Ancestors

Watch Ancestors

  • 2000
  • 2 Seasons

This series explores the fascinating world of family history records. You'll travel around the globe as each episode weaves expert instruction with moving personal stories. Ancestors demonstrates to viewers how to use a wide variety of records for family history research.

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Probate Records
12. Probate Records
July 10, 2000
The passing of a loved one is a trying time, but in later generations, the death of that ancestor can provide valuable information to the family historian. Learn about records that come from the probate process and the details found in wills.
Immigration Records
11. Immigration Records
July 10, 2000
Immigration records are the key to helping us accurately trace our lines back to the homelands of our ancestors.
Military Records
10. Military Records
July 3, 2000
Witness the success of Susan Hadler as she uses military records to connect with the father she never knew.
Newspapers As Records
9. Newspapers As Records
July 3, 2000
Old newspaper stories detail the escapades of Lori Davis's great-grandmother.
Cemetery Records
8. Cemetery Records
June 25, 2000
Cemetery records often contain clues to important dates, family relationships, and military service. Even if a tombstone fails to reveal more than the basic information, visiting your ancestors' final resting places brings you closer to them.
Census Records
7. Census Records
June 25, 2000
Census records contain precious names, ages, birthplaces, and relationships. Use these records to discover when your ancestors may have arrived in the U.S., how they made a living, and more.
Vital Records
6. Vital Records
June 19, 2000
Searching for his ancestors' birth and marriage records, Jeff Gallup reconnects with his Italian heritage in his ancestral village of Piana.
Religious Records
5. Religious Records
June 19, 2000
Learn how to make the most of records found in church registries.
Compiled Records
4. Compiled Records
June 12, 2000
At some point, many genealogists decide that it's time to shift effort from collecting new information about the family to sharing it with others. Writing a family history is one of the most effective and satisfying ways of doing this.
Genealogy and Technology
3. Genealogy and Technology
June 12, 2000
Resources on the computer help Megan Smolenyak find cousins she didn't know she had.
Records at Risk
2. Records at Risk
June 5, 2000
Thousands of irreplaceable records are destroyed every day, but around the world, heroic efforts are being made to preserve them.
Family Records
1. Family Records
June 5, 2000
Journals, diaries, letters, photographs, and even family Bibles not only provide names and dates, but bring ancestors to life.
Description

This series explores the fascinating world of family history records. You'll travel around the globe as each episode weaves expert instruction with moving personal stories. Ancestors demonstrates to viewers how to use a wide variety of records for family history research.

Ancestors is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on July 6, 2000.

Where to Watch Ancestors

Ancestors is available for streaming on the BYUtv website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ancestors on demand at and BYUtv.

  • Premiere Date
    July 6, 2000