RQG takes particular pleasure in acknowledging the effort and commitment being made by students who are devoting two or even three years to advanced study in genealogy and family history. Our student members are entitled to many of the benefits enjoyed by Qualified Genealogists, and they are guaranteed to be accepted as full members once they have received their qualification. This page shows some of our 70+ student members. These are names for the future in genealogy and family history.
Carolyn is a postgraduate diploma student in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She has an MSt in History from the University of Cambridge, which involved a study of internal migration in England. She lives in Cambridge and her genealogical interests are currently broad. Her background is in published content licensing for the UK education and research sectors.
Mark is currently studying for the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. He first took an interest in genealogy in the 1980s, and then took up more serious research about 20 years ago. Based near Nottingham, his main geographical interest is in the Peak District region of the UK.
Barbara has a Pg.Cert. from the University of Strathclyde, and is studying there for her Ph.D. in History/Genealogy. Her interests are nineteenth century Ohio, cartographic modeling, and demographics.
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.
Ruth is a PG Diploma student in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Based in Perthshire in Scotland, she is interested in UK and Ireland research as well as migration worldwide. Previously a lawyer for over 20 years, she has a particular interest in Scottish legal documents.
Nick is studying for the PGDip in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. A Glaswegian living in Wiltshire, his interests include mining history and the county of Ayrshire in Scotland. He is also the manager of the Loggie one-name study (Guild of One Name Studies).
Natalie has completed the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. A native of Northern Ireland and still resident there, she is particularly interested in Irish and Ulster-Scots ancestral research, house histories and ancestral heritage tours. Formerly an experienced tutor, project manager and quality manager, she delivers regular genealogy evening courses for amateur genealogists.
John holds a law degree from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and has completed the Professional Development and English Records Certificates (PLCGS) at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Canada. He is now studying for the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. He is a full-time professional genealogist, specialising in Dutch research, with 30+ years of experience. He is based in the south of the Netherlands.
Ann is a student in the PG certification program at the University of Strathclyde. Her interests include family research with historical context concentrating primarily on Scottish and Irish records, Y DNA surname studies and Scottish medieval history. She resides near Boston, Massachusetts.
Andre has a PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) from Canada. He is a PG Certificate student at the University of Strathclyde. Born in Brazil and based in Toronto, his interested in DNA investigation, Italian Dual Citizenship, Italian Immigration to Brazil and South America, Family Tree and Historical research.
Hugh is studying for the Strathclyde postgraduate certificate. He has a 20+ year background in the software industry and has an interest in developing new applications of technology in genealogical research as well as traditional genealogical research.
Mike is in the final stages of the PG Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. He has been researching for more than 25 years. Based in Monmouthshire, Wales he has a particular focus on Welsh genealogy and especially migration in and out of the country.
Based in Grantham, Emma is an experienced genetic genealogist.She is currently studying with the University of Strathclyde working towards Masters in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies.
Diane is based in London and is about to start the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde (September 2020). Her interests are in Caribbean and Latin/South American genealogy.
Currently based in Dagenham, Melanie is studying with IHGS for their Higher certificate and plans to continue onto their Diploma course. She has been researching her family for over 30 years and was an Executive PA in London for 15 years. Her research interests include Genetic Genealogy and Welsh and Scottish genealogy.
Michelle is currently studying for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde and intends to continue on to the Diploma and the Masters. As a ‘yellow belly’ herself, she is especially interested in Lincolnshire family history. She is based in Lincoln.
Dawn is studying the MSc Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. A dual citizen of the UK and South Australia, her research interests include English and Australian genealogies, tracing ancestry through the maternal line, and interpreting old family photograph.
Melissa is currently a student of the part-time MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde, and also a Registered Nurse based in Canada. Her interests include Irish, Scottish & English based research, as well as the Keigher one-name study (Guild of One Name Studies).
Joanne is currently studying for the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her interests include tracing her Welsh ancestry and researching her one-named-study for the Forrest surname (Guild of One Name Studies). Joanne has a keen interest in Lancashire history and occupations. Originally from Burnley, Lancs she now resides in Staffordshire in the West Midlands.
Gill is a Pg Diploma student at the University of Strathclyde (Pg Certificate completed Summer 2018) and relatively new to genealogy; as yet, she has not developed any special interests – she is just interested in everything. Her background is in clinical data management, database administration and website content management. She lives in North Yorkshire.
Ian is studying for the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde and intends to move onto the Diploma in autumn 2019. His interest in genealogy stems from his first degree in History. His current interests include Scottish and Irish records as well as Poorhouse/Workhouse histories.
Based in Northampton, Heather is studying with IHGS for their Higher Certificate, and plans to continue to their Diploma, then the Strathclyde Master’s. Her research interests include families with a history of insanity and Irish records.
Jade has just started her MSc in Genealogy through Strathclyde University. Finding her own father at 21, she has worked on adoption cases here in the UK to as far as New Zealand using records and DNA. Jade recently wrote for Legacy Tree in September 2020 and is a lead researcher for Father Nicholas Schofield’s book ‘Victorian Crusaders: British and Irish Volunteers in the Papal Army, 1860-70.’ She also likes to research WW1 medals and silks and reunite them to the family.
John is currently studying for the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests include the lives of health practitioners, and of speakers of Esperanto. Australian born, but now residing in Powys, Wales.
Based in Surrey, Sarah is studying for the Higher Certificate in Genealogy with IHGS and intends to progress to their Diploma. Sarah’s research interests are in Surrey and Yorkshire and she intents to specialise in maritime ancestry. Her background is in Family Law.
Joan is studying for the postgraduate diploma in Genealogy at the University of Strathclyde. She is running a one name study of the surname Sarginson which is registered with the Guild of One Name studies. Her interests also include: WW1 war memorials and religious history.
Stephen is currently studying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. His main interests are Scottish and Irish research. He enjoys all aspects of genealogical research and volunteers with the Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society.
Rachel is currently studying for the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy. Based in Liverpool, she has 30 years’ experience in Genealogy and Local History Research. Rachel has extensive knowledge of Merseyside and Lancashire archives, and is well versed in accessing records from across the UK and Ireland.
Sorcha has the postgraduate Certificate from the University of Strathclyde. She was formerly an editor of bilingual dictionaries and technical writer. She has French, Italian and some Latin, and her interests include women’s employment, particularly in teaching, and Huguenot communities in Britain and Ireland. Originally from Northern Ireland, Sorcha was brought up in Scotland, and now lives in Hertfordshire.
Sonja is a qualified solicitor (BSc & LLB) based in Surrey and is currently studying part-time through IHGS on their correspondence course. She is an alumni of Strathclyde University’s Genetic Genealogy Course and has a special interest in unknown parentage and adoptee cases, having successfully solved several NPE’s. Sonja is actively documenting and connecting her South African roots from 17th-20th centuries back to Kent, Cambridgeshire, Dumfries in Scotland and Norway.
Janet has just started the PG Certificate in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Originally from Salford, she now lives in the Peak District. Janet was previously CEO of a charity in Sheffield; her work included community regeneration and programme management. She has been researching her family tree for over 3 years, focusing on two male lines: the French Huguenot Bays or de Bays ancestors and the Parnells.
Chad is an attorney in California studying for the Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate. His interest in genealogy stems from a love of history and his being an adoptee wanting to discover more about his heritage. Chad’s interests include genetic genealogy and helping other adoptees locate their biological families.
Grace is currently studying for the Higher Certificate in Genealogy with IHGS and intends to continue on to complete the Diploma. She has already completed the Advanced Diploma in Local History with Oxford University. Her background is in business. She was Managing Director of her own property company for many years and served as a Director of the local Chamber of Commerce. Her research areas include Lancashire and North West England, Business/Company heritage and non-conformism.
Eunice has a background in project management and nonprofits, but has always had a keen interest in family history. In the last two years whilst living in China, she completed the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde whilst offering genealogy services to‘expat’ families. Now living back in Scotland, she is working on developing her passion for genealogy into a business. Her interests are Scottish and Irish History, genetic genealogy and migration.
Jenny is currently a student with the IHGS, and has been a keen genealogist for over 20 years. She has researched her adoptive and birth family trees, and those of friends. She is particularly interested in the use of DNA in breaking down brick walls. She lives in Lincolnshire.
Richard is studying for the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde, intending to move on to the Diploma and the MSc. He is particularly interested in Military and Ancient History and has written a book about the experiences of the people of his local parish during WW1. He is based in Northumberland.
Helen is currently a student on the PG Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies (modular course). Her interest areas are British Isles genealogy (Scottish and English primarily), and the role of women in the textile history of the British Isles & Empire, medieval to present.
Penny is a highly experienced university lecturer and holds a PhD in ethics. Her diverse interests are in ethical dilemmas within genealogy; the psychology of searching; adoption; diaspora; Irish heritage; mixing DNA results with a paper trail; slave history; the professionalization of genealogy; family history in Egypt; and genealogy tourism.
Lorraine is based in Surrey and is studying for the Higher Certificate in Genealogy with IHGS; after which she will take on the IHGS Diploma. Lorraine has always been interested in people, having spent 20+ years in HR Management; no specialism as yet but currently researching a fascinating House/Pub history.
Kathy has the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and is about to start the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Alongside being a genealogist, she has worked extensively with adoption agencies helping to reunite birth and adoptive families, and she has a special interest in the history of asylums and the treatment of mental illness.
Phyllis is based in Round Rock, Texas. She will be starting the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde (September 2020). She has compiled online family history books on specific ancestors and is actively connecting her American ancestors back to the UK and Ireland.