Recently I heard from Alan with this question: “I am still trying to get a grip on podcasts. Can you fill me in so I can understand the process? My 86-year old brain is slow to catch on.”
I’m so glad he asked! It reminds me that not everyone knows how to listen to my free “online radio show,” the Genealogy Genealogy Gems Podcast. And some of you may not even have heard of it!
The Genealogy Gems Podcast is an award-winning monthly online show that helps you make the most of your family history research time. In each lively episode, I bring you the best websites, easy-to-use research techniques, inspiring stories and innovative ways to use top technologies for genealogy. A variety of experts, celebrities and entertainers make guest appearances on the show, including Lisa Kudrow of Who Do You Think You Are?, Mary Tedesco of Genealogy Roadshow, Tukufu Zuberi of The History Detectives, Kathy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters, Dick Eastman, CeCe Moore and many others.
How to Listen to the Genealogy Gems Podcast
First, take a few minutes to watch the welcome video on the home page of my website. This video explains the website and where to find podcasts on the website. You can always find the most recent free podcast episode on the home page of our website at www.genealogygems.com:
Next, to find all the free episodes, hover your mouse over PODCAST in the menu and click Genealogy Gems Podcast.
That will take you to the page listing all the past episodes. Here you can click the episode you want. You can also click Frequently Asked Questions and you will find instructions for using iTunes and getting the podcast on smartphones and tablets.
Clicking the episode number (above) takes you to the web page for that episode (image below). This is the “show notes” page and includes all of the information and websites we talk about in that episode for your convenience.
Here you can click the play button on the episode player to listen to that episode. In our weekly newsletter we include links to the newest episodes so that you can quickly get to this page and listen.
Click here to go to a list of all past episodes of the free Genealogy Gems podcast. Give it a try! It’s free, it’s fun and it’s all about inspiring YOUR family history research.