Genealogy podcast covering family history, research, tips, stories, interviews and more. With an initial focus on the UK and Ireland and moving beyond that in future.
The Surname Society with Kirsty Gray
Find out more about The Surname Society with Kirsty Gray.
If you've considered researching one or more of your family surnames and would like guidance and support then the Surname Society is a useful resource. It's open to everyone across the world with online meetings, forums/chat rooms and newsletters.
The Surname Society website is www.surname-society.org and is undergoing updates in Autumn 2023.
Researching in archives with Maxine Willett
Maxine Willett shares her expertise in working in archives plus stories and research tips on how to make the best use of your time. The discussion includes planning a visit, private and public archives, what to expect, how to find items, copying and copyright laws and much more. There is an accompanying blog post with tips and resources here: https://emmacox.co.uk/researching-in-archives-guidance-tips-and-resources
English trade, banking and merchants in the 17th to 19th centuries with Perry Gauci
Dr Perry Gauci shares his expertise on English merchants, trade and banking from the 1660s to 1850s. We discuss what information is available and where to find it including trade directories, the London Gazette, bankruptcy records, wills, insurance records, the role of the town councils, London, Great Yarmouth, herrings, Norwich, Newcastle, Bristol, English ports, river transport, shipping, banking archives, court records and much more.
There is an accompanying blog post with links to suggested resources here: https://emmacox.co.uk/trade-banking-and-merchants-in-17-19th-centuries.
German Handwriting, translation and migration
Do you have German ancestors? Claudia Strachan talks about some of the letters, memoirs and other documents she has translated and shares stories about migration from Germany to the USA, South America and Australia. Bringing to life 18th, 19th and early 20th century lives in Germany and describing what it would have been like to migrate to another country and how letters were exchanged. We discuss literacy and education, spelling, the migration process and more.
Researching ancestors in British India with Mike Trenchard
Mike Trenchard is an expert in researching ancestors in British India. We discuss the East India Company and how it helped shape India, where to find records online and in archives, whether to use a local researcher (or not!), the Families in British India Society (FIBIS), the British Library, the India Office, civil servants, ships, how India has changed and which countries it has been split into and much more.
Buried Secrets with Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson's new book, Buried Secrets: Looking for Frank and Ida, is a real-life mystery about her quest to discover the hidden past that her grandparents Frank and Ida took to their graves. When she finally unearthed their real identities, she learned that their tales were lies invented to conceal disturbing facts. Buried Secrets is both a suspenseful drama and a true story about love, sacrifice, and family relationships. Its target audience is readers of suspense, memoir, and social history.
Anne has also written a guest blog post with tips on researching early 20th century US family history. It is available from here: https://emmacox.co.uk/researching-early-20th-century-american-ancestors
Really enjoyable listen
Incredibly informative and is a wonderful podcast
Listening to my first episode the Kath Kirkland one and there is a constant clicking noise throughout the episode, making it very difficult to listen to