Month: November 2020

28 Nov, 2020

Explore Your Archives – Health

As part of Explore Your Archives launch week, today RQG member Kathryn Burtinshaw looks at the reality of Epilepsy in the nineteenth century Britain. How often have you seen an unusual cause of death on a certificate and not appreciated that it could lead you to a whole new avenue of research? In nineteenth century […]

24 Nov, 2020

Explore Your Archives- Education

As part of Explore your Archives launch week, RQG member Janice Smith has written about Scottish Education Records before 1872 I’d like to talk about some of the wonderful records available to us at the National Records of Scotland (NRS) by looking at some local stories about schooling and education before the Education Act of […]

22 Nov, 2020

Explore Your Archives – Home

As part of Explore Your Archives Launch week, RQG student member Dawn Jennifer has written a piece about Home: Social distancing? Not necessary with an online archive! Home “1. A village or town; a vill[age] with its cottages. 2. A dwelling-place, house, abode; the fixed residence of a family or household …” The Shorter Oxford […]

10 Nov, 2020

Student Prizes Awarded by RQG

Every year the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) award prizes to students studying at Diploma or Masters level at a number of institutions including the University of Strathclyde. The prizes are awarded in recognition of those students who achieved the top mark for their final project at Diploma level and the MSc dissertation. We are […]