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    Genealogy podcasts anyone?

    I am a fan of podcasts and sometimes stumble across ones that I wouldn't have thought to look for.

    A few months ago I found one called Behind the Headlines of History which is produced by Ancestry and Newspapers.com It is basically anecdotes based on newspaper articles with some not too subtle advertising mixed in. Pleasant listening on a car journey though.

    More recently I discovered one called the Amateur Family History podcast. It is produced by an amateur genealogist (the clue is in the title) and so far he is working through the most commonly used sources and resources, explaining how and when to use them plus his personal comments on pitfalls and things to look out for. I'd describe it as 'entry level' information but I have found it interesting and have picked up a few tips. The one I listened to today (while I was gardening) was an interview with Pat Reynolds, the Executive Director of FreeBMD. Very interesting background into the set up and running of FreeBMD and the two sister sites.

    I have a couple of others waiting to be listened to; Generations Cafe from Amy Johnson Crow and The Photo Detective from Maureen Taylor.

    Has anyone else tried any of these? Or have any recommendations for other Family History related podcasts?
    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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    Funny you should mention I stumbled across the behind the headlines from a sponsored FB post, and though I must work out how to get a podcast going in the car, ready to listen when I go to my parents.
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    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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    Do you have a smartphone that you can plug into your car radio? I use an app called Podcasts and download them at home via my wifi then plug my phone in when I want to listen in the car.
    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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    yes have android and android auto, and always forget till I get in the car, I do listen to books when I remember to get one from library.

    I will sort it tomorrow.
    Carolyn
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    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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    Thanks, Paul. I'll add that one to my list
    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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    Yesterday I listened to an episode from The Photo Detective podcast series where she introduced the developer of an online site called MemoryWeb. Allowing for the fact that the podcast was clearly promoting the product, I thought it sounded quite exciting as a way of solving the perennial question 'how do I sort and organise my photos?'

    Has anyone else heard of it or used it? It was bordering on 'too good to be true' but I think it might be worth a try. I think it costs roughly the same amount as a basic Ancestry subscription but there is a 2 week free trial available.
    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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    ( I like Peter Crouch's podcast .... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06...odes/downloads
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    Didn't know he was into geneology

    Main research interests.. CAESAR (Surrey and London), GOODALL (London), SKITTERALL, WOODWARD (Middlesex and London), BARBER (Canterbury, Kent) and CHEESEMAN (Kent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline View Post
    ( I like Peter Crouch's podcast .... https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06...odes/downloads
    We love them too Caroline LOL.
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