14 Genealogy Videos to Enjoy This Week!

Fourteen genealogy videos hit the YouTube platform this week and you’ll want to give them a view.

(Any of you know the psychology of numbers and wish I could have found 1 more to make a ’round’ 15?)

Latest from Family History Fanatics on YouTube



Tips for Donating Our Genealogy to Archives from Amy Johnson Crow<a href="https://youtu.be/C01bHPoudYs"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FC01bHPoudYs%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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I enjoyed interviewing Amy Johnson Crow, of the Generations Cafe podcast, about donating our research to libraries and archives. It’s a bit lengthy but I could listen to Amy all day. Enjoy!



LIVE from Southern California Jamboree - Family History Fanatics<a href="https://youtu.be/ozasA29KDqs"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FozasA29KDqs%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

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On location livestreaming is still a challenge, but perhaps at a future event we can take on a sponsor to provide us ethernet access in exchange for promoting their company. What say you? It’s an idea…

MyHeritage Floods YouTube

MyHeritage Doesn’t do much halfway. This week they dropped numerous 1 hour videos teaching you how to use their platform. Here’s a sampling:



Grow Your Family Tree Online<a href="https://youtu.be/fnHVwDPxGCg"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FfnHVwDPxGCg%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

Watch this video on YouTube.




Discover Your Family in School Yearbooks<a href="https://youtu.be/g_kB3Cydbtk"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fg_kB3Cydbtk%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

Watch this video on YouTube.


MyHeritage released a new DNA video: How MyHeritage DNA Can Reveal Your Ethnic Roots. They also shared a number of fun historical interest videos that I’ll mention later. So head over to MyHeritage and binge watch their channel.

Genealogy Research Tip Videos:

Genealogy can be difficult, but thanks to some YouTubers, you can learn how to climb your family tree step-by-step. Which is why Melissa Finlay’s channel Boundless Genealogy is a must watch series:



Genealogy Brick Wall Bertha Case Study: Step 2<a href="https://youtu.be/pF_kPmq9_uE"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FpF_kPmq9_uE%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

Watch this video on YouTube.


Jarret Ross, Geneavlogger, has a GREAT video that walks us step by step through how he opened up his Jewish ancestry. Much like Melissa’s, he was working on a brick wall. Do you sense a theme?



Using DNA and Immigration Records to Breakdown Brick Walls in American Jewish Genealogy (VLOG #29)<a href="https://youtu.be/2h6zplRuD28"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F2h6zplRuD28%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

Watch this video on YouTube.


Ancestry.com is on the mind of several genealogy YouTubers, so check these videos out:

  1. 10 Free Things on Ancestry -- GenealogyTV

  2. Using Ancestry’s Surname tool for Hints! -- DNA Family Trees

Historical Context Videos:

  1. Left-Handedness: Genes or Chance? -- MyHeritage

  2. Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs? -- MyHeritage

  3. Why Do We Have Housing Projects? -- Origins of Everything

Family History Projects:

A number of folks are using YouTube to create videos about their family. Be the project for classes or family reunions, the platform is a great way to share. Check out this video:



Stokes Family Genealogy Film<a href="https://youtu.be/7OKhGtHB0YE"><img src="https://blog.familyhistoryfanatics.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyteThumbs.php?origThumbUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F7OKhGtHB0YE%2F0.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="295" /></a>

Watch this video on YouTube.


As always, if you found a video or two that should be on this list, drop a link in the comments below. So long as the videos focus on genealogy and family history and are true to the YouTube style, we’re open to checking them out!!!

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