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Genealogy Television Series & Videos
This page contains information on genealogy and DNA related documentary television series, some genealogy and DNA related dramas, and a list of some genealogy and DNA instructional videos. The photo above shows artwork for the UK series Who Do You Think You Are? and was sourced here and edited via Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Genealogy Television Documentaries
Listed below are some television documentaries series and movies on genealogy and family tree research including DNA. Some of the more popular series research the ancestry and family trees of celebrities, while others research non-celebrities, and some include the results of DNA ethnicity testing and DNA matching. The availability of a given series will vary based on country, streaming provider, etc. This list will be continually updated and expanded, and if you know of any other series, please kindly let me know.
Genealogy Television Dramas
Listed below are some fictional television dramas and dramatizations of true stories that involve genealogy or DNA. Depending on your television entertainment viewing preferences, these dramas might be of interest to genealogists, as family tree research or DNA is part of the plot. This list will be continually updated and expanded and if you know of any other series or movies, please kindly let me know.
Genealogy Educational Videos
Listed below are some instructional and educational videos about genealogy and family tree research. This list is personalized, and includes tips, techniques, and practices that I have applied to my own research, or have found helpful, even as reminders and refreshers. This list will be continually updated and expanded, and if you know of other videos that you found helpful, please kindly let me know. Click on each toggle to expand it and reveal further details.
Genealogical Proof Standard
Listed below are some instructional videos about the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), which is a set research guidelines that was established by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). While the guidelines are primarily intended for professional genealogists, they can and should be understood and utilized by serious researchers. The standard consists of five elements, which are conducting reasonably exhaustive research, that each statement of fact has a complete and accurate source citation, the evidence is reliable and has been skillfully correlated and interpreted, any contradictory evidence has been resolved, and the conclusion has been soundly reasoned and coherently written.
Names, Dates, and Places
Listed below are some instructional videos about names, dates, and places. These videos provide some practical tips on how to best record and enter names in your family tree, including forenames, surnames, and how to handle name changes. There are also tips on entering dates and locations, which can be confusing at times, as the county boundaries regularly changed as new states and counties were formed.
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