RQG Conference 2024 Programme

Sharing Memories: Uncovering your Family History through Storytelling

Register of Qualified Genealogists
Conference Programme

Royal Armouries Museum Leeds, 20 April 2024

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  Main Stage Room A Room B
8.30- 9.20am Registration and coffee
9.20 – 9.30 Chair’s opening remarks
9.30- 10.15 Alison Light
  Beyond the Family Tree: Reflections on Lifewriting
10.15 – 10.45         Coffee break
10.45 –  12.00 Parallel session 1 Parallel session 2  

Parallel session 3


  Rhiannon Lloyd

Gouly de Chaville: The birth of a surname

Lorna Kinnaird

The petitions of the Caledonian Asylum Trust, London from 1815-1924

Professor Sue Harper and Carol Bannister

Genealogical practice and creative writing: a dialectical relationship?

  Donna Pearson

How did Dick die? Reframing family lore with documentary evidence

Valerie Brenton 

Say my name: A research journey from Dorset to the plantations of Jamaica

David Ryan

Using oral histories in Your Genealogical Research

12.00- 13.15
Lunch break
13.15. 14.00 Michael Tobias
  Genealogical Jitters – those Eureka moments
14.00 – 15.15 Parallel session 4 Parallel session 5 Workshop
  Dave Annal

Read all about It: Using newspapers to bring our ancestors to life

Liv Birgit Christensen 

Not just a pretty face. Ane Soneson a woman of character


Carol Bannister, Toni Sutton Helen Tovey


Crafting, pitching & publishing genealogy & family history articles: An interactive workshop

  Elizabeth Walne

Sharing Your Story: how marketers can help genealogists to tell more compelling stories

Nicola Waterfall 

Hulda’s War: One woman’s attempt to survive in Nazi Europe

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16. 30 Laura King
  Tales of grandmothers and aunts: storytelling families in twentieth-century Britain
16.30 – 16.40 Chair’s closing remarks and conference ends

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We look forward to welcoming you to our conference.

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