• YouTube, Genealogy and the National Archives

    January 13, 2012 by  
    Filed under Articles, Latest News

    In a press release January 4, 2012 The National Archives announced the launch of online “how-to” workshops. Available on the National Archives YouTube Chanel





    The workshops are to cover genealogy research topics on:

    • Census
    • Immigration
    • Military records


    Diane Dimkoff, Director of Customer Services for the National Archives says of the series “The National Archives is proud to make our most popular genealogy lectures available online and ready for viewing by anyone, anywhere, at any time,”

    The workshops, which are a series of video shorts, will cover the use of National Archives records for genealogical research. The videos are produced in lecture format and lead by a team of experts.

    The line up includes:

    Genealogy Introduction: Military Research at the National Archives: Volunteer Service

    The compilation of military service records held at National Archives.

    Lead by expert John Deeben

    Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Regular Service

    A description on the use of Army and Navy registers of enlistment and rendezvous reports.

    Lead by expert John Deeben

    Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records

    A discussion on the use of pension records to research military service (1775-1916).

    Lead by expert John Deeben

    Genealogy Introduction—Immigration Records at the National Archives

    An overview of immigration records (1800-1957).

    Lead by experts Katherine Vollen and Rebecca Crawford

    Genealogy Introduction: Census Records at the National Archives

    Tips and strategies for researching US Federal Census (1790-1930).

    Lead by expert Constance Potter

    Read the Press Release

    Genealogy Beginner says,” If you are looking for very specific information on the dates provided tune into the National Archives on YouTube”.


    Do you want to know what other great genealogy information you can find on YouTube? Join us on the forums “Genealogy News and Events” for Some of YouTube’s Best in Genealogy.


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