16 October 2015

Genealogy Social Networking Day 16 - Podcasts



Podcasts are like a radio show that happens intermittently. They usually consist of experts in their given field talking about various subjects. They may talk about the latest news or products, or give information about resources and techniques for doing research.

Some podcasts provide opportunities for callers to ask questions, allowing the audience to participate. It's pretty cool that you can call and ask your questions to an expert and get advice right away. Most also keep an archive of past casts, so you can go back and listen to them anytime.

There are several genealogy blogs and sites that have podcasts, and they usually post a schedule and even a topic. Here is a short list of places to go for genealogy podcasts.
Family Tree Magazine
The Genealogy Guys
Genealogy Gems
Blog Talk Radio (lots of different topics, including genealogy)
BBC Tracing Your Roots

I'm sure there are more out there, this is just a selection. There are also podcasts out there for history, if you want to learn more about some of the general history your ancestors lived through.

Now go listen to a podcast.