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April Featured Course: The ABCs of DNA

Apr 25, 2022

Happy National DNA Day!

Today, is National DNA Day and to celebrate we are offering a 30% discount on our course The ABCs of DNA at Research Write Connect


Use the promo code DNA30 at checkout to take 30% off the regular price of $87.00 USD  (now just $60.90 USD with promo code). Offer expires 30 April 2022 (11:59 p.m. Eastern time). The course is self-paced so you can save now and start the course later, whenever it is convenient for your schedule.

In this course, taught by instructor, Regina Negrycz, you will learn all the basics you need to get started with DNA!  Core concepts presented in this course include:

  • DNA Composition and Terminology
  • The types of DNA tests available and which test to take
  • Who should test and how to test
  • Next steps

View the full course outline at The ABCs of DNA course information page.

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Welcome New Research Write Connect Blog Readers!

Apr 17, 2022

Designed by author and educator Lisa Alzo to be a place to learn from accomplished genealogy and writing instructors, Research Write Connect includes an evolving series of courses sure to help you level up your skills.

 Learn how to share compelling stories through beginner and advanced writing courses, how to begin your genealogy research, and how to use the giant genealogy websites.  Develop your research skills through specialty topics such as finding female ancestors, DNA, vital events, city directories, the genealogical proof standard, U.S. government records, and much more.

And now through 30 June 2022, save $20 off any course or coaching service with coupon code LISA20.

Learn more our courses by clicking the links below.

Genealogy Courses

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March Featured Course: Finding Your Female Ancestors

Mar 09, 2022

March is National Women's History Month and to celebrate, we are excited to announce a discount on the Finding Your Female Ancestors course available at Research, Write, Connect!

This course is packed full of information from my 30+ years of researching female ancestors! 

Limited Time: Save 30%

Register today and take 30% off the regular price of $99 (now just $69.30 USD)

Use coupon code: FEARLESS2022

Offer expires 31 March 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time!

Here's What You'll Learn

By taking this course today, you will quickly overcome the common challenges of missing maiden names and male-dominated record sets to finally find the females in your family tree. Get strategies and methods to help you tell "her" story!

Course Highlights

  • Work on your own schedule.
  • Tips and Techniques: Detailed lessons and instructional videos will show you successful strategies for finding your female ancestors.
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February Featured Course: Crafting Your Memoir

Feb 04, 2022

Have you thought about writing your life story or sharing your life experiences with others?

Memoir is one of the most popular, yet controversial writing genres out there today. It’s a story only you can tell, and the good news is you don’t have to be a professional writer to do it.

Our mini course "Crafting Your Memoir" will walk you step-by-step through the fun and exciting process of authoring your own life, and help you tap into your creative muse.

This month, we are offering the Crafting Your Memoir mini-course at 30% off the regular price through February 28th!



If you've ever thought about writing your life story, now is the time!

Sign up before 28 February 2022 and save 30% the regular price of $97.00, (now just $69.30) with promo code MEMOIR30.

Click here to register now!

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January Featured Course: Beginning Genealogy

Jan 19, 2022

Did you receive a DNA test kit over the holidays? Or perhaps you spent time with family looking through old photographs and need some help exploring your heritage? 

This month, we are offering our popular beginner's course at 30% off the regular price through January 31st!

Do you have a desire to research your family tree? Want to know from whom you descend and where?

Have you begun your tree but would like to build your research skills?

The desire to discover our ancestors continues to grow in popularity with the addition of online trees, genealogy TV shows, and the popularity of DNA tests.  How do we begin to create our family tree and know we are researching the right lines and adding the right people? How do we know where to look for the information we need and if it is correct? The process can be overwhelming.

Beginning Genealogy -Starting Off Right is a basic introduction to genealogy research.  View the full course information page here.  

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BlacK Friday Sale ~ Save 50% Off Research Write Connect Courses

Nov 24, 2021

If you want to level up your genealogy or writing skills check out our Black Friday Sale at Research Write Connect!

Whether you are a beginner who wants to explore family history, understand DNA testing and specific record sets, or an experienced researcher hoping to write your family history or memoir, then take advantage of our Black Friday Sale and save 50% on all classes and 1:1 Coaching services at Research, Write, Connect through , Tuesday, 30 November 2021!  (Note: Offer is not valid on past purchases).

All courses are self-paced with no set start or end dates so you can begin at a date and time that suits your schedule! These are the lowest prices of the year on our courses/coaching so you don't want to miss out on this deal!
Use promo code THANKS50 at checkout to claim your 50% savings!

Offer good until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 30 November 2021.

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31 Days to Discover Your Family History: Free Genealogy Tips for October

Oct 01, 2021

Happy Family History Month!

At Research Write Connect we are kicking off October's National Family History Month by offering a FREE PDF Download: "31 Days to Discover Your Family History" that you can use to work on one genealogy/family history task each day this month.

This guide has one tip for each day of October to help you research your family tree, organize, preserve, and write family stories, and much more!

We will be featuring a few of our favorite tips throughout the month on this blog and our social media channels, so follow us there!

For example, for today, 1 October 2021, our first tip is:

Set the stage for Family History Month by listening to inspiring tunes, such as Neil Diamond’s “America”, "We are Family" by Sister Sledge, or “Lady Liberty” by Orleans. Creating a playlist of your favorite songs is a good way to stay motivated as you make progress on your family tree!

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Preparing Your Genealogy Research for the 1950 Census Using City Directories

Apr 26, 2021

[This article is by Diana Crisman Smith for Research Write Connect]


Have you heard the exciting news? The 1950 U.S. Federal Census will be released on 1 April 2022!

I’ve been waiting for this one to see what all the family that I know were up to at that time (I hadn’t yet made my initial appearance). It is understood that, as with the 1940 census, it is planned to be released UNINDEXED, then crowdsourcing will index it. It was expected that would take a year - but you know how impatient genealogists are: we got together on several platforms and went to work - it was done in 6 months. I expect 1950 will be a similar effort.


Blank 1950 Census Form

In the meantime, however, there will be records out there that we want to see NOW. This will be possible, but that means you need to know where to look. There are some aids in development which will help. But we need to do some homework first.

1. Figure out who was living in 1950 and start trying to put...

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Spring Fling Sale! Save on All Courses and Coaching at Research Write Connect

Apr 22, 2021

Now that spring is finally here, it is the perfect time to plant and prune your family tree, and spruce up your family history stories! 

If you need a bit of help getting started, sign up now for one of our great genealogy or writing courses or 1:1 writing coaching packages at Research Write Connect and save $20 with our Spring Fling Sale! Use promo code SPRING21 - valid through 30 April 2021.

All courses are self-paced with no designated start or end dates so you can learn according to your own schedule.

Perfect for Beginners

We have several courses for those just beginning their genealogical journey or writing process, including:

Beginning Genealogy: Starting Off Right with Cheri Passey - Learn the basics of beginning your genealogy journey to make sure you are starting off right. Learn how to start and find records. Click here to register now.

Finding Your Family History on the Giant Genealogy Websites (with Sunny Jane Morton) - Learn how to...

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Celebrate Women's History Month: Finding Your Female Ancestors Course

Mar 03, 2021

When I began my genealogy research some 30 years ago, I started with researching my maternal grandmother. In those days before online databases, I spent countless hours digging through old documents and corresponding with various archives and repositories to obtain records to verify family stories.

In hindsight, choosing a woman for my first research project may not have been the best strategy since historically women are typically more difficult to track down. Eventually, I learned enough details about my grandmother's life to write my book Three Slovak Women. I overcame many research challenges and I can help you find your elusive female ancestors.

March is National Women's History Month and to celebrate, I'm excited to announce a discount on my course Finding Your Female Ancestors available at Research, Write, Connect!

This course is packed full of information from my 30+ years of researching female ancestors!

Limited Time: Save $20 

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