Anywho, I was still able to find you a Hip Tip. Today I went over to YouTube to watch a video [Don't remember what.], and I saw a promoted video from Ancestry.com, and because it was only hours old and not a promo commercial, I did it. I clicked it.
And? I'm SO glad I did. Ancestry.com has begun a Desktop Education Series called Ancestry.com LIVE. [I like that name. It's like Saturday Night Live.] Like I mentioned, they just started them, and there are only 2 in the series so far. The videos aren't too long either ~ 20 minutes, and the premise is that each video answers a question submitted by an Ancestry.com user ahead of time.
Now, Ancestry.com had a chance to make this a formal teaching video series, and I'm SO very glad they didn't. It's an informal video that will be enjoyable to the new users and the not-so-new users of Ancestry.com. I actually felt like an Ancestry.com researcher was in my home showing me how to use Ancestry.com. [Oh yeah, they were.]
Ancestry.com is on to something here. And I have a feeling that it's good. But don't take my word for it. I embedded below the 2nd video where the Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowan, is answering the question, "How can I use a death record to learn more about my ancestor's life?"
If you're unable to view the video, then please check it out here: http://youtu.be/iwz6891V4do
So what do you think. Hip Tip, huh? Go take a look at the series on their Desktop Education Series Playlist. Then go take a look at the main Ancestrycom YouTube Channel. Why? Because they have a ton more videos on there. And? Their designer(s) did a fantastic job on their YouTube Channel. It's pretty.
And who doesn't need 'pretty' on a 2-hump Hump Day?