Celebrate your family story with RQG at the 2021 RootsTech conference.

21 Feb, 2021

Celebrate your family story with RQG at the 2021 RootsTech conference.

Rootstech Connect will be held virtually from 25th – 27th February and RQG is proud to announce that several of its members will be giving talks over the 3-days. If you have any questions then our members will also be available via the Virtual Exhibition Hall.

Registration is free, so check out these fascinating talks!  https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng

Our Qualified Genealogist Speakers are:

Dave Annal QG

  • Don’t Believe The Hints!
  • Where Have All The Registers Gone?

Myko Clelland QG

  • Tracing your Scottish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics

Shannon Combs-Bennett QG

  • The Basics of Telling Your Family Story
  • Source Citations Are Easy!
  • Early American Research Strategies
  • The Basics of Genetic Testing and Genealogy

Caroline Gurney QG

  • English Church Records
  • English Probate Records pre-1858.

Linda Hammond QG

  • The Hidden Secrets of the 1939 England & Wales National Register
  • Looking for your Irish Ancestors? It’s easier than you think!!

Alison Spring QG

  • The Riches of the Scottish Kirk Session Minutes
  • Getting the Most out of Scottish Vital Records on ScotlandsPeople

Sylvia Valentine QG

  • Researching English Workhouse Records Part one and part two
  • Researching for Children in Care in England

Our Student Member Speakers are:

John Boeren

  • Dutch research in the 19th and 20th century part one and part two
  • Using Dutch parish registers (17th and 18th century)

Penny Walters

  • Adoption Part 1 background context to adoption
  • Adoption Part 2 will look at utilising a DNA test to construct a bio family tree 
  • Adoption Part 3 ethical dilemmas and varied consequences of deciding to look for bio family
  • Births, marriages and deaths in Egypt 
  • I want my mummy – Egyptology, colonialization, Egyptian DNA
  • DNA Basics presentations:
  • Mixing DNA with a paper trail 
  • Collaborating with DNA matches when you’re adopted 
  • Differences in DNA results between 6 siblings (my 6 children)
  • Differences in ethnicity results (based on my 6 children’s ethnicities) (Irish/ Nigerian)
  • Ethical dilemmas with DNA results

Clare O'Grady