Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Offerings on RootsTelevision

I had not checked for awhile, so I wondered what new content has been added since my last visit. Here is a partial list for the last month or so:

* Down Under Utah: A Soldier's Story -- Kory Meyerink and Nancy NeSmith explore the touching story of a sildier buried in Spanish Fork, Utah.

* Down Under Utah: Icelandic Minister -- Kory Meyerink and Nancy NeSmith uncover an interesting sotry of an Icelandic minister.

* Thomas Howard - NERGC 2009 -- Dick Eastman interviews Thomas Howard about his expertise in Concord coaches, and the history of these very unique coaches.

* Online Meetings and Seminars -- Denise Olson (of Moultrie Creek) provides an overview of how online meetings work.

* Sylvie Tremblay - NERGC 2009 -- Sylvie Tremblay, Chief of the Canadian Genealogy Centre, talks with Dick Eastman about the library and the services provided to those exploring their Canadian roots.

* Dan Lynch - Google Your Family Tree -- Dick Eastman talks with Dan Lynch, author of "Google Your Family Tree," about some of the tricks for using Google for your genealogy research.

* Irene Lambert - NERGC 2009 -- Dick Eastman interviews Irene Lambert who is a Master Graphoanalyst. She tells Dick how she can analyze handwriting in order to learn about the personalities of your ancestors.

* Donna Walcovy - NERGC 2009 -- Dick Eastman talks with Dr. Donna Walcovy about her work restoring and preserving tombstones and cemeteries.

There are over 1,000 videos on RootsTelevision now (I think I read that somewhere!). How do you find them all? There is a Program Guide here that lists each one of them. On the main page, there is an area below the video screen titled "Choose a Channel" that has 21 colorful boxes. These are channels where the videos are grouped - some channels are New & Featured, Conferences, DNA, etc. On other site pages, there are links to the different channel categories on the right sidebar.

Enjoy Roots Television! I do. It was a fun hour just watching and listening to people talk about and demonstrate genealogy techniques.

I really appreciate this effort to bring quality video segments to the genealogy world. Take some time to go through the Program Guide or the Channel listings. There is a lot here for everyone - beginner to expert. Even some humor - check out Flat Stanley here and here and Og's Home Movies too!

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