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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


Apr 8, 2021

Graham Bandy shares lots of tips and insights into how to research your ancestors' military history including how to use military uniforms to identify regiments, medals and more.  Major-General Philip de Fonblanque was one of my own ancestors and Graham found out lots of interesting facts about him including how he was...

Mar 30, 2021

Will Newton takes us behind the scenes of the Museum of Childhood (part of the Victoria and Albert Museum) and shares plans for the future of the museum and its collection. Family toys connect us with previous generations plus we catch up with Pumpie the elephant and discuss conservation and donations and what to do to...

Mar 10, 2021

Did you know what you experience may not be 'yours'? It might be something carried down from a previous generation. Kimberly June explains how inherited (or ancestral) trauma works and how you can clear or stop this going onto future generations. 

Feb 22, 2021

Helen Tovey explains why rabbit holes can be useful when researching your family tree, how Family Tree Magazine got started, how it has changed over the decades and who it is aimed at. We talk about why she setup the Family Tree Study Club and much more. Plus the chance to buy the March 2021 digital edition of Family...

Feb 10, 2021

Stories are powerful, they connect the past with the present and bring our family to life. Storyteller Sas Huntwood explains why we need to record stories and gives us tips on how to get started.