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The Way Ahead: Future Challenges for Genealogy.

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The National Railway Museum

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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.

Keynote speakers include:

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’?

The full conference programme can be downloaded from

http://www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/yorkconference2018


Call for Posters

There is a call for posters for this conference. To find out more, and to submit an application, go to our website at www.qualifiedgenealogists.org/call-for-posters

To present a poster you must agree to attend the conference to present the poster. If you have a poster accepted, you must purchase a ticket to attend the conference within one month of having your poster accepted by RQG.

Access and dietary requirements

The conference operates a policy of fairness and equity. Let us know if there are any barriers to your attending that we can reasonably help to address. We regret that we cannot offer bursaries to attend the conference.

To view the arrangements for access at the venue please visit

http://nrm.org.uk/planavisit/visityork/facilitiesandaccess

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any particular dietary requirements on the day, let us know at conferenceyork2018@qualifiedgenealogists.org

answering any questions about our event or the work of our members, then do contact us at conferenceyork2018@qualifiedgenealogists.org or go to our website to view our member profiles at www.qualifiedgenealogists.org

Follow us on twitter at #RQGConference2018

The website of the National Railway Museum can be found at http://www.nrm.org.uk


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