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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 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...

Oct 13, 2021

Clive Bonny discusses some of his ancestors in Scotland and Blackpool where they owned land and hostelries. We also talk about local resources which can be invaluable for family historians. Check out Clive's guest blog post at