fascinated by a box made out […]

2 Oct, 2017

Helen Smith – Genealogist of the Week

What started your interest in genealogy? My interest in genealogy was sparked when I was 12 years old and my grandfather related a story about the Arran Murderer.  We were walking along the promenade at Prestwick, Scotland, looking over to the hills of Arran.  He pointed to Goatfell and said that he had a great […]

25 Sep, 2017

Julie Buist – Genealogist of the Week

What started my interest in genealogy? My father died when I was thirteen and shortly after I remember walking through the cemetery in which he was buried. From that time I found headstones fascinating, hinting at the life that had gone before, stories untold.  However, it wasn’t until 2010 when we (my husband, my son […]