Podcasts are the new blogs. Or at least that’s what I’ve heard.
Podcasts are more than just reading something out loud for people. They are a way to connect with others who share your interests and get to know them in a personal way. Hearing another human tell us things is how our ancestors learned and navigated the world.
Archivists, historians, volunteers in local genealogical societies are often hidden away from us. Sure, they have their information on websites but we don’t get the opportunity to know about them and their organizations.
The Your Pennsylvania Ancestors podcast is a way for anyone to hear first hand from the caretakers of their ancestors’ records. The people I interview love helping family historians use their collections and make new discoveries. I hope you hear that in every episode.
Pennsylvania is full of record collections just waiting for you. We were an early center of immigration for the freedom of religion and fertile land we offered. Many people have at least one ancestor they can trace to Pennsylvania.
The big leaps I’ve made in my research have all come from work done in archives and societies. And who knows? Maybe when you contact that local archive, you’ll end up meeting a fourth cousin and unlock something even more special.
Details on how to subscribe to the podcast are here.