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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 […]

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10 Jan, 2020

New RQG member – Ruth Bertram

In 2019 Ruth was awarded the PG Diploma from the University of Strathclyde and is based near Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire at the very centre of mainland Scotland. Her interest in genealogy developed from her love of history which she kept up throughout her school career, finding social history the most compelling.  Ruth was a […]