Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of April 16, 2012

headphones Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. This is also a good place to find genealogy podcasts that are new to you and podcasts that are not always about genealogy but have done a random episode that relates to it.

Genealogy Gems released an episode on April 16, 2012. This is episode number 130 and it is called “RootsMagic 5, APG, the 1940 Census and more”. In this episode, Lisa Louise Cooke points out that the April episode of Family Tree Magazine podcast is available. She mentions her new article about the 1940 Census, discusses deleted scenes from the “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV show, points out videos at The National Archives, and more!

Genealogy Guys released episode number 235 on April 8, 2012. Drew and George cover genealogy news including: FamilySearch adding records, MyHeritage introducing DNA testing, FFHS awards, Calico Pie has new version of Family Historian, the 1940 Census, and more. They also read and respond to listener email, and talk about their own experiences with doing research with the 1940 Census.

Geneabloggers released an episode on April 13, 2012. This episode is called “1940 Census Success Stories”. This episode is hosted by Thomas MacEntee and co-hosted by DearMYRTLE. Special guest Jim Ericson, (of FamilySearch), gives an update on the indexing of the 1940 US Census images. This episode also included a call-in portion where listeners could share their own 1940 Census success stories.

African Roots Podcast released episode number 158 on April 13, 2012. In this episode, host Angela Walton-Raji brings you information about several upcoming genealogy events including: historic tours of African-American sites given by the Historic Columbia Foundation, a presentation called “The Dignity of Freedom: Pathways Through The Civil War and Beyond”, the Digging Up Roots Series, and more!

FGS released an episode on April 14, 2012. This episode is called “The 1940 US Census- Two Weeks Later”. This episode is hosted by Randy Whited. Special guests include Amy Johnson Crow, (Genealogical Content Manager at, and D. Joshua Taylor (Business Development Manager, North America, at FindMyPast).

They discuss the impact of the 1940 Census, the status of the indexing project, and the future of genealogical collaboration. The featured FGS member society is the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society.

PBS NewsHour released an episode on April 14, 2012. The episode is called “Why Titanic’s Story Still Resonates 100 Years Later”. Margaret Warner and writer Daniel Mendelsohn discuss this topic. He is the author of a recent New Yorker piece called “Usinkable: Why We Can’t Let Go of the Titanic”.

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