York Conference 2018

The Way Ahead: Future Challenges for Genealogy 20 OCTOBER 2018


Register of Qualified Genealogist (RQG) are pleased to announce that our 2018 conference “The Way Ahead: Future Challenges for Genealogy” will be held at the National Railway Museum, York, England on 20 October 2018.

This is one of the best opportunities for genealogists, archivists and students of genealogical and archival studies to come together to share good practice and the latest ideas in genealogy, as well as a great chance to network, collaborate and develop professionally. The conference will feature keynote speakers, short papers and poster presentations designed to support colleagues in advancing their work as genealogists, archivists or educators.


York programme
Register of Qualified Genealogists Conference 20 October 2018 Final Programme 4 September 2018.
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Keynote speakers include:

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Professor Rebecca Probert, Professor of Law at Exeter University. Rebecca has written on all aspects of family law and is the author of many scholarly articles, books and monographs. Her main research interests include marriage, cohabitation, bigamy and divorce, with key works including Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment (CUP, 2009), The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation: From Fornicators to Family, 1600-2010 (CUP, 2012) and Marriage Law for Genealogists (Takeaway, 2012).

Dr Iain McDonald is an astrophysicist, working at the University of Manchester and Honorary Research Fellow to the Genealogical Studies Programme at the University of Strathclyde. He has been using physical, statistical and mathematical techniques to develop tools, for both conventional and genetic genealogy. His speciality is in estimating the dates of male-line (surname) relationships from commercial genetic tests, and using these to construct models of population movements between mainland Europe and the British Isles over the last 5000 years.

Dr Laura King is Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Leeds. She researches families, emotional relationships and everyday life in modern Britain. Her current project focuses on death, dying and how we remember the dead, and is entitled ‘Living with Dying: Everyday Cultures of Dying within Family Life in Britain, c.1900-50s’. Along with postdoctoral Engagement Fellow Jessica Hammett, Laura is working with a group of fifteen family historians. Part of the research involves considering the way this innovative collaborative methodology might be used in other contexts and projects, and how collaboration might be beneficial for a wide range of family and academic historians.  The focus of Laura’s presentation will be  ‘Family historians and historians of the family: the value of collaboration’?

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