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Great Genealogy Finds in U.S. Government Records

Oct 05, 2020

[This article is by Paula Stuart-Warren for Research Write Connect]

When I decided to join Research Write Connect Academy, I had some ideas for courses. Compiling the course Researching U.S. Government Records 101 was done first as I hoped that students would get as excited as I am about the fantastic information found in these records. Then I hoped they would delve into the various finding aids at the U.S National Archives (NARA) website. Oh, did they get excited and involved!

I’ve spent many years researching at the National Archives locations in Washington, DC, College Park, Maryland, and several of the regional locations. At any one of these locations, I could still spend many years delving into records.

I may be guilty of getting a whole lot of students itching to visit one of these locations. The course shows not only online material, but also some of the textual records that still remain at NARA. The details all these records hold are phenomenal. My reward for the work...

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Celebrate Your Roots in October: Free Guide: 31 Days to Discover Your Family History

Oct 01, 2020

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 2020, 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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