16 September 2011

National Genealogical Society September Video Releases

Press Release

National Genealogical Society September Video Releases

Arlington, VA, 16 September 2011: The National Genealogical Society has released three new videos for the month of September. All three videos are produced by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

Available to the Public on the NGS Website and Available to the Public on YouTube:


The National Genealogical Society online interview series and the NGSGenealogy channel on YouTube present Cousins, with Leslie Anderson, MSLS, Reference Librarian at the Alexandria Library in Local History/Special Collections. A natural storyteller and philosopher in her professional role, Leslie was the lead editor of the Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865 compiled by the staff of the Alexandria Library and published by Heritage Books, Inc. In Cousins Leslie describes a surprising relationship discovery. The video is available for viewing on the videos page of the National Genealogical Society website and on the NGSGenealogy YouTube channel on and on Vimeo.

Available to NGS Members on the NGS Website:


The September video offering for members from the National Genealogical Society is The ABCs of DNA & Family Health History with Thomas H. Shawker, MD. This brief conversation provides an introduction to how DNA analysis can support genealogical research as well as some basic guidelines for studying your family health history. Thomas H. Shawker, MD, is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of DNA and family health history. He is the author of the NGS publication, Unlocking Your Genetic History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering Your Family’s Medical and Genetic Heritage.

This video is for viewing by National Genealogical Society members at the NGS website. Log in at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org, 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, Thomas W. Jones, and Will White in the members’ area.

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.


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