Monday, August 8, 2011

5 YouTube Videos for Beginning Genealogy

Genealogy can be a confusing and scary place if you don't know where to start. The possibilities, people, and places are overwhelming.

Fortunately, there is a lot of wonderful information out there for the beginning genealogist.

Here are five videos that emphasize research, organization, information gathering and analysis.

FamilySearch: Getting Started, Step 1 - Finding Easy Information

Elyse Doerflinger: How to Organize Your Genealogy, Part 1

Elyse Doerflinger: How to Organize Your Genealogy, Part 2

Angela Walton-Raji: Plan Your Research Strategy

GenealogyGems: Analysis of Ancestor's Handwriting

All of these video creators have numerous instructional genealogy videos at their YouTube channels. For further genealogy education, check out all of their works. They are extremely helpful.


  1. Thank you for the tip! I will recommend these to my classmates at NIGS.

  2. Enjoyed watching these. Always nice to get some new tips or have some of the methods I use reinforced. The handwriting example was fascinating!