Genealogy Podcasts

Listening to genealogy programs is a very popular activity. Whether you have an iPod that you download programs onto, or simply listen on your computer, a variety free podcasts are available.

Audio Channel at Genealogy Today

On an ongoing basis, Genealogy Today posts recorded versions of articles, press releases and also develops audio-only features. Click here to access our audio channel.

Podcast Schedule

There are a growing number of genealogy radio shows that offer an Internet-based method for listening to them.


The Genealogy Guys Podcast - George G. Morgan and Drew Smith discuss genealogy! (format: podcast)

Family History: Genealogy Made Easy - Lisa Louise Cooke interviews known genealogy experts and offers step-by-step instruction. (format: podcast)

Relatively Speaking @ 4:00pm CT - Jackie McKay and Mary Slawson share tips on how to find members of your family. (format: podcast)

Relatively Speaking @ 4:00pm CT - Irene Johnson offers advice and interviews of experts both locally and from across the country! (format: radio) *Show CANCELLED March 30, 2006


Irish Roots Cafe - Michael C. O'Laughlin hosts the World's first podcast on Irish genealogy and family heritage. (format: podcast)


DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour - Pat Richley (a.k.a. Myrt) interviews guests, offers tips and advice and highlights new books and products. (format: podcast)


None available.


Family Roots Radio @ 4:00pm ET - Kory L. Meyerink will answer general questions from listeners, spotlight important family history news and provide research tips from professionals. The show will include guests. (format: Internet radio)


The Seeker Magazine Radio Hour @ 11:00am ET - Linda Hammer helps you find your missing friends and relatives live on the air! (format: radio)


None available.


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - Dick Eastman offers "radio broadcast" interviews of many of the world's leading genealogy experts. (format: podcast)

Genealogy Gems - Lisa Cooke provides inspiration and techniques to help family researchers get the most out of the research time. (format: podcast)

Genealogy ON DEMAND - Shamele Jordon offers quick weekly tips to motivate you and your ancestral search. (format: podcast)

Family Link Learning Center - Karen Clifford and her team of experts offer genealogy training courses for a small fee. (format: online audio)

Under the Tree - Meredith C. Williams features genealogy research from an African-American perspective. (format: podcast)

Anna-Karins Genealogical Podcast - Anna-Karin S about swedish and swedish-American genealogy. (format: podcast)

The Teapot Genies - follow the detective work of Kaye Vernon, Billie Jacobsen and Wendy Dzubiel -- three women with a passion for genealogy! (format: online video)

Port of Entry - Stories of immigrants and immigration, research and records, archives and the Internet. (format: podcast)

History According to Bob - Bob Packett tells fascinating stories of historical people, places, and customs. (format: podcast)

Pritzker Military Library Podcasts - recordings of recent events at the Library. (format: podcast)

Talking History - Bryan Le Beau and a team of interviewers separate fact from fiction and myth from reality through interviews with nationally recognized historians and writers. (format: podcast)

Nuestra Familia Unida - a group of people interested in preserving Hispanic audio history. (format: podcast)

Cuban-American Family Tales - Gene Fernandez shares a series of short stories centered around a tribute to his father, also known as "Papi" (format: podcast)

Recorded Events

The Family Link Expo 2 - five individual presentations prepared by Relative Genetics, and Karen Clifford, each available for a fee. (format: online audio)

OPAL History and Genealogy Programs - a collaborative effort by libraries of all types. (format: podcast)'s Healthbeat Podcast - "Genes & Genealogy" which aired January 31, 2006 (format: podcast)

Submitting Your Show

If you have a podcast or regular show that you would like included in our guide, please send information about it to our audio desk.

About Podcasting

Podcasts differ from traditional internet audio in two important ways. In the past, listeners have had to either tune in to web radio on a schedule, or they have had to actively download individual files from webpages.

Podcasts are more flexible and much easier to get. They can be listened to at any time because a copy is on the listener's computer or portable music player, and they are automatically delivered to subscribers, so no active downloading is required. More information...

Podcast Software

These tools save you the time and effort of having to return to each podcast web site and check for new episodes.

Subscribing to Podcasts

This is the general method that most of the software tools follow.

  • Right click on an XML/RSS button and click copy shortcut.
  • Select Add a Feed (or subscribe) and paste the URL from your clipboard.
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