RQG Prize Winners 2023

Graduation throwing hats
19 Oct, 2023

RQG Prize Winners 2023

Every year the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) awards prizes (£50 book token via Amazon) to students studying at Diploma or Masters level at the institutions affiliated to RQG:

  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
  • The University of Dundee
  • The University of Strathclyde
  • The University of Limerick

The Register of Qualified Genealogists is a professional body which provides and makes public, a record of genealogists whose members hold a recognised qualification in the field of genealogy. The prizes are awarded in recognition of those students who achieved the top mark for their final project/thesis or dissertation at the levels of Diploma/Licentiate/Masters. This year the University of Dundee did not supply a student name for the prize.

Prize winners for the academic year ending 2022-2023 are:

 Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies

Qualification: Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen)

Rachel Stakes: “The History of a Lincolnshire Cottage” & “Commander Thomas Consitt, Royal Navy”.



University of Strathclyde

Qualification: MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies

Kathy Bowman: TRANSNATIONAL FAMILIES. What can the evaluation of family separation of China-born Chinese children arriving in Hawaii between 1916–1938 reveal about the Chinese immigrant experience in Hawaii?


University of Strathclyde

Qualification: PG Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies

Tania Taylor: “How accurate is the genealogical and heraldic information displayed in the Boughton family pedigree held at the Society of Genealogists? Why was the pedigree created and what is its value to genealogists?


University of Limerick

Qualification: MA in History of Family

Dr Mia Lee: “The Hidden Lives of Irish spinsters: Unmarried Women in early twentieth-century Cavan”.


Congratulations to this year’s winners for achieving well-deserved recognition for their hard work!

We are hoping to be able to publish all the prizewinning work in full, in a special edition of the RQG Journal – The Journal of Genealogy & Family History. More information coming later this year…….

Toni Sutton

RQG Chairperson




Joanne Kenyon

RQG Member & Director