The Third Series of The Family Histories Podcast was launched with host Andrew and Sándor Petőfi in a trailer on 26th April 2022.
The episodes saw guests discuss topics including; colonialism, emigration, World War One, LGBTQ+ history, Sephardic Jewish history, and mental health.
As usual, guests shared their current research brick walls in a hope that one of you might be able to help them find that breakthrough.
Series Three Trailer
Series Three kicked off with Andrew and Sándor in the garage, making some long-overdue upgrades to the secret time machine.
Episode 1: ‘The Benefactor’ with Denise Geelhart
Andrew meets Murderous Roots host and genealogist, Denise Geelhart, and hears about her German ancestor who emigrated to the US.
Episode 2: ‘The Trapped’ with Chris Paton
Andrew meets professional genealogist and author, Chris Paton, and hears about his letter-writing Gt Grandmother who was caught in a war.
Episode 3: ‘The Emigrant’ with Helen Parker-Drabble
Andrew meets ‘geneatherapist’ and author Helen Parker-Drabble, and hears about how her Grandfather was caught in a difficult dilemma.
Episode 4: ‘The Defiant’ with David Mendoza
Andrew meets David Mendoza – the President of the Sephardic Genealogical Society, and hears how his relative was persecuted to death.
Episode 5: ‘The Priest’ with Jill Ball
Andrew meets Australian genealogist and speaker, Jill Ball, and hears about her globe-trotting holy relative.
Episode 6: ‘The Matriarch’ with Yetunde Abiola
Andrew meets genealogist Yetunde Abiola, and hears about her beloved Jamaican Gt. Gt. Grandmother.
Episode 7: ‘The Forgotten’ with Sheldon K. Goodman
Andrew meets family historian and Cemetery Club co-founder, Sheldon K. Goodman, and hears about his ancestor whose abusive behaviour led him to be ‘forgotten’ on purpose.
Episode 8: The Great (Bonus)
An intruder holds host Andrew and guest Sheldon at sword point, but who is he, and what does he want?