How to Create Family History Videos

If you’ve spent some time researching your family history, your discoveries probably include old documents like census records, and death certificates – not exactly exciting stuff to your kids and grand kids. And yet they are the ones you hope to pass your family’s history on to.

The truth is that the non-genealogists in your family aren’t captivated by the same things you may be. But we’re going to change all that with a tech tool that will help you create fabulous captivating videos about your family history. For perhaps the first time, your kids and grand kids will want to watch and share your family history wrapped up in these quick and professional looking videos.

The Video Tool: Animoto

Create extraordinary videos of your family history with Animoto. Its fast, offers a free trial & shockingly easy to use! No special skills required. 


  1. Click here to visit Animoto 
  2. (If you already have an account log out, and click Pricing in the menu)
  3. Click the Personal plan 
  4. At check out, click the link “Have a promo code?” and use our discount code GEMSACCESS  at checkout and get 10% off. (Expires 3/31/19)
  5. Remember, it takes 24 hours for access to be granted this special access. 

Having trouble getting signed up? Contact us here. 

Tips on Creating Videos Like These

How to Create Captivating Family History Videos
and How to Share Family History with the Non-Genealogists in Your Family

Watch the Video Tutorials

For best viewing, watch in FULL SCREEN mode. Click the Full Screen button in bottom right corner of each video. Press Escape to return to page.

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