Every night before bed, I listen to various podcasts, including genealogy podcasts. Though I retain information better if I read it, I’ve gotten comfortable with listening “better” by listening to podcasts. I keep a notebook nearby so I can write down anything I want to remember later. Right now there are some genealogy podcasts I can’t do without.
On My iPod
The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Jane Wilcox often covers topics of local research interest to me, like New York genealogy, which figures heavily into my ex-husband’s ancestry. She does cover more generalized topics as well and her guests are always quite knowledgeable.
The Genealogy Professional Podcast: While I’m not a professional genealogist (though I’d dearly love to be, I lack the time and money), I find their stories quite inspiring. I also love Marian Pierre-Louis’s voice. She conveys so much warmth and friendliness.
Family Tree Magazine Podcast: I love Family Tree Magazine and really need to re-subscribe. This podcast is a nice round-up of topics from each of their issues. It gives the editors and writers a chance to expand a bit on their articles.
Genealogy Gold Podcast: This podcast is very short (less than 10 minutes) and offers snippets of history and tips about researching in a particular area or for a specific type of record.
Other Genealogy Podcasts
I’d love to find one to three more podcasts to add to my iTunes. I’ve tried a couple of others that just didn’t feel right for me. For example, I really wanted to like Extreme Genes, but it was just too commercial for me.
There are also many discontinued/inactive or only sporadically-updated podcasts out there, which is very unfortunate. Podcasting is a great way to share information and I love finding new ones.