Family History Radio for the Internet
Splitrock Communications of Draper, Utah has announced a new
service: Family History Radio for the Internet. This new "Internet
radio station" will be available on line 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. "Our mission is to provide the genealogy community
with the latest news, product developments, services and
information in a format that can be heard and viewed at any time
and virtually anyplace," states Al Jenson President of Splitrock
Family History Radio for the Internet will carry several different
"Headlines" will feature the latest breaking news and
developments, a condensation of genealogy news gathered from
over the entire world.
"Tech Talk" will teach about computer and biotech technology
as it relates to Family History Research.
"Tips and Tricks" will be a brief section dedicated to
teaching how to improve the Family History process. In this
section, professional genealogists will provide tips,
shortcuts, training or general help on making the genealogical
research process much more productive.
"In the Field" will interview leaders and attendees of various
family history shows and events.
"Society Section" will feature a weekly interview with a
genealogical society. You can learn how other societies are
"Ask a Pro" is a section where listeners will get to ask a
professional genealogists questions.
"Grandpa Tucket's Stories" is a section dedicated to children,
where Grandpa Tucket teaches about family values using his
unusual animals as storytellers.
"My Side of the World" features stories about families that
made history. "My Side of the World" will be created by a
When looking at the new show's Web site, I see a number of names
listed that are familiar to genealogists. Many of these people
present seminars frequently at the major conventions or are known
in the world of genealogy software. These names include Arlene
Eakle, Gene Williams (both professional genealogists), and Gaylen
Findlay, who was developer of Ancestral Quest Software as well as
one of the developers of Personal Ancestral File for Windows. In
addition, I see other names that I do not recognize but who seem
to have credentials in broadcasting and in storytelling. You can
read brief biographies of these people at:
This should be a very interesting new service. Family History
Radio for the Internet will launch on November 20th 2001 at 6:00
PM Mountain Standard Time. That translates to 8:00 PM Eastern time
on the 20th or 1:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time on November 21. I know
that I will be listening!
Pre-launch information is already available at the Family History
Radio for the Internet Web site at: