Genealogy Explorer focuses on listener submitted family stories, history, and mysteries! We dive into the research behind it all and bring on guests to talk about their unique experiences with genealogy and family history research.
Starting Your Family Tree on Ancestry
The first solo episode comes in as a step-by-step guide for genealogy beginners who are looking to start their own family tree. Tune in as host, Megan, goes through her process for starting your research using Ancestry!
Gravestone Restorations and Genealogy Research: A Deep Dive with LadyTaphos
*Content warning: brief mention of suicide* Listen in as we dive into the world of gravestones and genealogy with Alicia Williams, better known online as LadyTaphos! Based in Virginia, Alicia pulls in millions of views with her videos on gravestone restorations and the stories of those buried in the graves. We learn the dos and don'ts of restoring a grave marker, her entire process, how to get started, and, of course, lots of genealogy discussion!
Discovering the Westmoreland Family's Role in African American History: A Conversation with Bri Westmoreland
*Content warning: slavery, Civil War*
Today, we sit down with Bri Westmoreland to discuss her family's newly discovered roots in African American history, the legacy of a 200+ year old family name, and their surprising ties to a Virginian slave-owner. Tune in as we also dive into the traditions and personal stories of the present-day Westmoreland clan based in Texas!
Alone at the Orphanage Steps: The Search for Wen Huber's Biological Family
In this episode, Wen Huber opens up about his past involving his adoption and his current journey to find his biological family. Only 12 months old and left alone at the steps of an orphanage in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China with severe burns and no documents, Wen is now looking for the ones who left him there to reconnect with his roots and reunite with that family. Listen in as we dive into the process, talk about his history and adopted family, and figure out what's next! You can find Wen Huber on all social media platforms at @wenhuber.
Genealogy Explorer Teaser
The teaser for Genealogy Explorer, a podcast about the family history and genealogy research of our listeners
Let me start by saying Megan is a joy to listen to, and makes diving into genealogy more fascinating than ever. She’s amazing at what she does, she asks all the right questions and is so engaging with her guests. I’ve been interested in genealogy since 3rd grade punnet squares prompted me to ask about my family history. Now I’ve got the Genealogy Explorer podcast to get my fix!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I’m addicted to this podcast! The work that goes into finding connections is mind blowing. After I listened to this I DOVE Into my family history! As for the production side, the host is fantastic! She brings up fascinating points and gives an experts insight on the validity of connections! The episode I listened to (ep.1) was So HIGH STAKES! I can’t wait to hear what’s next!
I love it.
It’s really easy to get sucked into. That’s what I love about history...always wanting to know more. Keep it up Megan. Can’t wait for the next one ❤️