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Research Notes 2020-8-24

Research Notes

This week’s Research Notes is focused on a research resource many of us are not aware of . . . the podcast. A podcast is similar to a radio talk show except that you can listen to it whenever it is convenient for you.

How do you connect to a podcast? You can access them on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Some other options are “smart speakers” like Amazon’s Echo. On your mobile device you will need to download an app to connect to podcasts. You may already be familiar with some of these apps – Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn and iHeart Radio.

** Note that some apps/devices have in-app purchases iHeart – radio, music, podcasts Stitcher for Podcasts Spotify

Lisa Louise Cooke ( takes advantage of podcasts by providing quick and easy-to-use research techniques, best practices and best resources. When you visit her website you will also find links to earlier episodes that you can listen to at your leisure.

The Genealogy Guys (George G. Morgan and Drew Smith) have been podcasting for 15 years. Each episode includes the latest genealogy news, book reviews, interviews and all kinds of other topics.

Other podcasts include:


Research Resources @ Genealogy Toolbox

The Research Resources post on the Genealogy Toolbox website is a directory of resources that can help your research efforts.

Visit the Research Resources post to see what’s available.


Final Notes

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