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July 19, 2019
Celebrating 150 Members

We are pleased to announce that our membership has now exceeded 150 members. Not all of our members actively take on commissions but those who do may have a profile on our website. Over 80 members are currently listed. https://www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/resumes . You can search this page by location or speciality. If you cannot find a […]...

July 1, 2019
Weather – What Has Shakespeare Got To Do With It?

The Bard shows how an awareness of weather conditions can help the family historian. My paper, Answers in the Wind (JGFH-1), set out an argument for weather events to play a greater part in family history research.  In this blog, I would like to offer a less formal walk through how the genealogist can include […]...

June 22, 2019
New RQG Member- Alison Spring

Alison has a MLitt in Family & Local History from the University of Dundee.  Her dissertation dealt with Glasgow poor law records, one of her specialist areas of research. Based just outside Glasgow, in the west of Scotland, Alison uses the records in its City Archives, as well as the National Archives and Library in […]...

June 20, 2019
New RQG student member- David Barton

David has been a keen amateur genealogist for over 20 years, and is currently studying on the IHGS Correspondence Course in Genealogy as a precursor to sitting their higher level examinations. His research is primarily UK-based, and he is developing a particular interest in pre-1813 parish registers and pre-1841 population surveys. MEd BA(Hons) LLCM DipABRSM […]...

June 1, 2019
A DNA Guide for Adoptees

How to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history. If you are an adoptee, there’s likely missing information about your past and you hope to change that. You may have already started down the path of DNA testing, or it may be entirely […]...

May 1, 2019
British & Irish Railway Staff Accidents – an untapped genealogical resource

At the start of the 20th century, the railway industry was the UK’s third largest employer, providing jobs for over 500,000 workers. Little wonder, then, that so many people have a railway connection in their past. But did you know that it was also one of the most dangerous places to work – and that […]...