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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


Jan 26, 2023

Gill helps guide us through researching ancestors in Wales with topics including Welsh names, patronymic names, Welsh places, chapel and church records, non-conformity, the effects of the industrial revolution, boatbuilding, steel, coal and copper mining, Welsh geography, parishes old and new, crime and punishment,...

Jan 6, 2023

Julie Goucher's Italian ancestors come from Sicily. In this episode we discuss migration, where to find records, her Orlando one name study, suggested resources and much more.  

There is an accompanying blog post with a downloadable guide full of tips and resources on

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...