Category Archives: "General"

28 Jul, 2020

New RQG Member Nicola Hallam

Lincolnshire based Nicola has recently completed the MSc programme at the University of Strathclyde and is expecting confirmation of the preliminary results at any moment! Since moving back to Lincolnshire, the county of her birth,  she has been working to increase her knowledge of the history of Lincolnshire and the records available to genealogists.  With […]

26 Jul, 2020

New RQG Journal Article on Naming the Dead

The new article is by Stephen B Hatton and is called Exploring Genealogy’s Necronominalism The article explores the relation of genealogy and naming the dead. It discusses funerary practices as a recapture of the dead, gravestones as complex signs, and memory and death including a memento mori and a liber memorialis. An authentic search for […]

17 Jun, 2020

Gloucestershire digitised resources available for free online.

Gloucestershire Archives have been working with Ancestry and can now provide free access to Gloucestershire’s digitised resources until the archive reopens. The archive collections date from the 12th century to the present day and include records of the diocese of Gloucester, ancient boroughs, quarter sessions and other courts, councils, schools, hospitals, charities and a huge […]

17 Jun, 2020

NLS Online Talks

The National Library of Scotland has a wide range of online talks taking place whilst the building itself is closed.  Topics include: Ottoman Sultans and roadside taverns. The Turkish and American travel journals of Henrietta Liston. Shapes of Scotland: Maps, history and national identity. The travel diary of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor.