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4 Apr, 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 […]

17 Mar, 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 […]

11 Feb, 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 […]

10 Jan, 2020

Book Review -Tracing your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums A Guide for Family Historians by Michelle Higgs

By Linda Hammond This is not a topic I’ve ever researched before so I was looking forward to finding out more.  I wasn’t disappointed! The first chapter explains why family members might find themselves committed to such an institution and, surprisingly, you didn’t have to be mad!  Terms we would now consider derogatory, such as […]