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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 27, 2021

Simon Guerrier is a Huguenot descendant and we talk about his ancestors and how he discovered them. Ranging from fan painters and clothiers to dock workers and cattle traders in Kent and London.

Dec 17, 2021

In just over a year I have recorded 30 episodes of the Journeys into Genealogy podcast. In this short review I reflect upon some of my favourite moments including Irish names, Pumpie the Elephant and looking into military history and Dunkirk and give you some insights into interviews planned for 2022.

Nov 24, 2021

Natalie Pithers runs the Curious Descendants Club where she helps people write interesting and entertaining stories and blogs about their family history.  We talk about her own family stories including talking about illegitimate ancestors, one name studies, adding historical context to stories and more. Plus tips for...

Nov 11, 2021

Antony Marr, a former deputy registrar, shares lots of tips and information about birth, marriage and death registrations in England and Wales including why sometimes there are two registrations for the same event and why you need to reregister children if you marry after they are born. Plus mentioning some of the...

Oct 31, 2021

Fiona Fitzsimons talks about why Irish family history research can be difficult and gives lots of sources which you can use for your own research.  Including Valuation Office records, the censuses that do exist, Petty Sessions, Chancery records,  newspaper records and much more. Plus tips on Irish names and the language...