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A prison register entry
1 Aug, 2019

High Court Records – what will you discover?

It is an irony of ancestor-hunting that you are more likely to find information about an ancestor who committed a crime than one who was a respectable, law-abiding citizen. You may have different reasons for wanting to search criminal records – perhaps you discovered your ancestor in prison in a census return; you are tracing […]

150 members
19 Jul, 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 […]

trees in a sunset
1 Jul, 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 […]

new RQG member Alison Spring
22 Jun, 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 […]