2024 Conference

RQG Conference 2024

Sharing Memories: Uncovering your Family History through Storytelling

Join us for a captivating event where we delve into the fascinating world of family history through storytelling. Discover the untold tales of your ancestors and learn how to bring their stories to life.

Date: Saturday 20 April 2024 (Registration from 08:30)

Location: Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT


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Link to the full Conference Programme https://www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/rqg-conference-2024-programme
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Immerse yourself in a day filled with engaging talks, interactive workshops, and insightful discussions. Uncover hidden gems from the past as we explore the art of storytelling and its role in preserving family legacies.

Learn from experienced genealogists, historians, authors and storytellers as they share their expertise, providing valuable tips and techniques to help you uncover and develop your own or your client’s family history. From oral traditions to written narratives, we will explore various mediums to bring the past to life.

Discover the power of storytelling as a means to connect with and develop a unique family history. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or amateur genealogist or just starting your journey, this event is designed to inspire and empower you to write engaging but well-researched reports and narratives.


Prof Alison LightMichael Tobias

We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alison Light, author of the book ‘Common People’ and Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University, University College London and a non-stipendiary Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.

Our second speaker will be Michael Tobias OBE, Co-founder of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland, Honorary Research Fellow – Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde and current President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.

Dr Laura King, Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Leeds will be speaking in the afternoon.

Dr Laura KingThere will also be an opportunity to join in an interactive workshop to help develop your publishing skills as well as a number of short papers presented by delegates to the conference linked to our conference theme of storytelling. We will shortly announce our full programme for the day which will facilitate a large range of presentations under the broad theme of the conference. We would love for you to join us and will be a great opportunity to network with fellow genealogists and historians.


Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange stories, and embark on a journey of discovery. Reserve your spot today and unlock the mysteries of your family history through the art of storytelling.

Generous member sponsorship has enabled us to keep our ticket prices low for the first 80 RQG members and the first 20 non-members to book, so do take advantage of this fantastic early bird offer. Lunch and refreshments are included.

For more details and updated ticket information please visit us at www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/2024-conference

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Founded in 1979, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is the world’s largest association for professional genealogists, representing more than 2,000 members in 40+ countries around the world. We provide education, advocacy, best practices, and a professional community to our members in order to secure records access and to help advance their careers and the genealogical profession. For more information about membership rates or to join, visit apgen.org/join. APG is also on Facebook, Twitter/X, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


The University of Strathclyde: The Institute for Genealogical Studies.



Dedicated to family history and heraldry education and research. Affordable, Accessible and Accredited courses for all levels.

IHGS runs a range of courses including the successful 24-module Correspondence Course in Genealogy with qualifications including the industry recognised Diploma in Genealogy and has a varied programme of online tutorials, details of which can be found on the IHGS website. 


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