Announcing New Course on Using City Directories at Research Write Connect

Curious about how city directories can help you with your genealogical research? Want to learn how to locate directories online or in print? 

You can learn how to located and use these directories and more in a new course at Research Write Connect Academy, “Using City Directories for Genealogical Research: Windows to the Past” with instructor Diana Crisman Smith.

Click here to register today and save $10.00 off the regular price with promo code DIANA10 through 15 July 2020

Course Description:

Learn to use directories (city, rural, occupational, and others) to mine the many gems of information they contain. The details in directories are not only useful facts in themselves, but also serve as clues in the search for more details and documentation for a clearer image of the lives of our ancestors.

What You’ll Get

1. Self-Paced StudyThere is no required start or end date. Simply log in and begin your course immediately! You can work through the materials and exercises at a pace that suits your own schedule, experience, and learning style. 
2. Tips & Techniques: This new three-week course is designed to introduce students to the gems in city (and other) directories. The written lessons are supplemented by videos [closed-captioning provided], and a  handout with resources and websites.

3. Interactive Learning: Practical exercises will provide an opportunity to explore city directories, putting the concepts into action as you move through the course. Interact with your instructor via a designated Facebook Group.

View the full course outline here.

If you ever wanted to find a window to the past of the lives of your ancestors, city (and other directories) can provide that helpful glimpse! 

About the Instructor

Diana Crisman Smith has been researching her family history since grade school. She has been attending conferences, writing, teaching and presenting to genealogical audiences for over 40 years. Her research experience began with her own families in Denmark, Canada, and the US – including three Mayflower ancestors. She has added client research, aiding patrons at the local LDS Family History Search Center as a lay librarian for more than twenty years, and traveling to genealogical repositories around the country (and in Denmark) to explore family history resources. 

Diana has written feature and how-to articles and product reviews for online and print publications, including Heritage Quest, FamilyTree Magazine, Everton’s Family History Magazine, Genealogical Computing, Digital Genealogist, Family TreeMaker Magazine, APG Quarterly, NGS NewsMagazine, and others. She was an instructor for FamilyTree University, including courses on Land Records, Military Records, Civil War Research, Scandinavian Basics, Death Records, City Directories, Census Records, and RootsMagic software. 

She is also on the faculty of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, with a course on Danish Research. Diana is past board member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and the Florida State Genealogical Society, as well as the Great Lakes Chapter of APG and various local societies. She has presented a wide variety of topics at conferences throughout the United States, at sea, and via webinar. Since concluding a career in software consulting, she is concentrating her efforts on genealogical pursuits including researching, teaching, writing, and speaking.

Hurry! Register Soon

The special discount for this course ends on Wednesday 15 July 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Register now with promo code DIANA10 and get this course for just $77 USD.

Sign up today and learn how city (and other) directories can provide windows to the past for your ancestors!

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