“What’s New At Ancestry.com December 2013″ YouTube Video

Hi Everyone!

ancestry-logoI just did a quick look at YouTube and saw that there is now a December 2013 video posted from Ancestry.com that is titled “What’s New At Ancestry.com December 2013″.

The video is an approximate 30 minute production hosted by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com who provides the viewers with updates on what new things users of Ancestry.com should be aware of.

Topics covered in this video by Crista are:

  • Upcoming genealogy conferences for RootsTech and NGS
  • Branch Out contest every other month – you could win 20 hours of professional research and a 1 year subscription to the World Explorer from Ancestry.com.  You could also win a DNA submission kit.  Provide a Family History story of 500 words or less to Ancestry.com.  Ancestry.com will pick winner from submissions.  You need to re-enter a story for each upcoming contest.  One submitted story is not carried over into each contest.
  • Watch for upcoming Texas Resource Guide in PDF format from Ancestry.com.
  • New Content! – North Carolina Native American Census 1894-1913
  • New Content! – Associated Press Records (Searching them is a little tricky!).  These are abstracts of articles.
  • New Content! – England and Wales Quaker Birth, Marriage, Death Records for 1578 to 1837 (Quaker Records used “old” calendar method.
  • New Content! – Texas Birth Certificates 1903-1932 – 2.2 million records.
  • New Content! – Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982 – 6 million records.  Actual death certificate image included.

You can view this video directly here:

Crista does an excellent job of sharing what is new at Ancestry.com that can make your use of the product even more effective and beneficial with your family history research.  She shows you via her computer screen what to look for at the Ancestry.com site.

I also did a search on YouTube looking for similarly titled videos and did discover that there are many “What’s New At Ancestry.com” videos on YouTube going back at least until April of 2012.  These series of videos are a great tool to use to review going back in time so you keep current with all that is being offered and added to Ancestry.com.

Here is a simple link to my search in YouTube that will give you this nice list of these videos posted to YouTube that you can do some catching up on to know about all of the new things at Ancestry.com:

“What’s New At Ancestry.com” YouTube Videos

The host does a very good job verbally describing the new additions as well as showing you the new things at Ancestry via screencasting.  That allows you to see her computer screen as she points out the various “new” things you may see at Ancestry.com and where they are located.

Because so many of us use Ancestry.com, either via a personal subscription or by using the Ancestry product at our local libraries, these YouTube videos are quite informative to keep users up to date with new features that take root on Ancestry.com.  The host provides even more depth to the importance of the change and even why it was done.

I think you will enjoy the most recent video above as well as looking at the link above for even more of these videos.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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2 responses to ““What’s New At Ancestry.com December 2013″ YouTube Video

  1. Thanks for the great review, Tony!

    • Hi Crista,

      You are welcome!

      Thank you for creating those 30 minute videos each month highlighting new things related to Ancestry.com, especially highlighting some of the new databases. Since so many researchers utilize either a personal subscription to Ancestry or utilize Ancestry Library Edition, I want to be sure they keep in touch with new developments from Ancestry. And what better way than to highlight your monthly videos!

      Keep up the great video summaries!

      Tony Kierna
      Genealogy Coordinator
      Schaumburg Township District Library

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