Monday, June 18, 2012

Learn Genealogy on YouTube?

Can you really learn about genealogy on YouTube? This is the first in a series of articles on locating genealogy teaching videos on various YouTube channels. I challenge you to watch at least one and learn something new. 


"Know Your Records" Now Online

Did you know the National Archives (NARA) has a YouTube Channel? The archivists are creating short videos on records in their possession as well as putting videos of recorded presentations online. Most of the recorded lectures come from their "Know Your Records" series of live presentations given at the National Archives since 2005. Now you do not have to go to NARA in Washington, D.C. to see the presentations, but can learn about these records from the comfort of your home. Here are links to a selection of the videos available, but there are hundreds more.

"Know Your Records" Programs

This is a six minute video that shows what pension files look like and how they are digitized.
Genealogy Introduction Series - short 10 to 15 minute videos on basic records

Featuring the 1940 Census

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