Genealogy and YouTube

Genealogy and YouTube
There are many different ways to learn and research your family and develop good genealogical skills. Recently, I have been viewing videos on Youtube. When I did a word search for Genealogy on February 27, 2010, I was given 4,730 hits; search for Family History gave me 4, 280 hits; and Ancestry gave me 3,430 hits. Of course, not all of those hits will be useful to me, but I can use the search bar to narrow down my search using a Name or Place or Keyword such as DNA.

In no particular importance, I did some keywords that had to do with Genealogy/Family History. This will give you some ideas of videos on YouTube you can go and watch from the comfort of your own home. Do you have a webcam on your computer? Why not do a YouTube on your family or a genealogical topic you know about? You do not have to be a professional – just have a desire to share your knowledge or story with others.

Here are some videos I thought you might enjoy:

Genealogy and Family Tree Researchers - The Google Toolbar
This link covers how to use Google Toolbar in doing a web search. I found using the “highlight” feature to be very helpful.

Get Original Genealogy and Family History Records with FamilySearch New Record Search Pilot site
Great video showing some of the records you can access through the Familysearch pilot program.

Getting Kids Involved
Elyse Doerflinger has a wonderful video showing ways to get kids involved in doing Family History.

Organizing Your Genealogy
Elyse Doerflinger explains how she organizes your research. She has some great ideas!

Countrey Genealogy 1
Meant for humor only….

Genealogy Blogger Randy Seaver on Family History Blogs
Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems interviews geneablogger Randy Seaver. He is the blogger for Genea-Musings.

World Vital Records
World Vital Records explores the joy of Genealogy and Family History.

Behind the scenes at
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at Take a look at the people and thinking behind the world's largest online resource for family history. Launches Collection of Caribbean Slave Records>/a>, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Social History Associates, launches a significant online collection of Caribbean slave records detailing nearly 200 years of St. Croix-Virgin.

DNA at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
In interviews conducted at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank, California, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Diahan Southard discuss the current and future use of DNA in genealogy.

Working with GEDCOM Files Made Easy, Part 1
Over the years, I've found this GEDCOM file issue to be a stumbling block with the majority genealogy researchers. Here is genealogy GEDCOM file video mini-workshop for you, with step-by-step lessons in an easy-to-understand presentation. This mini-workshop is broken down into three parts.

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