2021 Conference

Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors

A free conference on Zoom

Saturday 25 September 2021

The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) is pleased to announce that our 2021 conference “Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors” will be held online via Zoom on 25 September 2021.

You can now register for this free genealogy and family history conference!

The  main speakers include:

Helen Johnson, Professor of Criminology at the University of Hull and Professor Heather Shore, Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University speaking on focussing on their research into criminal ancestors.

Melanie Backe-Hansen, a historian specialising in house histories who was involved in the recent BBC programmes ‘A house through time’, speaking on her research on house histories

David Annal, speaking about his research focussing on the impact of illegitimacy on the records our ancestors leave behind and the ways in which they are recorded.

We will also have several short paper presentations based on the abstracts submitted through the call for papers.

This is a great opportunity to come together to share good practice and the latest ideas in genealogy. There will also be a breakout a session for student delegates in the afternoon. We will publish the full conference programme on the RQG website shortly.

There is no charge for the conference, and we look forward to welcoming up to 500 people to join us for the day. We are looking forward to seeing you there.  You can register for the conference through Zoom.  Please follow the link below.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please email admin@qualifiedgenealogists.org if you have any questions or need any help with registering.