My New Course! Researching U.S. Government Records 101

Researching U.S. Government Records 101 by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA.. Yes, that would be me. I haven’t only been twiddling my thumbs during these stay-at-home months. The course is designed for those who don’t know a lot about U.S. government records and the U.S. National Archives. If you read until the very end, there is a special offer for you! I have enjoyed working with Liza Alzo’s company Research Write Connect Academy on this.

This new four-session course is designed to introduce students to the vast number of records held by the United States government. Federal records are found with the U. S. National Archives (NARA) (in many locations), Library of Congress, Federal 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 grandpa’s  leg was injured or what happened to the family business can be found. The federal census and military pension records you may know about are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. We will focus on NARA and you may be surprised at all that you can find online and learn more about what can be done on future visits to NARA locations. Once you have completed the course and a few assignments, you may return to the recorded lessons at any time to refresh what you learned. The course is accompanied by a six-page handout filled with details and an extensive list of books and websites. A special way of learning more, asking questions, and sharing discoveries is shared at the end.

This course has a regular price of $79.00 and you are not restricted to viewing it only once. Through Sunday, May 31, 2020, use this code to save $20.00 off that price. PAULA20

Where to register?  and look under Genealogy Courses. Liza Alzo has more details on her blog and explains how the course evolves for students.

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