Clare O'Grady

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11 Feb, 2020

Book Review: Tracing your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums

Tracing your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums, A Guide for Family Historians Michelle Higgs. 2019. Pen & Sword Family History. Michelle Higgs is gaining herself a highly regarded reputation as an author of social history and genealogical books.  Her latest book does not disappoint. Starting from the foundation of Bethem Hospital in 1247, this publication takes […]

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 […]

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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 […]

28 Oct, 2019

New RQG Member Victoria Coyle

Bolton based Victoria has the following qualifications: BA (Hons) in History and English: Bolton Institute of Higher Education PGCE: St Martin’s College, Lancaster MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde She is a social historian and a member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the surname Croston. Victoria […]

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