Saturday, August 06, 2011

NGS: Video series expands

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Bravo for online learning opportunities for genealogists, and NGS has added to its inventory with two public and one members-only offerings.

National Genealogical Society August Video Releases
Arlington, VA. 5 August 2011: The National Genealogical Society has released three videos for the month of August, all produced by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

Available to the Public on YouTube:
The NGSGenealogy channel on YouTube presents Education at the National Genealogical Society with Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. Tom Jones describes the importance of understanding content and methodology, and how NGS helps genealogists develop their skills. The NGSGenealogy channel is at  

Available to the Public on the NGS Website:
The National Genealogical Society online interview series presents How Geology Made Me a Better Genealogist with Willis H. White, CG. In Will’s words, geology and genealogy are both about interpreting the past. He describes the foundation of learning he brought as a geologist to the study of genealogy and how he gained the education needed to become successful as a genealogist. The video is playing on the videos page of the National Genealogical Society website at

Available to NGS Members on the NGS Website:
In the Society’s newest production, the August offering for members of the National Genealogical Society, Thomas W. Jones, co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), reflects on the challenges of seeking the truth in genealogical research. This video is for National Genealogical Society members at the NGS website. Log in at, click on the Members Only tab, and then click on NGS Videos in the sidebar menu. Members who missed earlier releases can also enjoy conversations with Thomas Adams, Jan Alpert, Leslie Anderson, Laura DeGrazia, Helen Leary, Elizabeth Shown Mills, David Rencher, and Will White in the members’ area.

If you have comments on our videos please e-mail the executive producer, Arlene V. Jennings, CG, at   

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, VA-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.


  1. Just tried to view Willis White's video on NGS and kept being told that it was restricted to members. What gives here, Myrt?

  2. Oh, Ray, be sure to let the NGS folks know about the problem you encountered. There is nothing Ol' Myrt can do to assist.