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June 17, 2020
Gloucestershire digitised resources available for free online.

Gloucestershire Archives have been working with Ancestry and can now provide free access to Gloucestershire’s digitised resources until the archive reopens. The archive collections date from the 12th century to the present day and include records of the diocese of Gloucester, ancient boroughs, quarter sessions and other courts, councils, schools, hospitals, charities and a huge […]...

June 17, 2020
NLS Online Talks

The National Library of Scotland has a wide range of online talks taking place whilst the building itself is closed.  Topics include: Ottoman Sultans and roadside taverns. The Turkish and American travel journals of Henrietta Liston. Shapes of Scotland: Maps, history and national identity. The travel diary of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor. https://www.nls.uk/events  ...

June 11, 2020
National Library of Scotland needs your views!

The National Library of Scotland closed their buildings on 18 March due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Since the Scottish Government published a route map out of lockdown on 21 May, they have begun to plan when and how best to resume services to readers at their buildings. Your views on how they should operate after […]...

April 4, 2020
New RQG Member Andrew Armstrong

Andrew achieved the PgDip in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from Strathclyde University in 2012 and is based in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders. His special areas of interest are the records of the Buccleuch Estates in the South of Scotland. Genealogy of the Border reiving families. He is a member of the Scottish Genealogy […]...

March 17, 2020
Welcome to two new Directors for RQG

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our two new Directors Michelle McDermott & Caroline Gurney. Michelle and Caroline bring a wealth of experience with them from the world of business and the civil service as well as both being active members of the genealogical community. I know that our organisation will […]...

February 11, 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 […]...