Category Archives: "Reviews"

5 Mar, 2024

Book Review: Tracing your Belfast Ancestors, a Guide for Family Historians – Chris Paton (2023)

Book Review by RQG Member Linda Hammond ‘Tracing your Belfast Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians’ by Chris Paton (2023, Pen & Sword Family History – ISBN 9781526780331 ) Chris Paton’s “Tracing Your Belfast Ancestors” isn’t your typical genealogy handbook – it’s a refreshing stroll through Belfast’s familial past, guided by Paton’s knack for weaving […]

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 […]