24 March 2014

Get an "earful" of FREE genealogy news via Geneatopia!

As a bit of a “genealogy” news junkie, I’m always seeking new ways to learn about what is going on in our world. 

If you are like me though, there is just not enough time in any given day to skim all the news published about genealogy and family history!  Because of this, I do like those who compile lists of some of what’s been happening that I might want to take note of.

Of course, even those take time to read.  I recently discovered Geneatopia, by Patty Roy.  She has been doing a regular program since July 2013 where she summarizes the “news” for the preceding week (give or take) in an audio file (e.g. podcast). Each program includes multiple news items and I like that I can listen to these while making my lunch, driving my car, walking about, waiting at the doctors office, or even shopping.  

And, since she also provides transcriptions of each program, I don’t have to try and “remember” every detail of what I have heard.  I make myself a note to check the transcript for some detail that caught my ear and then when I’m back in my office, I can pursue that item.

So, if you like to hear the news (more than read about it) or you have opportunities where listening to something is easier than reading, you might consider checking out Geneatopia’s podcasts.

For those who like to “listen” to information, are there other genealogy-themed news podcasts which aggregate recent family history news items?

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