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, the largest personal video site.

The genealogy-related video channels I found include:

* Family Tree Magazine YouTube Channel -- – 15 videos (less than 10 minutes each)

* GenealogyGuy YouTube Channel -- – 11 videos (less than 10 minutes each) hosted by Robert Ragan.

* Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel -- – 21 videos of interviews hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke (variable length, up to 20 minutes).

* FamilyHistoryExpos YouTube Channel -- – 13 videos of interviews hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke (variable length).

* Genealogy Scrounge YouTube Channel -- - 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 - - 27 videos hosted by Elyse Doerflinger (a genea-blogger at Elyse's Genealogy Blog)

* African Ancestry YouTube Channel - - 27 videos sponsored by

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 (, and find other videos contributed by genealogy researchers.

Enjoy -- I have!


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...


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!

Lisa Louise Cooke 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