Month: October 2016

31 Oct, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Tessa Szczepanik

What started your interest in genealogy? I have always been interested in history, which developed into my choices of Latin & Ancient Greek for my university degree, but winning a prize at school for the best Family Project was my first experience of researching¬† genealogy.   What are your specialist areas of interest and why […]

26 Oct, 2016

Court of Lord Lyon appointment

Leading genealogist Dr Bruce Durie,¬†has been granted Right of Audience at the Court of the Lord Lyon, for the purpose of submitting new Petitions for Arms on behalf of others. In Scotland, coats of arms and all other aspects of heraldry are regulated by Statute Law and adjudicated by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, […]

25 Oct, 2016

New member welcome: Tessa Szczepanik

RQG is delighted to announce that Tessa Szczepanik has been admitted as our latest member. Tessa completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde in 2011. Based in Kent, Tessa is half-Polish and has been interested in genealogy since winning first prize for a Family Project at school when she was […]

24 Oct, 2016

New Genealogist of the Week – Michael McCormick

What started your interest in genealogy? As a young child I was amazed by the 1800s family bibles, old books, and a pedigree chart on shelves in my grandparents’ dining/library room. My church taught some lessons on the benefits of family history which I noticed from my childhood, though I did not have any involvement […]