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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’s 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


Nov 17, 2023

Genealogy Fun whilst developing new genealogists is a new book by Sindi Terrien. We talk about lots of games and ways to encourage interest amongst young (and older) people in your family history. There's also a chance to win a copy of her book. An accompanying blog post genealogy fun gives some examples and ways to...

Nov 1, 2023

Barbara Tien is the founder of ProjectKin (, a new global community of people helping to share family history stories using modern technology. Barbara explains how she came to set it up, how it works, who it is for and how it can help family historians, plus lots of stories...

Oct 10, 2023

Lesley Trotter talks about Cornwall, the 'married widows', the Cornish diaspora and where they ended up including the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America and other places. Discussing why people travelled and the industries concerned, including mining.

With tips on how to find Cornish people in different countries and...

Sep 26, 2023

Find out more about the Family History Federation and the new website for information, support and guidance on researching your family history. Ian Waller is the education officer and he explains the aims of the Federation and what it offers for people looking for their...

Sep 13, 2023

Find out more about The Surname Society with Kirsty Gray.

If you've considered researching one or more of your family surnames and would like guidance and support then the Surname Society is a useful resource. It's open to everyone across the world with online meetings, forums/chat rooms and newsletters. 

The Surname...