Clare O'Grady

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11 Jun, 2020

National Library of Scotland needs your views!

The National Library of Scotland closed their buildings on 18 March due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Since the Scottish Government published a route map out of lockdown on 21 May, they have begun to plan when and how best to resume services to readers at their buildings. Your views on how they should operate after […]

4 Apr, 2020

New RQG Member Andrew Armstrong

Andrew achieved the PgDip in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from Strathclyde University in 2012 and is based in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. His special areas of interest are the records of the Buccleuch Estates in the South of Scotland. Genealogy of the Border reiving families. He is a member of the Scottish Genealogy […]

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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