The second series of The Family Histories Podcast arrived on global streaming with a trailer released on 26th October 2021, followed by the series running guest episodes until 14th December. A bonus episode was aired on 15th February 2022.
Episodes discussed topics including; naval history, Jewish research, the Mafia, the American Revolution, one-place and one-name studies, crime, the Soviet Secret Service, and World War One.
As usual, each guest shared their own current research brick wall, in a hope that one of our listeners can help them find that clue to break it down.
Series Two Trailer
Series Two kicked off with this trailer on 26th October 2021.
Episode 1: ‘The Tailor’ with Ruth Bramley
Andrew meets his friend and former-colleague, Ruth Bramley, and hears about her Jewish ancestor at the heart of a community.
Episode 2: ‘The Granddaddy’ with True Lewis
Andrew meets family historian and Black Pro Gen co-host, True Lewis, and hears about her beloved formerly enslaved granddaddy.
Episode 3: ‘The Swindler’ with Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Andrew meets genealogy-crime author Nathan Dylan Goodwin, and hears about his treasure looting ancestor.
Episode 4: ‘The Pimp’ with Justin Cascio
Andrew meets family historian and mafia family historian, Justin Cascio, and hears about how his ancestor ended up in a maximum security prison.
Episode 5: ‘The Noble’ with Marina Brizhatova
Andrew meets professional genealogist Marina Brizhatova, and hears about a man forced to lead a secret life under Soviet rule.
Episode 6: ‘The Captain’ with Steve Jackson
Andrew meets genealogist, one-name and one-place historian, Steve Jackson, and hears about his relative’s swashbuckling adventure alongside Admiral Nelson.
Episode 7: ‘The Sapper’ with Emma Jolly
Andrew meets author and professional genealogist, Emma Jolly, and hears about her ancestor’s travels during World War One.
Episode 8: The Present (Bonus)
Whilst Sándor Petőfi didn’t realise he’d stolen Dr. Samuel Johnson’s cat, he and Andrew are interrupted by a guest whose clearly been having a great time in the past.