Version 6

Video Tutorials

Most videos are short tutorials on a particular topic, although some also give an overview of the program.  See below the video description for a list of the versions of Family Historian that the video applies to.  A video may be applicable to a given version of Family Historian, even if originally made for an earlier version.

Recent additions include: What’s New in Family Historian 7?, and Family Historian’s Witnesses Feature.  For a video tour of Family Historian, see A Quick Tour of Family Historian 7; or, still useful, A Quick Tour of Family Historian 6 (Tutorial Version) (longer, with spoken commentary).

10 video(s) found
A Quick Tour of Family Historian
This video is a quick 8-minute tour of the main features of version 7. 
A Quick Tour of Family Historian 6 (tutorial version)
Not to be confused with the video tour of version 7 (see A Quick Tour of Family Historian 7).  This is a longer, tutorial video tour of Family Historian 6, with spoken commentary.
Add Pictures Using the Media Window
Learn how to add pictures to a Family Historian project using the Media Window. It also covers linking each person in a picture to their face.
Adding Marker Sets to the Map Window
Provides an introduction to the Map Window by showing how to add multiple sets of markers to a map. One marker sets maps where a person’s ancestors were born. Another set of markers mark where his wife’s ancestors were born. The video also demonstrates how to use the Time Slide
Family Historian’s Witnesses Feature
Tutorial on Family Historian, showing how to use the Witnesses feature to record special roles of participants in events. For example, it shows how to record the bridesmaids and best man at a marriage, and the executors and beneficiaries of a will.
GEDCOM 7 and GEDZIP
Demonstrates how to export to a GEDCOM 7 file, and how to import from a GEDCOM 7 file. Also demonstrates how to export to a GEDZIP file and import from a GEDZIP file.
Making Branches Stand Out
Learn how to improve the look of Family Historian diagrams by colouring tree branches distinctively to make them stand out. The video also demonstrates how to use the Family Connection Mapper tool (added in version 5) to colour lines connecting individual boxes and/or entire branch lines.
Moving Boxes and Branches
Within Family Historian diagrams, learn how to move boxes and branches, and even how to pull tree branches apart, to make them stand out from one another.
Resizing a Diagram to Fit Your Paper
Learn how to resize a Family Historian diagram to fit exactly within one sheet of paper when you print it, or if you prefer, to fit nicely over two or more sheets of paper.
What's New in Family Historian 7
An overview of some of the new features added in version 7 of Family Historian – including word processing features, research notes, source templates, transcription tools, data entry assistants, and more.

Independent YouTube Videos

The GenealogyReviews YouTube channel has a number of very useful videos about using Family Historian, including

The Guild of One-Name Studies YouTube channel includes Why I Use Family Historian – Paul Howes, which is over an hour long, and includes a demonstration of the Merge/Compare File feature, starting at 46:00, using a file that contains over 190,000 individuals.

More YouTube videos, covering different versions of Family Historian, can be found in this YouTube playlist.

User Group Videos

Many more videos about Family Historian, including video tutorials, can be found on the Family Historian User Group website (see also learn about the Family Historian User Group).