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6 of the Best Genealogy Podcasts to Listen to Now


Before nightly news and Netflix documentaries, we tuned in to the radio for need-to-know information. 

These days, however, podcasts are reviving the art of informative audio. Edison Research reported in 2016 that 21 percent of Americans age 12 and older had listened to at least one podcast in the past month. That’s at least 57 million podcasts on innumerable topics—including genealogy. To acquaint you with this source for family history tips and resources, we’ve listed seven of our favorite, free genealogy podcasts.

It’s easy to stream or download a podcast by visiting the website listed for each one, or by using iTunes or an app such as Stitcher Radio or Spotify. Listening can turn your commute or house-cleaning into an educational opportunity. Be careful though—you might get hooked: