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The Family History Library is equipped with an Orientation Room that seats about 40 people. If you have a larger group, our video presentations are available in all of our classrooms and computer labs. Some of the videos are linked so you can preview what you would like to show your group. The group of videos under "Celebration of Family History Videos" was created for the National Genealogical Society Conference in 2010. They are amazing! You may choose any one or all of them to show to your group. The entire group of Celebration videos is 23 minutes long.  Also be aware of the Library Orientation video that will help your group as they begin to use the library for research. Of special note, is the Granite Mountain Vault video that explains where the FamilySearch records are stored.

Celebration of Family History Videos

Clan McCloud
Bagpipes? Why would you want to play the bagpipes? This video shows how a young boy's desire to play the bagpipes changed the way his family looked at their heritage! (5 minutes)
Woven Generations
Have you ever had to do hard things? The story of a young woman as she immigrates to America and the feelings of her mother as she watches her leave. A ball of yarn is used to symbolize how picking up the threads of generations tie us to the past. (2 minutes)
Searching for Emma
Learn about Emma Lyons, a young woman who contracted leprosy and was forced to leave her family on Christmas day to live in a leper colony. Her story of courage and faith will inspire all to move forward in adversity. (5 minutes)
Letters From Estonia
Have you ever felt forced to do something you didn’t want to do? Watch how Uno Saga, a military man, was forced to join the German army and was determined to escape to freedom. Years later, his granddaughter finds letters from her grandfather and locates living relatives in Estonia. (6 minutes)
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Have you ever wondered how a song was written? This is the story of the inspired writing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. (6 minutes)
Celebration of Family History
This video is a compilation of all the above Celebration videos shown together.

Research and Records Videos

Archives to Save Records
Natural disasters are devastating for priceless genealogical records. After a massive cyclose hit Nuie Island, near New Zealand, FamilySearch was able to give copies of countless records to the islanders. (5 minutes)
Tour of the Archives
Where does FamilySearch store all of their records? Learn about the Granite Mountain Records Vault, a massive storage facility used for maintaining and storing genealogical records. Get a glimpse of a place that not only holds the equivalent of seventy Libraries of Congress, but is one of the most secure places in the world. (5 minutes)
Indexing and Digitizing
Ever wondered what happens after you index a record? Want to learn what indexing is? Now you can do both, as well as learn about the importance of indexing and arbitration. (6 minutes)

Family History Library Specific Videos

Orientation
This video is an orientation to the Family History Library. It introduces you to all the floors of the library and the resources we have here.(9 minutes)

 

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