Learn How to Research U.S. Government Records in New Course from Research, Write, Connect

Have you ever wondered if there are untapped federal records you can use in your genealogy research to find your ancestors? Not sure where or how to begin to find them? 

Then check out the new course, Researching U.S. Government Records (101) by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA at Research, Write, Connect

In this self-paced, 4-week “drip” course, you will learn how to research the treasure trove of federal records of the U.S. government and mine the rich personal and other details they contain to compile a better picture of your ancestors and their families.

Sign up by 31 May 2020 and receive $20 off with promo code PAULA20. Click here to learn more and start your course today!

Course Details

Researching U.S. Government Records (101)

In this course, you will get:

  • Self-Paced Study – 1 Lesson Per Week. There is no deadline to finish this course. You will receive an email with a link to begin your course one day after purchase. Lessons will be “dripped” via email message to you on a weekly basis so you can work through the materials and assignments at a pace that suits your own schedule, experience, and learning style. 
  • Tips and Techniques – Easy-to-understand lesson materials and short simple videos will cover how to start, understand terminology, organize your research, avoid common mistakes, and learn what types of records are available and where to find them.
  • Interactive Learning – Assignments will provide an opportunity to begin the process of building your tree by putting the concepts into action as you move through the course. Interact with your instructor via a private course Facebook Group.
Course Description

Federal records are found with the U. S. National Archives (in many locations), Library of Congress, Depository Libraries, Family History Library/FamilySearch, state historical societies, university libraries, state archives, and via many of today’s genealogy subscription websites. Others remain with the designated federal agency. Many are one-of-a-kind documents. 

The details found in the records are astounding and help to compile a better picture of our ancestors and their families. From birth, marriage, and death details all the way to how Great Great Grandpa Earl’s leg was injured or what happened to the family business can be found. The federal census and military pension records you know about are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

As such, the family history details found in material created by the United States federal government are voluminous. This course will introduce you to records you may not know about and how to find them. 

Click here to view a detailed course outline.

A Message from the Instructor

“Ten years in a row spent in intensive researching at the National Archives in Washington, DC and College Park, Maryland. Then research at several of the regional locations of NARA. I knew I had to share details and discoveries with others so they could enhance their own family history. Once I was back in DC in December of 2019, I knew how I wanted to share more about the unbelievable records of our federal government. I hope you enjoy this four-session introduction to a variety of records, finding aids, and both online and in-person access. The syllabus that accompanies this is extensive and provides more detail.’

~ Paula Stuart-Warren, Instructor

About the Instructor

Paula is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, writer, and research coach. She is based in Minnesota but research has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. She has done presentations on various topics for national, state, and local groups in the U.S., Canada, and on cruise ships. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. For ten years, she lived in the Washington, DC area for weeks at a time while researching at the National Archives and other area repositories. She last researched at the Archives in DC at the end of 2019. She has also researched on-site at several of the other NARA locations. Her other extensive experience with federal records has been with microfilmed, digitized, and published material found in other repositories and online. She has written books and many articles about family history and records and is an active volunteer in many organizations. Her contracted research has assisted authors, law firms, television shows, historical societies, and others with projects. Paula is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and an instructor for Ancestry Academy, FamilyTree University, and Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and Minnesota Genealogical Society. She was the first President of the Northland Chapter of APG. She has received many awards for her work, most recently the 2019 Association of Professional Genealogists Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a member of many genealogical and historical organizations. Her ancestors came to the U.S. from eight other countries and she has also researched the southern roots of her father-in-law. Sharing the knowledge and experience of her years in genealogy is a vital part of her life which also includes her own continuing education.

~ Paula

If you are ready to get started, click here to reserve your spot.  Use promo code PAULA20 at checkout to get the special ($20 off) introductory price today.

Offer ends 31 May 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. [Offer valid ONLY on the U.S. Government Records 101 Course.]

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