FHF Xtra Videos

Click on the video titles to access your exclusive content.

Check out this month's exclusive content through this playlist.


Keys to Format: OL - Online Training; YT - YouTube Archive; LS - Livestream Replays; GU - Genealogy Unscripted; IP - In-person Lectures

Format
TItle
Presenter
Date
Description
LS
How to Find Genealogical Records for Your Ancestors - Beginning Genealogy
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
08/10/2018
Before you can climb your family tree, you need to know how to find genealogical records for your ancestors. In this beginning genealogy video, we discuss how to determine if records exist for the time and location your relatives lived.
LS
Quick Tips for Researching in Newspapers - Interview with Melanie McComb
Join us as we interview Melanie McComb, The Shamrock Genealogist, as she shares with us a few tips for researching in newspaper
09/17/2018
Join us as we interview Melanie McComb, The Shamrock Genealogist, as she shares with us a few tips for researching in newspaper
LS
Research AROUND the 1890 US Census - Genealogy Tips
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
10/19/2018
Do you struggle to research in the United States for your ancestors between the years 1880 - 1900 because the 1890 US Census record was damaged and destroyed? Today we'll cover a few tips on how to research around the census.
LS
Researching in State Archives
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
05/03/2019
Join us for a conversation with Diane L Richard as she talks about researching in state archives, especially North Carolina!
LS
How to Become A Better Genealogist - Genealogy Research Tips from Janet Hovorka
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
06/29/2019
Becoming a better genealogist can help you find more family history discoveries. Janet Hovorka (aka the Chart Chick) of Family Chartmasters share her best advice on improving your genealogy skills.
LS
Strategies for Finding the Elusive Females Your Family Tree
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
07/26/2019
Finding female ancestors is a difficult genealogy research task. Their surname changed when the married, divorced and/or remarried. Lisa Lisson, of Are You My Cousin, shares her best strategies and tips for researching the women in your family tree. Some answers involve using historical documents to find clues to link your families together.
LS
3 MUST Search Records to Find Pre-1850 US Ancestor
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
08/23/2019
If you're researching your US ancestors prior to 1850, what options do you have beyond the ticks and tallies of the federal census from 1790 - 1840? Join us as we chat with Amy Johnson Crow, of the Generations Cafe podcast, who will share 3 records we have to explore!
LS
3 Forgotten US Wars and Your Ancestor's Record
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
10/18/2019
Michael L. Strauss is a history buff and genealogist. Andy and Michael will talk history it's influence on genealogy.
LS
How do you evaluate genealogy records?
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
11/01/2019
Andy and Devon Lee share tips for evaluating genealogy records. Then the community discusses some unique family names.
LS
Your Genealogy Questions Answered
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
01/10/2020
Join Andy and Devon Noel Lee as we hand out and talk about genealogy records and family history projects. We always have a blast and you should too.
LS
Dispelling the Myths of African American Genealogy Research - Tips from Renate Sanders
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
02/07/2020
African American genealogy and family history abounds with myths that our guest Renate dispells. She talks about the 1870 brick wall, defines what is a Mulatto, explains whether most African Americans have Native American Ancestry, and more.
LS
US Census Records - How to Do Genealogy Research on FamilySearch and Ancestry
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
04/03/2020
Follow along as we search the US Census records for a relative. Discover the process for finding your ancestor in Census records on FamilySearch and Ancestry. Learn a variety of online genealogy techniques to locate your ancestors.
LS
How far back can we RELIABLY research?
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
04/17/2020
When you begin doing genealogy research, do you wonder how far back in time you can reliably climb your family tree? Andy and Devon answer this viewer question "I literally cannot find anything past 1820 for one of my lines. It’s like they came out of thin air. No census records, birth certificates...nothing. I don't know what I'm doing wrong."
LS
FamilySearch Tips: How to Handle Duplicates in the Family Tree
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
05/15/2020
When using the FamilySearch free genealogy website, how do you handle duplicate profiles in the 'one-world' family tree? Follow these tips to merge duplicate profiles in the FamilySearch Family Tree to clean up our collective ancestral lines.
LS
FamilySearch Record Search Strategies
Andy & Devon Noel Lee
05/29/2020
Learn how to simple and advanced FamilySearch record search strategies. Quickly find records who are trying to hide in plain site.
LS
LIVE: Diane L Richard North Carolina Archives - Family History Fanatics
FHFanatics
05/03/2019
Learn how to research in state archives, especially North Carolina.
OL
Synthesize Seven reSources to Bust Brick Walls
Devon Noel Lee
Having trouble solving your family mysteries? When you combine five record sets and two research skills, you can crack the case on your challenging research questions. When two unrelated men were buried in a stranger's plot, a family mystery needed a detective to crack the case. Using the genealogy proof standard to combine multiple records and two analytical tools together, we can uncover the story behind how Earl Wiggins and William Geiszler came to be buried in a Cox family plot with no Cox interred beside them.
OL
Why Are Two Unrelated Men Buried in Someone Else's Plot
Devon Noel Lee
Having trouble solving your family mysteries? When you combine four record sets and three research tools, you can begin solving your challenging genealogy mysteries. The class will discuss and demonstrate the principles taught through a case study for maximum learning and retention.
OL
Ticks and Tallies: What the US Census Forgot
Devon Noel Lee
How can you track your relatives when a document does not provide their name? Many researchers scratch their heads when they encounter the 1790-1840 US census records with few names and many tick marks. The tally marks have information to further your research if you learn to evaluate and track the data. Discover tools that assist in finding your ancestors in the early American Census as we trace a famous American family as their documentary trail changes from named censuses to the unnamed enumerations.
OL
What is Family History
Devon Noel Lee
02/20/2018
Devon Noel Lee helps you define what family history is and how you can be involved.
IP
Finding Strangers in Your Pajamas
Andrew Lee
Learn how to build out 4 generations of a family tree without leaving your home.
IP
From Microfilm to Hyperspace
Andrew Lee
10/11/2019
Did you know that many genealogy services have records that you can browse but are not indexed? How can you find the records that have stories you are overlooking? In this class you’ll learn the best methods for quickly finding the answers to your questions without having to examine two million images one by one.
YT
Qingtime Assists With Chinese Genealogy
Andrew Lee
02/15/2017
Many Chinese families can trace their roots to many millennia before the Common Era. But how do Chinese in America connect back to their history? Xiong Liu talks with Andy Lee about Qingtime, and it's mission for every Chinese person to have their own genealogy.
YT
Help With Ukrainian Genealogy
Andrew Lee
02/15/2017
Surviving two World Wars and other document destroying history will not keep you from researching ancestors in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Poland! Interview with Mykola Pavlov with the Ukrainian Bar Association for Foreign Affairs. They can help you find answers when the records don't seem to exist!
YT
How to Handle Duplicates in Family Search Family Tree
Devon Noel Lee
10/04/2017
Does your ancestor have what I like to call "multiple personalities," where there are duplicates of that person on the tree? Why does this happen, and how can you fix it?
YT
Research Over My Shoulder Ep. #1 - Ophelia Woodruff
Devon Noel Lee
04/04/2018
"How do I research?" "What do I look for in records?" "How do I know if this is my ancestor?" You've got a lot of questions, and we have a lot of answers! Welcome to Research Over My Shoulder, a new series where you get to see how the Fanatics research their ancestors.
YT
Learn How Ancestry.com Acquires Their Records - Interview With Todd Godfrey
Devon Noel Lee
05/05/2018
Todd Godfrey, Vice President for Global Content at Ancestry.com, chats with Devon Noel Lee during RootsTech to discuss record acquisition.
YT
What Can You Find in Circuit Court Records?
Melissa Barker
05/16/2018
What are circuit court records, and how can you use them? Melissa Barker, The Archive Lady, is here to help!
YT
Research AROUND the 1890 Census - REPLAY LIVE
Devon Noel Lee
10/19/2018
Do you struggle to research in the United States for your ancestors between the years 1880 - 1900 because the 1890 US Census record was damaged and destroyed? Today we'll cover a few tips on how to research around the census.
YT
How to Set Genealogy Research Goals + Live Q&A
Devon Noel Lee
12/16/2018
Are you ready to set genealogy research goals, no matter what time of year it is? Andy and Devon Noel Lee discuss the process of setting family history goals. Best of luck on your research journey. May you find new discoveries about your family history.