Ancestors: Discovering Your Heritage [TV]
Produced by Craig L. Steiner
Directed by Matt Whitaker
Screenplay by Craig L. Steiner
Screenplay by Marcy Brown
Production Company: KBYU Television
Premiere Date: 2000
Length: 300 min.
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Subjects: family history; genealogy;
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Ancestors, Season 2
Ancestors has an emphasis on exploring the world of records. Host Scott Wilkinson goes on location around the world to visit with family historians, professional genealogists, and librarians who guide us through the most current information available for family history research. Each of these episodes, available for the first time on DVD, tells you about a type of record and how to use these records to get information about your ancestors. Episodes on these DVDs include:
-Records at Risk: describes heroic efforts to preserve irreplaceable records that provide a link to the past.
-Family Records: tells how journals, diaries, letters, and photographs not only provide vital names and dates, but also bring ancestors to life.
-Compiled Records: identifies various compiled records and tells how they can be a helpful starting point in family history.
-Genealogy and Technology: illustrates how the computer and the internet can be indispensable tools for seeking out family connections.
-Vital Records: explains how vital records create an important link between generations.
-Religious Records: highlights various religious records and tells how to determine an ancestor's religious affiliation.
-Cemetery Records: tells what to look for in cemeteries and discusses the kinds of records kept there. Includes how to transcribe headstones.
-Census Records: provides specific instructions on how these important records can pinpoint your ancestor's place in American history.
-Military Records: highlights service and pension records, demonstrating how military records are a rich source of detailed information.
-Newspapers: offers expert advice on how newspapers expand family history research.
-Probate Records: discusses the various records generated by the probate process.
-Immigration Records: details the variety of immigration records and how to discover the details of your immigrant ancestor's journey.
-Writing a Family History: tells how to write, publish, and share a family history.
View BYU Library catalog record
HBLL Call No: DVDMM 55
Total Queries: 16. Total Execution Time: 0.017 sec.
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