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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


Dec 30, 2022

Journeys into Genealogy is now two years old and 50 episodes have been broadcast. 

This short episode contains a roundup of 2022, some of my favourite moments, feedback from interviewees, lessons learned, statistics and what's in store for 2023.


Nov 29, 2022

Do you have ancestors who worked in the theatre, as a musician or similar? Mish Holman shares her stories of researching her ancestors, actors Abraham and Sarah Adcock. Talking about national and regional theatre, playbill archives, special collections and much more.

I have created a blog post with lots of tips for...

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.