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March 31, 2021
Opening up the Body: The Post Mortem Case Books of St George’s Hospital

By Natasha Shillingford History of St George’s Hospital St George’s Hospital opened in 1733 at Lanesborough House, Hyde Park Corner in London, in what was then a countryside location. The hospital was founded by four men, Henry Hoare, William Wogan, Robert Witham and the Reverend Patrick Cockburn, who collectively founded the Westminster Public Infirmary in […]...

March 2, 2021
New RQG Member – Richard Forty

Aberdeen based Richard has a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde (2020), having previously done the Certificate in 2018. He also has a PhD in History from the University of Aberdeen (via part-time study) (2014). His thesis was on the 2nd Earl of Fife, an 18thcentury Scottish nobleman […]...

February 21, 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!  […]...

January 22, 2021
RQG’s 200th member – Kathy Chung!

Vancouver based Kathy has an M.Litt in family and local history from the University of Dundee.  She is especially interested in Scottish family history as most of her own roots are there and Kathy has a lot of experience with researching Scottish records, as well as with records from the rest of the UK and […]...

January 15, 2021
Michael Tobias, OBE

We are delighted to share the news that RQG member Michael Tobias was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honour List for services to the Jewish community. Michael has studied, researched and worked in the field of Jewish genealogy for many years, using his skills to highlight and promote awareness of a range […]...

December 5, 2020
New RQG Member – Luke Theobold

A warm welcome to Luke who has upgraded from a student member of RQG to a full member. Luke is studying for the full time MSc in Genealogical Studies, at Strathclyde, and having completed the Diploma is now in the process of completing his dissertation. Based in Derby, Luke’s special areas of interest are Derby, […]...