October means American Archives Month and Family History Month. Both are big parts of family historians’ lives. It’s a perfect month to reflect on all that archives at city, county, state, regional and national levels provide online and in-person for our continuing research.
To help celebrate, I am offering a special $15.00 discount on registrations for my online course Researching U. S. Government Records 101. It’s four recorded lessons, an extensive handout, great insight and examples, and some relatively easy homework. You may do more than the suggested homework once you follow the steps because you won’t be able to stop yourself. All registrants will be invited to a private Facebook group for sharing your finds, asking questions, and reveling in what other find. Posts from past students stay on the page so that everyone may still share in the knowledge and questions. (I am assuming that the Facebook connection issues of October 4 will be resolved soon!)
The details found in government 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. The course focuses on the U.S. National Archives (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 savings discount is good through the end of 2021. That’s correct, through the end of the year, 31 December 2021. Use code PSW15 for your savings at https://www.researchwriteconnect.com/researching-u-s-government-records-101
Right now this course is extra important as you plan for future research requests or onsite research. For example, the U.S. National Archives (NARA) has closed its research facilities and is not taking requests for documents. Learning more about some records, the NARA website sections, and preparing for a trip to one of the locations or hiring someone down the road to obtain records on your behalf is what we need to do.
The course is one of many at Research Write Connect Academy. During October, the Academy is offering a free PDF “31 Days to Discover Your Family History” and please sign up for the newsletter! https://www.researchwriteconnect.com/october-2021-31-days-family-history
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