Friday, April 3, 2009

Genealogy Videos on YouTube

I was searching for genealogy and family history videos recently, and discovered that there are several "Genealogy" channels on http://www.youtube.com/, the largest personal video site.


The genealogy-related video channels I found include:


* Family Tree Magazine YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/familytreemagazine – 15 videos (less than 10 minutes each)


* GenealogyGuy YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGuy – 11 videos (less than 10 minutes each) hosted by Robert Ragan.

* Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/GenealogyGems – 21 videos of interviews hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke (variable length, up to 20 minutes).

* FamilyHistoryExpos YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyHistoryExpos – 13 videos of interviews hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke (variable length).


* Genealogy Scrounge YouTube Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/genealogyscrounge - 32 videos of cheap and/or free genealogy research tools hosted by Dennis (last name unknown, a genea-blogger at Genealogy In & Around Quartzsite).


* Elyse90505 YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/Elyse90505 - 27 videos hosted by Elyse Doerflinger (a genea-blogger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog)

* African Ancestry YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/AfricanAncestry - 27 videos sponsored by www.AfricanAncestry.com.

There are many more channels with one to many videos. You can search for “genealogy” (2,380 matches) or “family history” (2,220 matches) at YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/), and find other videos contributed by genealogy researchers.

Enjoy -- I have!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Randy I suspect one could set all day and just click write read and start over. I liked this idea but it is very time absorbing. Thanks for the lastest tubes. Susi

Robert Ragan said...

Hey!

Thanks for the mention, Randy.

I have a lot of fun doing the genealogy video clips, and think that video lessons are a great way to learn.

Robert Ragan, Treasure Maps Genealogy

YouTube: GenealogyGuy, GenealogyCompass, and 5MinuteGenealogy

Elyse said...

Thanks Randy for pointing out my videos!! I really appreciate it.

I'll probably start making more in the Summer, now that I am all settled into my new place, but school just keeps me so busy that I can't update as much as I would like!

Genealogy Gems said...

Thanks for including the Genealogy Gems You Tube Channel. While I enjoy doing interviews, I have several historical and comical genealogy videos as well. I hope your readers will check out The Socks To America and Heritage Quilts (my personal faves) I enjoy all the video channels you listed! It's fun to see genealogists sharing their creativity. Lisa