Month: September 2021

20 Sep, 2021

Meet the Speakers – Professor Helen Johnston

Helen Johnston, Professor of Criminology at the University of Hull, alongside her colleague Professor Heather Shore, Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University is a key note speaker at RQG conference 2021 looking at researching criminal ancestors. We caught up with Helen about the background to their talk: “As a student, I was first interested in […]

18 Sep, 2021

Meet the Speakers- Melanie Backe-Hansen

We are delighted to have experienced house historian Melanie as one of our key note speakers at RQG conference 2021. Her talk is on Finding your ancestors at home: researching the history of houses. We caught up with Melanie and asked her about the inspiration behind the talk: What got you started with your interest […]

17 Sep, 2021

Meet the Speakers – Kate Keter

Kate is giving a short paper in RQG conference 2021 entitled “Jilted! Or the insights offered in breach of contract of marriage cases.” Kate has been researching family trees for over 30 years.  What started as a hobby soon became an obsession and ultimately led her to complete an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical and Heraldic […]

16 Sep, 2021

Meet the Speakers – Audrey Collins

Audrey is giving a short paper at RQG conference 2021 on “Hidden history: Tales of everyday life in Newspaper Advertisements.” Audrey has been researching her own family history (and other people’s) for more than 30 years. After several years as a freelance researcher, she started work at the Family Records Centre in 2002, and for […]