1. National Genealogical Society Quarterly featuring Dr. Thomas W. Jones

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    This December issue of NGS online videos is the final segment from our first series of interviews based on the Paths to Your Past production. The series and the year 2011 fittingly end with one of the editors of the NGSQ speaking about the journal from his personal experience of having first read the journal, the learning opportunities its pages offer, and becoming the editor. 2012 will be the 100th anniversary year of the NGSQ, and a new video series will begin in tribute. Titled Voices of Genealogy, this series will be an archive of oral history of some of the most revered members of our community, preserving their presence for this and future generations of genealogists. The video is produced by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

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    • Becoming a Genealogist: My Father’s Journey, with Janet A. Alpert, CG

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      The NGSGenealogy channel on YouTube presents Becoming a Genealogist: My Father’s Journey, with Janet A. Alpert, CG. Jan Alpert pays tribute to her father who brought her to genealogy through his search for his mother’s family. It is a story of a daughter’s love for her father and of her father’s devotion to the memory of his mother who died when he was three. Jan is the immediate past president of NGS and served as chair of the annual NGS Family History Conference in Charleston, May 2011. She retired in 2004 from a thirty-five-year career in the title insurance industry. Both videos are produced by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

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      • NGS & The Board for Certification of Genealogists, with Laura DeGrazia, CG

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        The National Genealogical Society presents NGS & The Board for Certification of Genealogists, with Laura DeGrazia, CG, past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and co-editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Laura reflects on how the National Genealogical Society and the Board for Certification of Genealogists support genealogists in their efforts to produce quality genealogies.

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        • Cousins

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          The NGSGenealogy channel on YouTube presents 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. Video is produced by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

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          • Education at the National Genealogical Society with Thomas W. Jones

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            Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, describes the importance of understanding content and methodology, and how NGS helps genealogists develop their skills.

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            • Helen F.M. Leary: Stories from My Research

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              Helen F.M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS teaches important lessons for genealogists as she tells intriguing stories from her research. Film by Kate Geis and Allen Moore

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              • My Life in Genealogy with David Rencher

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                NGS Online Interview Series presents the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch telling the story of how he got his start in genealogy, his personal research, and the legacy he hopes to leave his children. Film by Kate Geis and Allen Moore.

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                • On Genealogy with Helen F.M. Leary

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                  Preeminent family historian Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, reflects on why people do genealogy and on the comforts that people find in researching their ancestors. In addition she touches on the unique experiences that researchers often encounter when researching their family tree -- those little touches of unexplained serendipity. Visit the National Genealogical Society at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org. Video produced by Kate Geis & Allen Moore.

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                  • Getting Started with Janet A. Alpert

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                    Janet A. Alpert, past President of the National Genealogical Society, reflects on her experience of how genealogists begin their journey and progress through multiple levels of interest and research activity. Whether you are just starting on your journey and could use a road map or are well on your way you will appreciate hearing Jan's thoughts. Visit the National Genealogical Society at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org. Video produced by Kate Geis & Allen Moore.

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                    • Helen F.M. Leary: Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings Research

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                      Preeminent family historian Helen Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, discusses her research on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Learn about the methodologies she used and how she studied primary records, such as Thomas Jefferson's farm book and letters he wrote to his brother, to build a case establishing that the Hemings children were the progeny of Thomas Jefferson.

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