Every day we are bombarded with media—whether it is tv, online videos, movies or phone apps. Our choices are endless and can be overwhelming. And if you’re like me, I spend a lot of time researching for ancestors online. It’s the nature of our world. Join me today as we look at genealogy podcast. They might just give us the needed break from “screen time” plus the opportunity to learn, listen and grow while carving out time for a relaxing cup of tea (or coffee).
While life can be a little too busy to take all the classes and pursue all the learning that we’d like, a podcast is a nice way to get some snippets of information in an easy to consume format. If you are a multi-tasker, you could even knit or draw or savor that cup of tea while you listen.
In researching more about this topic for you, I found this resource which has gone to the trouble of providing genealogy podcast links and times for the podcasts. You can also listen to recorded podcasts at your convenience. Never one to reinvent the wheel, here are links to the podcast summary at Genealogy Today and Cyndi’s List.
If you don’t feel like slogging through lists, here are a few to get you started. They provide an interesting assortment of guests and topics.
Extreme Genes – Family History Radio by Scott Fisher, includes radio program and podcasts.
BBC Tracing Your Roots This series focuses on researching your family history in the UK.
The Genealogy Gems Podcasts Lisa Louise Cook produces and hosts this podcase focused on research techniques and according to the site: the best websites, best practices and best resources available.
The Genealogy Guys Podcast According to their site, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith have been podcasting about genealogy since September 2005. They also have an interview format podcast called Genealogy Connection.
Library and Archives Canada Podcasts These podcasts cover a wide variety of topics related to Canada and Canadian history. Most appear to be shorter so you can learn snippets of history or culture in fifteen minutes. Many include additional information and photos. Here’s one that is specific to family research: Digging into the Past: Family History in Canada.
There are many more podcasts available. Do a little research to find one that peaks your interest. You might find podcasts that focus on writing or telling your family story. All are opportunities to grow and enhance our research as we share our family history. Happy listening!
“Listening is the secret to discover great stories.”
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.