Column: Virtual Visit Before You Go on YouTube

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Virtual Visit Before You Go on YouTube

Snippet: I’ve got a confession to make. I don’t watch television. Okay, I do watch the occasional Red Green and Rick Mercer show, but other than the half-hour comedies, there’s not much to draw me to spend time sitting in front of the boob tube. To fill in the entertainment void, I watch YouTube . It not only informs but teaches things I want to know.

YouTube is a huge website that allows everyone—amateurs as well as professionals—to upload and share their videos in the language of their choice. The website has grown tremendously since it began in February 2005. In fact, “48 hours of video are uploaded every minute, resulting in nearly 8 years of content uploaded every day.” That’s incredible.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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