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Genealogy podcast covering family history, research, tips, stories, interviews and more. Stories and interviews with people from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa amongst others.

Journeys into Genealogy podcast Emma Cox

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Genealogy podcast covering family history, research, tips, stories, interviews and more. Stories and interviews with people from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa amongst others.

    Wayward Girls with Stephanie O'Connell

    Wayward Girls with Stephanie O'Connell

    In New York in the early 20th century young women who broke the rules or didn't obey their parents were called 'wayward' and sent to reformatories to change their ways.  Stephanie O'Connell discusses her case study titled "Wayward Girls," exploring the 1923 Wayward Minor Act in New York, which criminalised female disobedience and sexual delinquency. We learn about the New York State Reformatory in Bedford Hills, where young women were sent for being 'wayward' or 'incorrigible.' Stephanie explains the social context of the time, the daily life of the girls in the reformatory, and the impact of these institutions on their lives and on her own grandmother who was sent to this reformatory.

    • 39 min
    Researching Jamaican Ancestors with Wendy Aris

    Researching Jamaican Ancestors with Wendy Aris

    Wendy Aris has spent years searching for her Jamaican ancestors. In this episode we discuss what records are available and how far back they go. Visiting the National Archives and National Library in Jamaica, slavery, manumissions and emancipation and some of the surprising places records can be found. 

    • 46 min
    Researching Ancestors in Australia with Ruth Graham

    Researching Ancestors in Australia with Ruth Graham

    Ruth Graham, chair of the Society of Australian Genealogists, talks about the history of Australia, how the states are organized (it's changed quite a bit over the years!) where to find records, what records are available, including burial registers, newspapers, national and local archives, Trove, electoral rolls, Australian cemeteries, the services provided by the Society and much, much more. Ruth has provided a resource guide which is available on Substack alongside an interview transcript. This is the first of two interviews with Ruth about Australia, the second one will be focussed on migration.

    • 39 min
    Preserving the Past with Melissa Kitchen

    Preserving the Past with Melissa Kitchen

    Melissa Kitchen shares family stories and gives us tips on how to find and record them. We discuss living in the USA, ancestors who came across on the Mayflower, New England and lots more. 
    There is a guest blog post to accompany this episode with some of the suggestions and resources on https://emmacox.co.uk/guest-blog-the-secret-spell-using-our-5-senses-to-bring-our-stories-to-life. Also please visit Journeys into Genealogy on Substack for additional content including an extra interview with Melissa. 

    • 53 min
    US Family history, Pryor Wives and more with Vanessa Wood

    US Family history, Pryor Wives and more with Vanessa Wood

    Writer and researcher Vanessa Wood talks about her own family history including migration from Sweden to Tennessee and Virginia USA and her book "Pryor Wives" about the women who married into several Pryor families who shared a common surname, but probably did not share blood or share a family tree.  These included pioneer women and their journeys across the US, a former slave and others. 

    • 49 min
    Researching New Zealand Family History with Sarah Hewitt

    Researching New Zealand Family History with Sarah Hewitt

    Sarah Hewitt is chair of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. We discuss what records are available in New Zealand, where they are located, what is available for free including birth, marriage and death records, wills and probate, school records, immigration, newspaper and other archives plus the benefits of joining the New Zealand Society of Genealogists including access to the Kiwi Collection. Sarah has put together a resource sheet which is available via this blog post: https://emmacox.co.uk/researching-your-ancestors-in-new-zealand.
     

    • 57 min

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