Month: April 2019

23 Apr, 2019

RQG Director – Speaker at Images Through Time Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society, Canada

Sylvia Valentine, a Director of RQG, will be speaking this weekend at the 2019 Alberta Genealogical Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sylvia’s talk is titled “Planning a Research Trip to UK Archives and Libraries”. Good luck and enjoy your trip Sylvia! https://www.abgenealogy.ca/speakers  

23 Apr, 2019

RQG Speakers at Family Tree Live

RQG have over 16 members and student members speaking at the Family Tree Live event which is scheduled to start later this week at Alexandra Palace, London. https://www.family-tree.co.uk/ftre/show/family-tree-live The current list comprises: Laura House, John Cleary, Dr Bruce Durie, Graham Holton, Tahitia McCabe, Michael Tobias, Dave Annal, Nick Barratt, Lucie Drouin, Penny Walters, Alison Spring, […]

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots
2 Apr, 2019

19th Century Insanity

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots and cretins – terms which in today’s society are only used as derogatory and insulting forms of verbal abuse were commonly used as medical definitions to label people with mental health disorders in nineteenth century Britain and Ireland. For those of us who are used to researching our ancestors, some of these […]

Sarah Smith
1 Apr, 2019

New Member – Sarah Smith

Sarah has been researching family histories for over 15 years and is now a qualified genealogist with an MLitt in Family and Local History based in Kinross, between Edinburgh and Perth.  Her dissertation was on the The Schulin’ o’ Weans Around Loch Leven 1696 to 1872 focusing on literacy levels and comparing them with the […]