Of course, there was and is a significant personal and family impact. However, in some ways, because our family is spread out across the world, we have developed ways to maintain contact with our family members that have increased our interaction as a family.
With the increase in online communication, The Family History Guide began a major increase in its video output. In the past, I have worked with computer-aided video. I started back when the idea of using computers to edit video was in its infancy. As a dedicated photographer, I have completely embraced the digital image world. It has been a long time since I used film to take a photograph. I learned how to use some of the first video editing tools but the huge number of videos needed for The Family History Guide project gave me an incentive to acquire a professional level of competence. I started with spending a considerable time learning Adobe Premier Pro 2020 and then spending additional time learning all of the details of its operation and use. I also learned Adobe Audition and some of the other video-related programs. Here is one of the latest videos on The Family History Guide YouTube Channel.
These short videos and many others on our YouTube Channel focus on very specific research opportunities or on reinforcing learning specific tasks. The other series of videos on the YouTube Channel is called the "Show Me" videos. Here is one example.
Many other members of The Family History Guide team have been directly or indirectly involved in helping me or in the making of additional videos. Here is an example of one of the recent videos made by Scott and Angelle Anderson.
In addition to being involved in videography, I have been busy with several other projects. One of these is the MyHeritage.com Facebook Live series of webinars. I have another Facebook Live appearance scheduled for January 27, 2021.
In addition, as a missionary at the Brigham Young University Family History Library, I am teaching live classes each Sunday evening a 5:00 and continuing my monthly scheduled webinars. The classes are not recorded but the webinars are uploaded to the BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel along with videos produced by many other missionaries. Here is an example of a recent webinar from the YouTube Channel.
With all this video production, all the classes, and all the webinars, I have not been posting on my blogs as regularly as I did previously. In the near future, I may help start a weekly online Facebook Live broadcast and add even more videos to The Family History Guide YouTube Channel.
As I usually do, I welcome emails, telephone calls, and text messages asking for help with your genealogy research. I have had some really interesting questions asked recently.