Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Quick Update from FamilySearch

I wasn't planning on a post until this Sunday since I'm still traveling, but since I got to the hotel earlier than expected and saw an email from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch with some new and interesting news, I figured I'd pass it on!

To save my already travel-worn brain, I'll let you check out the release from Paul yourself.  I look forward to checking out the different channels at the FamilySearch YouTube page once I'm more coherent.

"FamilySearch Announces Updated YouTube Channel

4 August 2011

SALT LAKE CITY— FamilySearch has unveiled a newly updated YouTube channel giving viewers an informative, fun and fascinating look at several different aspects of genealogy through a growing number of videos in five playlists.

High-quality videos are available for the rookie genealogist and the seasoned veteran alike. The Genealogy in 5 Minutes playlistdemonstrates how, in just a few minutes, individuals with little or no genealogy experience can make some headway on their family’s history.

The Woven Generations playlist features powerful, personal experiences from those who have found success or inspiration through family history work.

Additionally, FamilySearch sent camera crews to Virginia, Ohio, California, Indiana and other locations for a closer look at how FamilySearch works with societies and archives to provide access to more records online and to further mutual interests in family history. These videos can be found in the Societies and Archives playlist.

These videos and others are available at and can be powerful tools in introducing the excitement of family history to a friend or family member. They will also enrich the life of a veteran genealogist."