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Genealogy podcasts offer an option for listening to genealogy lectures, interviews, discussions and tutorials when and where you want - genealogy on demand. If you're unfamiliar with the term, a podcast is an audio (or sometimes video) file which is distributed over the Internet for playback on portable media players and personal computers. You can subscribe to podcasts, much like you suscribe to blogs, so you're informed as new podcasts become available. You can then listen to the podcast on your computer, download it to a digital audio player (iPod or other mp3 player), or burn it on a CD to listen to in the car.

1. Genealogy Guys

George G. Morgan and Drew Smith have been at this quite a while, meaning that there are already 220+ genealogy podcasts awaiting your listening pleasure. The two discuss new databases and technologies of interest to genealogists, highlight interesting Web sites, answer listener email, and throw in plenty of other interesting nuggets to help you with your research.

2. Genealogy Gems Podcast

Host Lisa Cooke shares research strategies and inspiration for anyone researching their family history. New podcasts are generally published on a weekly basis and are approximately 25 minutes long. GenealogyGems is several years old, so there are over 160 archived podcasts available to keep you busy. I especially like the "show note" included with each link, so you know what to expect before you download.

3. EOGN Podcasts

Genealogy tech guru Dick Eastman posts a number of interesting podcasts to his online blog at Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. This link takes you directly to the list, or you can get there from any page on his site by clicking on the "podcasts" category. The majority are interviews with world-renowned genealogy experts conducted at various genealogy conferences and events and are definitely interesting to listen to.

4. Family Tree Magazine Podcasts

In this monthly online radio show, host Lisa Louise Cooke, creator of the popular Genealogy Gems podcast, takes you behind the scenes to learn more about the topics covered in the current issue of the magazine. Each episode features interviews with genealogy experts and Family Tree Magazine editors on using genealogy Web sites, records and resources. Plus, editor Allison Stacy gives you sneak previews on upcoming issues and managing editor Diane Haddad delivers the scoop on the latest genealogy news.

5. Family History: Genealogy Made Easy

Anyone new to genealogy will be equipped and inspired by the free family history tips and advice on the best genealogy sites in this free genealogy podcast, hosted by genealogy podcast guru Lisa Louise Cook. In addition, enjoy stories of other researchers who share their family history search, experience, tips, and rewards. 

6. Geneabloggers Radio

This live 2-hour Internet genealogy radio show, hosted weekly on Fridays by Thomas MacEntee, brings in a number of wonderful genealogy guests from around the world. The discussion is lively, interesting and informative. Archived shows are available for download.

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