Meet the newest genealogy podcast: On-Site Research New England. It’s hosted by house historian, professional genealogist and social media veteran Marian Pierre-Louis, and it promises to be a reliable resource for those who could use a little help tracing their northeastern relatives.
Marian aims her tips at anyone doing New England research–genealogists, curators, historians, collectors, authors and many others. Each podcast will give an on-site intro to a New England library, archive or society, with research tips and how-tos given by their own staff. Her motto is to “know before you go,” so jump on her site before heading to any New England repository.
It’s no surprise that the first episode highlights a department of a premiere research destination, The New England Historic Genealogical Society. In this episode you’ll learn from longtime expert Rhonda McClure about NEHGS’ New England and Canadian microfilm and microfiche holdings. The second episode promises to be just as meaty: a review of genealogical and historical resources at the Boston Public Library.
On-Site Research New England plans on broadcasting bi-weekly episodes; you can also download episodes through iTunes. Here’s one more tip: if you love New England history, you should also check out Marian’s Internet radio show, Fieldstone Common, which broadcasts every Thursday. She’s always got a fun topic for her listeners there!