Many overlook records that they think pertain to only one group of people. Though an invaluable and rich resource for information on freed slaves, these records also cover many other southerners from DE to TX – including ex‐soldiers, impoverished widows, and destitute parents. If your ancestors lived in the south in the immediate post-civil war time period, regardless of race and pre-war circumstances, you will want to learn about these records.
About our Speaker
Diane L Richard is the Principle of Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com. She has M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, neighboring locales and migration paths to the Mississippi River. She has researched NC roots for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode.
Since 2006 she has authored over 200 articles on genealogy topics for such publications as Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (was Family Chronicle), NCGS Journal, and local WCGS publications (newsletters and journal). Since 2010 she has been the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society and published over 1900 posts. She is currently editor of the journals for NCGS and WCGS.
She is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Wake County Genealogical Society (WCGS).
She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and as a speaker she has done webinars coast-to-coast on many topics and presented at NGS, FGS, SCGS, TxSGS, NERGC, FxGS, given presentations across NC, and talked at regional locations from Augusta GA to Fairfax VA about the availability and richness of records documenting North Carolinians, genealogical research techniques and tips, under-utilized resource collections, and much more.