There are some great resources out there for family history and genealogy including a few inspiring TV shows, but podcasts are often ignored. Podcasts are a fantastic way of improving your research skills or knowledge. They’re easy to listen to while doing other things or even on the go around town.
Here are some of the best podcasts available for genealogists, family historians and local historians.
- The National Archives Podcasts
A great series featuring lectures, how to…, stories and much more. Also available in iTunes.
- Ask AGRA
A monthly podcast with 6 episodes planned so far. They’re aimed at answering the public’s questions about family history.
- Tracing Your Roots Podcasts by the BBC
Family history stories and advice.
- Family History Show Vodcasts
Not exactly podcasts, but very interesting.
- The Genealogy Guys Podcasts
A good resource for podcasts, currently there are over 200 available with a mainly U.S. focus.
- Genealogy Gems Podcasts
Again, there are many to chose from.
- Family Tree Magazine Podcasts
From the American magazine.
- Blog Talk Radio Genealogy Podcasts
Literally 100s of talks, lectures and advice from many sources.
- Canada Archives Podcasts
Not many at the moment but worth a look.
- African Roots Podcasts
- Irish Roots Cafe Genealogy and History Podcasts (iTunes).
I hope these resources will be of use! I may have missed one or two, so if you know of any others, please let us know.