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Matthew Hill presents
Family Tree Podcast
The FT team are here to bring you family history interviews, news, stories, discoveries, research tips and so much more. Get started on your family tree, discover your story, take your timeline back further, and join the genealogy community. The Family Tree podcast is brought to you by the team behind the hugely popular British magazine Family Tree and the www.family-tree.co.uk website.
July 22, 2021
22. New plans at the SOG & new DNA Bootcamp
We speak to DNA Detective and DNA Bootcamp tutor Michelle Leonard about the upcoming September DNA Bootcamp, and chat to members of the Society of Genealogists management team about their exciting plans for the future.
July 2, 2021
21. A remarkable true family story
Behind-the-scenes book interview. Learn about the research behind a remarkable true family story that spans Europe as we speak to family historian and author Dr Robin Harrod.
May 6, 2021
House History Show Preview
Tune in to the Family Tree podcast for our House History Special. Helen Tovey catches up with some of the @HouseHistoryHr team for a sneak peek of the house history stories, discoveries and research strategies that we can look forward to learning more about at the upcoming House History Show with a team of the UK’s leading house historians. In conversation with house historians Dr Nick Barratt, Gill Blanchard, Melanie Backe-Hansen, Cathy Soughton and Ellen Leslie about house history connections to … smugglers, a monarch, a world-class novelist, a medieval hall and Huguenot financiers. Plus, Helen chats to Nigel Walley of Chimni.com, sponsors of the House History Show, about his digital house history & home maintenance log. Discover how you can use Chimni to create a digital timeline showcasing the records, photos and stories of your home’s history, or that of your ancestors with this innovative – and FREE – tool. The House History Show is sponsored by Chimni will take place online from Saturday 15 May 2021, tickets £10-£45 To find out more please visit:
March 18, 2021
DNA chat – reflections & discoveries with Karen Evans, Pauline & Bev.
February 24, 2021
18. Thoughts on research in Ireland with David Ryan
Professional genealogist David Ryan shares tips on researching the lives and stories of Irish ancestors, and how to record our families’ oral histories.
January 22, 2021
17. DNA tips with Michelle Leonard & author interview with Andrew Tatham
This episode of the Family Tree podcast, we’re going to catch up with DNA Detective Michelle Leonard, and speak to author Andrew Tatham, about his new book “I Shall Not Be Away Long”.
November 6, 2020
16. What to do with a DNA dilemma. Plus how to trace a life story…
When DNA is pointing at unexpected news, how best should we deal with this? We catch up with Family Tree’s DNA advisor Karen Evans to find out about just such a recent case study she’s been working on. Plus learn how to trace your ancestor’s life from cradle to grave with tips from Jackie Depelle.
October 9, 2020
15. Discussing long lost documents & 20 years of local BMD
We chat to Dr Diane Brook about her research into documents lost and found and we catch up with family history pioneer Ian Hartas about his brainchild – UKBMD – which this autumn is celebrating 20 years since the first project launched.
September 24, 2020
14. Thoughts on fun family history projects this autumn & more
We chat to family history novelist Janet Few about her latest book – on witches, prejudice and the delights of researching the 17th century. Plus we get the latest on RootsTech 2021 with Keith Penfold from FamilySearch
September 9, 2020
SPECIAL: Exciting family history webinars
Helen and Matt from the Family Tree team preview the Family Tree Academy Conference and focus on three exciting webinars taking place between 14 and 17 September 2020.
August 14, 2020
12. Postal workers of the past and discover Name & Place
We chat to Dr Kathleen McIlvenna about her research into 19th-century Post Office staff, and talk to Paul Carter to find out more about the Name & Place, designed for one-place studies, one-name studies and local history research projects.
June 30, 2020
11. Discover how to unlock the secrets a house history
House history enthusiast and professional researcher Adele Emm shares tips on how to trace the history of your home and the lives of the people who once lived there. Plus we speak to Julia Pascal about her two year project to investigate the Sephardi Jewish community and their return in England in the time of Olive Cromwell, and the launch of the One Lost Stone project on 5 July.
June 10, 2020
10. First steps in researching the history of your road
Inspired by our #StoryOfOurStreet challenge, we chat to Rachel Bellerby about her first steps into researching her road. Plus – if you like a new angle on history, don’t miss Dr Vivien Newman speak about her new book Children at War 1914-1918.
May 28, 2020
9. Discover how to join in with #StoryOfOurStreet challenge
Learn about the history on your very own doorstep with you join in with the #StoryOfOurStreet challenge. Plus military historian Simon Fowler shares useful tips for tracing your WW2 family heroes and heroines. And author Louise Fein speaks about her debut novel set in Nazi Germany, People Like Us.
May 20, 2020
8. Research hints & hacks to help solve names and dates
Confused about something you’ve found in the records. Tune in for Family Tree Academy tutor David Annal’s useful hints. Plus reflect on the value of family history to museum collections with Senior Curator at the Royal Museums Greenwich, Claire Warrior.
May 6, 2020
7. Remembering and celebrating our Second World War ancestors | VE Day 75
We chat to John Dickson, born in London in 1936, about his childhood memories of the war, and we listen to Churchill’s rousing 'Victory in Europe' speech as voiced by actor and Churchill fan Derek Herbert.
May 1, 2020
6. Learn about free UK records at Ancestry & The National Archives
Free records for your VE Day research. Helen chats to Simon Pearce, Pro Genealogist and military researcher at Ancestry for advice on how to research our Second World War heroes, and discusses new book ‘A Soldier’s Story’ with author Mike Wood.
April 20, 2020
5. Voyages from the past, Humbugs and Doodlebugs, and Family Tree (virtually) Live
Dr Simon Wills describes the voyages across the seas our ancestors would have taken. Helen speaks to Stephen J King about his new book Humbugs and Doodlebugs, and we get the latest news (including details of Family Tree virtually Live) from Rachel.
April 10, 2020
4. More at-home inspiration, genealogy in Italy, latest news
Paul Chiddicks provides more at-home inspiration to help you keep researching, organising and discovering. We speak to Vincenzo Alfano and find out more about genealogy in Italy, and Rachel and Helen discuss the latest family history news.
April 6, 2020
3. DNA during the lockdown, latest news & the psychology of searching
DNA expert Karen Evans chats to Helen about DNA during the lockdown, Rachel gives us an update on some very welcome good news stories, and Dr Penny Walters discusses, the psychology of searching, the subject of her latest book.