Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Latest British GENES podcast now available

The third and long overdue British GENES podcast is now available online and for download. Apologies for the delay in bringing this to you, it's all explained on the podcast!

In this edition I have the following interview goodies in addition to the latest news from the British and Irish genealogy worlds, all recorded at the recent Who Do You Think You Are Live event at the Birmingham NEC:
  • An interview with Mark Bayley of The Genealogist ( discussing the latest update to the English and Welsh tithes applotment records and maps, as well as a new First World War collection
  • A chat with Ann Robinson of the North of Ireland Family History Society (, discussing both the society and its latest publication on County Tyrone records
  • Tahitia McCabe from the University of Strathclyde explaining the new Summer Institute of genealogy to be held in Glasgow in June (

Plus reflections on the recent Who Do You Think You Are Live event in Birmingham and my first talks to a family history society in England, news on the forthcoming release of Irish Roman Catholic parish registers, the new online Irish platform for BMD indexes, two handy websites for medieval English and Welsh research, an update on the NRS catalogue, and much more!

(UPDATE: Apologies for a minor error in the recording - in announcing the dates for next year's WDYTYA Live show, I've stated it's April 6th-8th - it's actually 7th-9th. It's been one of those months...!)

The podcast is directly accessible on Soundcloud at and can also be freely downloaded from iTunes - simply search for British GENES and it should be found in the podcasts category, or you can subscribe directly with the following RSS feed - The recording is also directly available below:

Finally, I am still learning the ropes here, and so rest assured that this podcast is now much easier to download with a considerably smaller file size than the first two - it is now in MP3 format! You live and learn.... :)


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