Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beginning Genealogy Helps - Post 4:

In Beginning Genealogy Helps - Post 1, I listed four online genealogy tutorials and asked my readers for help finding others. In Beginning Genealogy Helps - Post 2:, I focused on the Learning Center at In Beginning Genealogy Helps - Post 3: LearnWebSkills Tutorial, I described the tutorials at the Researching Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy site.

In this post, I'm going to look at the three-part series on Getting Started in Genealogy by Marie Daly on the New England Historic Genealogical Society web site.

There are links to a total of fourteen seminar videos (Powerpoint presentations with voice-over descriptions) on the Getting Started page at These videos are on the FREEly available portion of the NEHGS site. Here is the top of the Getting Started page:

There are links to articles on Canadian and Irish genealogy research on the right sidebar. There are other Articles on the website - see the Articles page here.

The bottom of the Getting Started page has the Online Seminar links:

The three videos for Getting Started in Genealogy are at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on Part 1 shows the Introductory page for the series (expanded to full screen):

Here is the screen with the content of Part 1. This is a 10:23 minute video:

Here is the screen with the content of Part 2. This is a 13:16 minute video:

Here is the screen with the content of Part 3. This is a 16:21 minute video:

The total time for these videos is about 40 minutes, and the content is oriented toward New England research and using the web site (and subscribing to NEHGS).

Real beginning genealogy researchers will not be helped much by these videos or the articles on the website, but researchers interested in using the NEHGS resources can be significantly informed by these videos and articles.

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