Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The YouTube Channel

Hey genea-peeps, it's SATURDAY NIGHT! - time for more GENEALOGY FUN!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  visit the YouTube Channel (which has 98 videos now) at

2)  Watch one of these four videos:

** LIVE: Search with Ancestry Anne with Anne Mitchell
** LIVE: One Question with the Barefoot Genealogist with Crista Cowan
** LIVE: Lorraine's 5 Tips for Online Grave Digging with Lorraine Bourne
** LIVE: How do I use newspapers on to find out more about my ancestors? with Crista Cowan     

3)  Go up to the YouTube search field and enter "genealogy" and your surname in the search field.  What results do you get?  Are there any videos of interest on that list, even if they're not about your surname?  Did you watch one of the videos?

4)  In the YouTube search field, enter "genealogy" and the name of one of your favorite genealogists.  What results do you get?  Did you watch one of the videos?

5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a status Ine in Facebook, a Twitter tweet, or a stream item on Google Plus.

Here's mine:

1)  Did that.

2)  I watched "How Do I Use Newspapers..." with Crista Cowan and learned that the Los Angeles Times obituaries are in the Historical Newspapers, Births, Marriages and Death Announcements" collection.  I didn't know that, and will use that tip soon.

3)  I entered "genealogy" and "seaver" in the YouTube search box, and the first match was the interview I did with Lisa Louise Cooke at the 2009 Jamboree in Burbank.  There was one other match, for Lisa's video about "Our Summer Vacation a Wild Genealogy Story."  That was excellent, funny and short.

4)  I entered "genealogy" and "shown mills" in the YouTube search box (looking for Elizabeth Shown Mills videos) and was rewarded with a list of 25 matches.  I watched "We Are All Cousins.

5)  Done!

I did not know that the NGS videos were also on YouTube, and I will add them to my list of weekend genealogy fun items. 


Liz said...

Good stuff, as usual, Randy! Here's mine:

Deb Ruth said...

Thanks for the recommendations! Having lots of fun watching the videos. Here's mine: