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Journeys into Genealogy podcast

Welcome to the Journeys into Genealogy podcast.

I'm Emma Cox and I've setup this podcast to help anyone interested in finding more about their ancestors.

Topics and Interviews include:

  • Tips for getting started with researching your family history
  • Recording stories
  • Researching in archives
  • The benefits of joining a local family history society
  • The Huguenot Society
  • The Huguenots of Spitalfields charity
  • Reading old handwriting and interpreting wills
  • DNA testing and what you need to be aware of
  • One Name Studies
  • Writing your family‚Äôs story
  • Online resources including Ancestry and the British Newspaper Archive
  • The Mayflower Voyages of the 1620s
  • Inherited emotions
  • Dealing with inherited family trauma

If there is a particular topic you would like to hear more about or a person you would like me to interview please email

I am looking forward to our journeys together.

Bye for now


Oct 26, 2022

Do you believe you have aristocratic or royal ancestors? Expert genealogist, author and presenter, Anthony Adolph gives his do's and quite a few don'ts when researching and creating a family tree leading back to the gentry or royalty. Discussing gateway ancestors, wills, heralds visitations, pedigrees, historical...

Oct 10, 2022

"If only you knew" said her father to Lezlee. This mystery lasted for decades until Lezlee had her DNA tested and discovered that things she had believed were not true. Lezlee Liljenberg from Texas, USA is on a journey to discover more about her true parentage and she shares some of the ups and downs along the way and...

Sep 28, 2022

Karen Sawyer is a descendant of early 19th century Scottish photographer William Hunter. Here she talks about collecting and restoring his postcards,  arranging exhibitions of his work in Newton Stewart, meeting distant cousins and what she has inherited from him. 

Sep 8, 2022

Chelsey Brown is becoming known as "The Heirloom Hunter". Based in New York, USA, she finds and returns objects to the descendants of their original owners. From a letter or family bible to jewellry and artworks and more. 

Aug 26, 2022

When researching your family history you are likely to want to find out more about where your ancestors lived. Expert house historian Melanie Backe-Hansen shares her experiences and gives tips for getting started, where to look including local sources (which vary from county to county), church and manorial...