There are some big genealogy groups and organizations that have created their own channel on YouTube. This means that genealogists can go to YouTube, view the videos, and learn more about the organization. This can be helpful if you are considering joining it someday.
We are in the age of social media. Businesses, politicians, and even genealogy organizations have started working on establishing a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media. If the group has created information in the form of video, then it makes sense to put it someplace online where interested people can view it for free. There are some genealogy organizations that are on YouTube, and who have videos for genealogists to check out.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), have their own YouTube channel. Genealogists can check out a five part video series called “Today’s DAR”, or a three part video series about the DAR library. There are also a few videos showing some events that the DAR was involved in, and what I think might be some community service that the DAR has participated in.
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is located in a few different places on YouTube. There is a YouTube channel that has been put together by the California SAR. It has three videos. One is a clip from a local news program that shows the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Liberty Chapter celebrating the birthday of George Washington. Another appears to be the same type of celebration, but filmed for the SAR. There is also a video of the SAR Library Dedication.
The National Genealogical Society has a total of 18 videos on their YouTube channel. They have an “interview series” for genealogists to view. Some feature Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, teaching genealogists about various subjects of interest. Others feature David Rencher, the Chief Genealogical Officer for Family Search. These are just a few of the videos on the NGS YouTube channel.
You can search YouTube to see if there are any genealogy organizations or societies from your state that have a YouTube channel. I used the YouTube search engine, and I typed in “California Genealogy Society”. This brought me a list of potential selections. One of the results connected me to the YouTube channel for the Southern California Genealogical Society.
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