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The Family Histories Podcast is a show all about celebrating our family historians and the stories they uncover. Join author and self-confessed family history addict Andrew Martin as he interviews a fellow addict about their passion for genealogy. Each episode our guest talks about how they got hooked, they then pick their most interesting relative and tell their life story, it's then over to you to try to help them break down their research 'brick wall', before Andrew makes them an offer that no family history fan could turn down....

The Family Histories Podcast is a show all about celebrating our family historians and the stories they uncover. Join author and self-confessed family history addict Andrew Martin as he interviews a fellow addict about their passion for genealogy. Each episode our guest talks about how they got hooked, they then pick their most interesting relative and tell their life story, it's then over to you to try to help them break down their research 'brick wall', before Andrew makes them an offer that no family history fan could turn down....

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United Kingdom

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The Family Histories Podcast is a show all about celebrating our family historians and the stories they uncover. Join author and self-confessed family history addict Andrew Martin as he interviews a fellow addict about their passion for genealogy. Each episode our guest talks about how they got hooked, they then pick their most interesting relative and tell their life story, it's then over to you to try to help them break down their research 'brick wall', before Andrew makes them an offer that no family history fan could turn down....

Language:

English


Episodes

S01EP07 - 'The Activist' with Pam Smith

7/12/2021
In the seventh and final episode of this series (sorry folks!), host Andrew Martin meets Pam Smith, a family historian who went from hobbyist, to professional genealogist, and then to local historian. We'll find out how she made those moves, how she ended up co-founding the research site NameAndPlace.com, and her dual loves of North Yorkshire and heraldry. Relatively Speaking: Pam's choice of life story is that of her Great Great Uncle, Albert 'Ginger' Goodwin. Ginger left the collieries...

Duration:00:50:58

S01EP06 - 'The Witness' with David Ryan

7/5/2021
Host Andrew Martin is joined by David Ryan, an Irish family historian who discovered his passion for genealogy after studying for his MA in Medieval History. He'll be telling us how he made this transition, the challenges of researching family history in Ireland, and what it's like to work for Ancestry as one of their team of professional genealogists. Relatively Speaking: David has chosen to tell the life story of his Great Great Grandfather John Hyland. He'll explain the hardship that...

Duration:00:41:32

S01EP05 - 'The Quack' with Valmay Young

6/28/2021
In this episode, host Andrew Martin meets genealogist Valmay Young to find out how she got into researching her far-flung family tree. We'll also hear about what it's like to work for a county archives, and her work with the Families In British India Society (FIBIS). Relatively Speaking Valmay chooses her 3x Gt Grandfather, Richard Sheridan Wardley. As you'll hear, he sounds like a complicated man, with regular vanishing acts, trips to the USA, his attempt to publish someone else's work,...

Duration:00:39:27

S01EP04 - 'The Entrepreneur' with Lisa Louise Cooke

6/21/2021
In this episode, host Andrew is joined by family historian, author, lecturer, and podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems). She talks about how she got hooked on researching her own family history as a child. Relatively Speaking Lisa chooses her husband's entrepreneurial grandfather Harry Cooke as her life story. We follow him from his beginnings in mid-19th century rural Huntingdonshire, to Kent in England, before a double family tragedy sends the family off for a brand new life in...

Duration:00:45:53

S01EP03 - 'The Butcher' with George Hall

6/14/2021
In this episode, host Andrew meets George Hall - a fairly recent convert to researching family history, who will talk about how he got into researching as a Generation Z genealogist. He'll explain what it's like to be a younger researcher, the tools he uses, and the work of The Hidden Branch, and his One-Place study. Note: There is a background sound throughout this episode that was not detected whilst recording. Unfortunately despite our best efforts, we've not been able to remove it, and...

Duration:00:45:16

S01EP02 - 'The Laundress' with Jane Hough

6/7/2021
In this episode, host Andrew Martin talks to UK genealogist Jane Hough about how she got hooked on researching her family tree in the 1980s, and her impressive DNA deciphering tactics that is getting her closer to solving an illegitimacy mystery. Relatively Speaking Jane chooses her 5x Great Grandmother, Mary Stone, as the life story to share with us - detailing her life in Stourton, Gloucestershire as a laundry worker, through to an error of judgement that saw her being transported to...

Duration:00:48:28

S01EP01 - 'The Tyrant' with Daniel Smith-Ramos

6/1/2021
In this first episode, host Andrew Martin talks to his guest Daniel Smith-Ramos - a genealogist with Spanish, English, and Italian-American ancestry. Daniel will explain how he got hooked on researching his family history, the challenges of researching in Spain and the Spanish language, and we'll find out about how his new venture Revista Descendientes hopes to help make it easier. Relatively Speaking Daniel chooses to share the life story of his tyrannical 5x Great Grandfather Alonso...

Duration:00:49:12

Series Trailer

3/29/2021
Series One of The Family Histories Podcast is coming! If you make sense of the census, go potty for parish registers, or gaga over gravestones, then this is the show for you. Our host Andrew Martin will be meeting the quiet army of family historians who are tirelessly breathing life back into our collective family and social history. Each episode we'll meet a genealogy addict, find out how they got hooked, hear about one of their most fascinating relative's good, bad, or ugly life stories,...

Duration:00:00:55