Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tuesday's Tip: Podcasts

Have you listened to a podcast lately? With so many devices that can be used to transmit a podcast (computer, tablet, iPod/MP3 player, mobile phone), you can listen while you commute to work, exercise, or even tidy up your office. It's a great way to stay current with the latest genealogy news, learn some research tips or interesting history facts, or enjoy an interview of a genealogy rock star!

Here's an overview of the most popular and current genealogy podcasts:

Extreme Genes Family History Radiohttp://extremegenes.com/category/podcast-archive/ - Scott Fischer; news, fascinating stories, and interviews

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy - http://lisalouisecooke.com/family-history-podcast/ - Lisa Louise Cooke explains how to do genealogy step-by-step. Hmmm...check out that guest on Episode 3!

Family Tree Magazine Podcasthttp://feeds.feedburner.com/FamilyTreeMagazinePodcast - hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke, who takes you behind the scenes to learn more about the topics covered in the magazine

Fieldstone Commonhttp://www.fieldstonecommon.com/ - Northeast U.S. history and genealogy hosted by Marian Pierre-Louis, well-known house historian

Genealogy Gems Podcasthttp://lisalouisecooke.com/podcasts/ - Lisa Louise Cooke - this “queen of genealogy podcasts” (she hosts four podcasts!) features news and lots of interviews (especially at conferences and seminars; as well as videos and rebroadcasts of old-time holiday radio shows. She also had a premium (subscription-based) podcast with additional content.

The Genealogy Guys - http://genealogyguys.com/ - George G. Morgan and Drew Smith; the longest continuous-running genealogy podcast features news, interviews, and answering listener e-mail (tech and research help).

The Genealogy Professionalhttp://www.thegenealogyprofessional.com/ - are you interested in becoming a professional genealogist? This podcast features pros who outline their experiences and give tips and advice.

The National Archiveshttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/rss/podcasts.xml - this is the British National Archives, not the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Lots of fabulous British history here.

If you simply can't get enough podcasts, check out the "10 Educational History Podcasts to Subscribe & Listen To" at MakeUseOf.. Don't forget to check your favorite genealogical or historical society or museum to see if they offer podcasts as well!

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