Month: October 2019

14 Oct, 2019

RQG member Sylvia Valentine to talk at Rootstech London

RQG member Sylvia Valentine is talking at RoosTech London on using workhouse records in your research. We asked her about how she became interested in this topic: “I became interested in workhouse records when studying for my degree and became fascinated by the amazing stories which can be discovered in then various records created by the Poor […]

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10 Oct, 2019

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians.

In this welcome updated 2nd addition Chris Paton has managed to guide the reader through the wealth of Irish records that are available online. Chris begins the journey with what he calls ‘The Genealogical Landscape’ which is an overview of all the available resources, details of what can be found there and the website address. […]

criminal mugshots
1 Oct, 2019

Researching Criminal Ancestors

In recent years, the expansion in digitisation of historical records used by genealogists and family historians has led to the wider availability of material relating to crime, policing and punishment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Materials such as criminal registers, institutional prison records and photographs or ‘mugshots’ are often used by archives and museums […]