We’ve been recording a podcast

A little update on why History Repeating has been quiet.

This blog has been quiet for a while. Sorry about that.

Aside from simply just spending ‘a few minutes’ (read: hours a day) working on my family tree, I’ve also been busy working on cataloguing The Littleport Society’s archive, and recording a podcast series called The Family Histories Podcast.

If you’re not a podcast listener – a podcast is an episodic radio-type programme that you subscribe to (for free), and then whenever a new episode is released, it appears on your computer, tablet, or phone queue waiting for you to play.

In fact, here is the trailer….

The first series of The Family Histories Podcast began in June 2021, and releases an approximately 40 minute episode each week. As I type this, we’re already 5 episodes in, and there’s two left of this series. We’re already planning series 2.

Each episode sees a guest join me (Andrew) to talk about their family history research, they then tell the life story of one of their most fascinatingly good, bad, or just plain ugly relatives, before ending the show with their current brick wall – where it’s over to the listener to see if they can help with a breakthrough.

Each episode also includes a special ‘goodbye’ for each guest… how could they refuse Andrew’s offer of help?

Curious? Then either search your favourite podcast platform for ‘The Family Histories Podcast’ (it’s on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser etc) or alternatively you can find a list of platforms at The Family Histories Podcast website

Listening and subscribing is free, and unlike most podcasts, this one is free from advertising and funding requests. If you have been listening, then it would be great if you could leave a review on your podcast platform of choice (where possible) – especially on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Podchaser, as a review left on those sites boosts the podcast’s visibility and then helps other potential listeners to find the show…. and maybe find their family too.

Thank you, Andrew.

The Littleport Society Open Day 2015

The Littleport Society Open Day takes place at The Barn, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, on Saturday 19th September 2015, 10am – 4pm, with FREE ENTRY.

The Littleport Society crestThe Littleport Society are opening their doors on Saturday 19th September 2015 – with free entry to a range of specially built displays.

I’ve known the Society for many years, having helped them with their first web presence back in 1998.

Earlier this year I was co-opted onto their Committee, and this is allowing me to help them with digitally cataloguing their huge archive of items which ranges from dinosaur fossils, right through to Manorial Records, wartime documents, and the latest community leaflets and photos from 2015!

The Open Day will give you the chance to learn more about your Littleport ancestors, find out what your ancestors may have done, and how The Great War affected the lives of those in Littleport.

Entry and parking is FREE, and the doors open at The Barn (off Main Street) from 10am until 4pm.

For the latest information, check out The Littleport Society website.

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