Month: January 2020

10 Jan, 2020

Book Review -Tracing your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums A Guide for Family Historians by Michelle Higgs

By Linda Hammond This is not a topic I’ve ever researched before so I was looking forward to finding out more.  I wasn’t disappointed! The first chapter explains why family members might find themselves committed to such an institution and, surprisingly, you didn’t have to be mad!  Terms we would now consider derogatory, such as […]

Photo of Ruth Bertram
10 Jan, 2020

New RQG member – Ruth Bertram

In 2019 Ruth was awarded the PG Diploma from the University of Strathclyde and is based near Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire at the very centre of mainland Scotland. Her interest in genealogy developed from her love of history which she kept up throughout her school career, finding social history the most compelling.  Ruth was a […]

Cancelled Valuation Book
2 Jan, 2020

Irish Genealogy

Irish genealogical research can be a little different than elsewhere as we don’t have the spine of regular census records from the 19th century from which to hang our family history. This means that other sources are more prominent in Ireland than elsewhere. Here I highlight many of these alternatives that are readily available online. […]