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Your Pennsylvania Ancestors

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The Your Pennsylvania Ancestors podcast started in 2019. Found everywhere you can get podcasts.

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The Your Pennsylvania Ancestors podcasts helps people discover their family history in Pennsylvania. Each episode features history highlights, genealogical records, and behind-the-scenes looks into archives and their collections.

Audience

The audience is genealogists and historians, both amateur and professional. The host, Denys Allen, is a professional trained genealogists and amateur historian with a background in educational pedagogy. Each episode is designed to both inspire and teach practical research skills. The episode content is rated G for all audiences.

History

Denys Allen started the podcast in the fall of 2019. The motivation was a desire to fill in the gaps of available information on Pennsylvania history and historical records for genealogists. Much of Denys’s own ancestral research was stuck due to lack of knowledge of available records and historical events. By sharing what she learns the hope is everyone can have the knowledge and skills to find their ancestors and complete their family history.

Your Pennsylvania Ancestors is rated 4.8 stars on Apple Podcasts and has an average of 3,000 downloads per month through podcast apps. Another 2,500 people per month watch the episodes on YouTube.

Music

The music used on the show is the first piece of secular music composed in America. Philadelphia-based composer Francis Hopkinson created the harpsicord piece My Days Have Been So Wondrous and Free in 1759. More on the history of Hopkinson and his music is here.

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