Welcome to the Journeys into Genealogy podcast. 

Conversations with genealogy experts, historians, museum curators and people with interesting stories. Sharing research tips, how to look after heirlooms, help with writing family stories and much more. Each episode is around 30-50 minutes (some are slightly longer). Generally two (and sometimes three) episodes are published each month.

The full list of episodes is shown below the player.

The podcast can be accessed via the player to the right or via all good podcast hosts. See links below or at the bottom of the page.

RSS Feed is https://emmacox.libsyn.com/rss

If you are interested in being a guest and sharing your expertise or stories please contact me.


  • Dead Fred with Joe Bott (Dec 2023)
  • Genealogy fun with Sindi Terrien (Nov 2023)
  • ProjectKin with Barbara Tien (Nov 2023)
  • Researching Cornish family history and the Cornish disapora with Lesley Trotter (Oct 2023)
  • The Family History Federation with Ian Waller (Sep 2023)
  • The Surname Society with Kirsty Gray (Sep 2023)
  • Researching in archives with Maxine Willett (Aug 2023)
  • English trade, merchants and bankers with Perry Gauci (Aug 2023)
  • German handwriting and migration with Claudia Strachan (July 2023)
  • Researching ancestors in British India with Mike Trenchard (July 2023)
  • Buried Secrets with Anne Hanson (June 2023)
  • The Walloons with Sandra Robinson (June 2023)
  • ShipIndex with Peter McCracken (May 2023)
  • DNA Painter with Jonny Perl (May 2023)
  • The Muse of Freedom with Jules Larimore (Apr 2023)
  • A Few Forgotten Women with Janet Few, Mandy Geary, Margaret Roberts and Ann Simcock (Apr 2023)
  • The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes with Kate Strasdin (Mar 2023)
  • The Last Lancer with Catherine Czercawska (Mar 2023)
  • Researching Female Ancestors with Emma Jolly (Feb 2023)
  • Researching Occupations with Sophie Kay (Feb 2023)
  • Researching Welsh ancestors with Gill Thomas (Jan 2023)
  • Researching Italian ancestors with Julie Goucher (Jan 2023)
  • Celebrating 50 episodes, a round up of 2022 and looking forward to 2023 (Dec 2022)
  • Researching theatre ancestors with Mish Holman (Nov 2022)
  • Researching aristocratic ancestors with Anthony Adolph (Oct 2022)
  • A DNA story and non parent event with Lezlee Liljenberg (Oct 2022)
  • Postcard and Photography with Karen Sawyer (Sep 2022)
  • Heirloom hunting with Chelsey Brown (Sep 2022)
  • House Histories with Melanie Backe-Hansen (Aug 2022)
  • Cemeteries and Graveyards with Celia Heritage (Aug 2022)
  • The Beresford Family and Bedgebury Park with Neville Gallagher (July 2022)
  • Paul Chiddicks on blogging and the Old Palace School Bombing (June 2022)
  • Maps, the Ordnance Survey and digitisation with Chris Fleet of the National Library of Scotland (May 2022)
  • Karen Cummings of Pharos Tutors talking about the courses they offer (May 2022)
  • Mick Henry and the farming diaries of Nicholas Oxley in Sussex in the early 1800s – April 2022
  • Scrapbooking – recording and bringing your ancestors to life with Jeanne Pope – April 2022
  • David Rigby and the SOE with James Rigby – March 2022
  • Stories of Yorkshire with Natasha Houseman – March 2022
  • Storyfile  – turning videos into conversations with Heather Smith – Feb 2022 (38 mins)
  • Fletton, brickmaking and one place studies with Sadie McMullion – Feb 2022 (37 mins)
  • Census records (inc 1921) with Dave Annal – Jan 2022 (48 mins)
  • 18th century towns and local politics with Jon Rosebank – Jan 2022 (51 mins)
  • Birth, marriage and death registrations with Antony Marr – Nov 2021 (56 mins)
  • Writing family stories with Natalie Pithers of the Curious Descendants Club – Nov 2021 (45 mins)
  • Heirloom jewellery – listen to Jacqui Larsson for tips on what to do with your jewellery and how to look after it – Jan 2021 (39 mins)
  • Book and photographic album conservation with Anne Bancroft of the Victoria and Albert Museum – May 2021 (50 mins)
  • Children’s toys with Will Newton of the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood – March 2021 (23 mins).
  • Finding and recording family stories – listen to Sas Huntwood – Feb 2021 (35 mins)
  • Family History Magazine – a conversation with editor Helen Tovey – Feb 2021 (33 mins)
  • Tips for getting started – listen to Kath Kirkland for tips on getting started with writing your story – Nov 2020 (35 mins)
  • Military history and photographs with Graham Bandy – April 2021 (48 mins)
  • Clothing and our ancestors with Steph Wood – May 2021 (40 mins)
  • The benefits of joining a local family history society with Ivor Normand of the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society – July 2021 (34 mins)
  • Researching Irish Ancestors with Fiona Fitzsimons – Oct 2021 (42 mins)
  • Researching in Scotland with Chris Paton – Aug 2021 (45 mins) 
  • The Huguenots of Spitalfields – who they were and how they are still influencing society today – listen to Charlie de Wet – Feb 2021 (41 mins)
  • Reading old handwriting and wills – listen to Kerry Baldwin – Nov 2020 (39 mins)
  • DNA – what can you discover and what should you consider before you take a test – listen to Libby Copeland – Jan 2021 (41 mins)
  • One Name Studies – listen to Ken Toll to find out more about one name studies – Jan 2021 (47 minutes)
  • Adoption – Anna White shares her adoption journey -June 2021 (45 mins)
  • Inter-generational trauma – listen to Kimberly June – Mar 2021 (43 mins)
  • A history of Southwark Park, a green oasis in London which has hosted temperance meetings and political rallies – listen to Pat Kingwell – April 2021 (1h 7m) – well worth listening to as it is the first park in South London and has a fascinating history.

If you are interested in being a guest and sharing your expertise or stories please contact me.