It seems that I left the best for last of the RootsTech videos (of those I intend to watch).
YouTube Your Family History By Devin Ashby was extremely good. He spent a short time with background information about You Tube and then gave three ideas for ways to use You Tube. First was an Ancestor Video. Creating a life story for an individual can be wonderful. He does a great job of showing that a video might be much more interesting to family members than the boring trees and charts I love so much. He suggests some possible software applications that can be used to produce your video. He has great ideas, some of which will may the “Aunties Project” I’m working on much better. I think I can also use some of his ideas on some church videos. So his material was very useful.
He talks some about creating a website tour, where you provide sort of a guide to your website. I don’t think that is useful to me right now, but I’ll keep the idea in the back of my mind in the event it does become necessary.
Finally, he talked about creating a channel. He mentioned that having a channel can provide a way to make money from your videos. Of course, he mentions his channel, The Google Genealogist which looks very good. I’ve subscribed and am looking forward to seeing more of his materials.
As a side note, in the background portion of his talk he mentions the YouTube Symphony. I had vaguely heard of it but had never seen it. His mention spurred me to looking it up. It is really good. I’m playing it as background as I work and am enjoying it immensely.