Wed, 14 March 2007
What is a podcast?
Podcasting, a word combining a reference to Apple's "iPod" and "broadcasting", is a method of publishing audio files to the Internet, and allowing folks like you to subscribe (usually free) so you can receive new shows automatically. (More on how to do that below) It first became popular in late 2004, and has grown tremendously in popularity since then.
The beauty of a podcast show is that, unlike a radio show, you can listen whenever and wherever you want to. And if you miss something good, you can rewind and go over it again. It puts you in control of your listening while getting current and useful information on exactly what you want to hear about - which is of course GENEALOGY!
Does it cost money to subscribe the Genealogy Gems Podcast?
Nope - It's absolutely FREE!
Whatâs the Genealogy Gems Podcast about?
My goal is to provide folks who are researching their family history with nuggets of inspiration and innovation to help them get the most of out their research time. Episodes are published on a weekly basis, and run from approximately 25 minutes long. Show Notes with "how to" info, photos, and reliable resources are also published weekly at www.genealogygemspodcast.com.
So how do I subscribe to the Genealogy Gems Podcast?
If you donât already have itunes installed on your computer â
Now youâre ready to subscribe to Genealogy Gems Podcastâ
The podcast will automatically load into the Podcasts section of your itunes Library. You will now receive new episodes whenever they are published, & be able to listen to them in itunes anytime you want!
Do I have to have an ipod to listen?
Absolutely not. You have lots of options to listen, but here are the easiest:
In Itunes (where you have subscribed to this podcast. See "How do I subscribe" FAQ above.)
On this website - just click the media player in the upper right corner of each show.
Of course I love using my ipod to listen whenever and wherever I want. I just plug it into my computer's USB plug, open up itunes and itunes automatically loads my ipod with new episodes it has "caught" for me since the last time I plugged it in. Hence the term "podcatcher"!
How can I get started in researching my family tree?No point in reinventing the wheel here.
Click on this link: A Guide to Research