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Posts Tagged ‘Historical Research’

Military Justice, Historical Research and Contest to Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate

Posted by Writing PIs on May 28, 2012

Shaun Kaufman and Colleen Collins, the Writing PIs

Today at Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes we have a smattering of links to share, from Shaun Kaufman‘s educational article on military justice to tips for historical research.  Last, there’s a fun contest running through June 4, 2012 where the lucky winner gets a $10 Amazon gift certificate!

“Remembering Military Justice” by Shaun Kaufman

This article outlines key differences between civilian and military criminal defense. To read, click here.

Historical Research Tips

Below are some articles on researching history — handy info for writers, researchers and those interested in investigating people and events in the past. To read an article, click on the link.

Tips from a PI: Historical Research Sites for Your Stories by Colleen Collins

State Historical Society of North Dakota: Research Tips for Beginners

History Detectives: Historical Research Checklist

From Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes: Historical Research Links

Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Today through June 4, 2012, Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews is running a contest for The Zen Man by author-private investigator (and Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes’s co-author) Colleen Collins.  For more information on how to enter the contest, click link below (hint: if you post a comment to this Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes’s blog, you get bonus points!):

Contest: Win a $10 Amazon gift certificate

Have a great week, Writing PIs

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Historical Research: Some Handy Links

Posted by Writing PIs on July 30, 2009

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Whether you’re writing a story that requires digging into the past, or investigating a case that requires historical research, below are some useful research websites: Contains information such as census data, old schoolbooks (for selected years/locales), U.S. military records, selections of military field manuals (some going back to the Civil War), immigration data (e.g., ship passenger lists, naturalization records, etc.), and more.  They offer a free newsletter as well as a free trial membership.  After that, there’s an annual fee. Offers listings of newspaper obituaries and government records of U.S. deaths (fee-based).  Offers genealogy records and research, including access to selected military histories and records, court and legal records, census and lists, and more.  All searches are free. Offers free genealogy website for genealogical research in every county and state of the United States.   Types of information available: transcribed census records, tombstones, deed records, historical newspaper articles, historical maps, possible ancestor photos, and more.

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