The popular 5 Minute Genealogy series has been revised and updated to reflect new information and provide a fresh feel to the series. Our popular spokeswoman Jessie, still narrates the series and does so in a way that makes it all sound so doable and so easy. In fact, it really is easier than most people think genealogy is. She walks the viewer through each video segment in the series and does it in such a way as to remove any sense of mystery that people may associate with doing genealogy work.
Episode 1 focuses on the 5 minute challenge, which is the foundation of this series. Jessie first shows, through her own experience, that by using FamilySearch.org, the average person really can find a record of their ancestor within the first 5 minutes of searching. She then goes to a local café and finds people at random to test the 5 minute theory. Time after time, users are delighted to discover that they can find an ancestor so quickly and with relatively little effort within the first few minutes of their search.
Anyone who teaches a class on doing basic research will find that all of segments that make up the 5 Minute Genealogy series are an excellent tool to use in any class room environment. They work great in family history centers as well where patrons often come to learn how to start doing their own research. The content is easy to follow and informative and is fun to watch. Jessie keeps the viewer engaged and teaches them some valuable basic strategies for doing their own research.
Whether you use these revised 5 Minute Genealogy video clips to teach a class or simply to learn for yourself how to do basic research, you will find them easy to follow and a lot of fun. They show just how easy starting your own research can be.