Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Genealogy and history podcasts

One of the things I love about my iPhone is that I can download podcasts to listen to whenever I'm in the mood. I've discovered some really good ones on genealogy and other aspects of social history or culture by the BBC. These are free downloads from iTunes and you can listen to them on your computer or download them to an mp3 player:

  • Digging up Your Roots covers Scottish genealogy
  • Tracing your Roots is a more general podcast covering English ancestry and stories related to English roots
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects is exactly what the title says it is! The items such as a Victorian tea set, or a suffragette-defaced penny tell us a lot about our social history and the world that some of our ancestors experienced.
  • BBC History Magazine is an enormously interesting look at a wide range of topics in history: the Black Death, the Victorian census, Viking warfare, Edwardian terrorism and Mussolini's love life - something for everyone.
Have you found any other great podcasts for family historians?

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