Diane L. Richard

2408 Dunbrook Ct
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-8439
United States
Above is Primary Business Address
5911 Edsall
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
This is DC-Area Business Address

Business Phone: 919-231-8137
Fax: 919-255-9528

Email: dianelrichard@mosaicrpm.com
URL: www.mosaicrpm.com

Contact between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm US Eastern




  • NC research (Statewide, ALL time periods & includes Online Resources, Strategies & Research in all kinds of Records, African-American, Migration to other Southern States, Military, Land, and much more)
  • Southern Research (those born in xxx and found living in yyy research problems, neat southern records, and more)
  • Internet-based genealogy and family history resources (regular contributing author to Internet Genealogy, http://www.mosaicrpm.com/Internet_Genealogy_Articles.html)
  • Freedmen's Bureau Records
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Records
  • Lineage Society Proof
  • Using Online Maps

  • Lectures:

  • North Carolina Family History Research Overview
  • North Carolina County Records as relates to Genealogy & House History Research
  • North Carolina Repositories [what goldmines!]
  • Online North Carolina Research -- no longer the Rip Van Winkle State!
  • Pre-1913 NC Vital Records
  • Civil War Era Genealogy Records (focus on NC)
  • Colonial NC Genealogy Research
  • Freedmen's Bureau Records
  • Please see Specialties, list of "Recent Engagements" and check out the "Members' Calendar page" ... if listed as a recent engagement, currently scheduled talk, or under specialties (or it's related to those) -- please get in touch!
  • Additionally, any topic of a recently published article, http://www.mosaicrpm.com/published_articles.html might also be available as a lecture or workshop topic

  • Previous Engagements:


  • NCGS Webinar -- Pre-1913 NC Vital Records Challenging and Elusive and Not Necessarily Impossible to Find [live webinar 16 January, free viewing 6-8 February, afterwards available to NCGS members. Details here, http://www.ncgenealogy.org/webinars-menu]

  • Joint WCGS/D-OGS Meeting (Cary, NC) -- Calling in the Big Guns - When to Hire a Professional Genealogist, How They Can Help, and What to Expect
  • Joel Lane Museum House (Raleigh, NC) -- Joel Lane's Ancestors: digging Deeper [an in-depth look into Colonial NC Records -- what survives & what can you learn] [available for purchase, $15, email to Joellane@bellsouth.net]
  • OLLI (McKimmon Ctr, Raleigh, NC (6 Week Class) -- Beginning Genealogy -- So Many Ancestors; Let's Get Started!
  • Graham Library (NC) -- Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: the Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy"
  • North Carolina Genealogical Society (WEBINAR) -- Freedmen's Bureau Records -- NCGS members can access for free via http://www.ncgenealogy.org/menu-member-webinars & others can purchase it on CD (includes handout) via http://www.ncgenealogy.org/publications/ncgs-books-cds/283-webinars-cd-brochure-july-2014/file

  • 2nd North Carolina Family History Fair & Wake County Genealogical Society -- Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: the Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy"

  • Virginia Beach Genealogical Society -- Genealogical Research and Resources for North Carolina
  • WCGS -- Interested in Joining a Lineage Society?
  • Federation Genealogical Societies (Audio versions of these two talks are available via Fleetwood, http://www.fleetwoodonsite.com/index.php?cPath=299_331#.U-YWiPldWZM -- #1 The Evolution of the Wake County Genealogical Society: Handling the challenges of advancing technology, declining membership and more & #2 Sweet Home Alabama -- Getting the James Family Back to It's NC Roots
  • WCGS -- Sweet Home AL; Getting the James Family Back to NC
  • (6 week course - 2 hrs/sessions; ENCORE (NC State)) -- Southern Roots, Southern Stories - Researching our Ancestors

  • North Carolina Genealogical Society Speakers (NCGS) Forum & Wake County Genealogical Society & FamilyHistory Center (Raleigh) & Durham-Orange Genealogical Society -- Freedmen's Bureau Records Much More Valuable to Anyone's Research Than You Might Have Thought!
  • North Carolina Archives -- Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research: The N.C. Archives Can Put Great Resources at Your Fingertips
  • WCGS -- hands-on exploration & real-time internet access -- FamilySearch workshop
  • WCGS -- hands-on exploration & real-time internet access -- Online NC Resources

  • NCGS Speakers Forum -- Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
  • FamilyHistory Center (Raleigh) -- Online Maps
  • FamilyHistory Center (Raleigh) -- Born in NC

  • NCGS Speakers Forum -- Born in NC: Making the Connection back to North Carolina, a case study
  • WCGS -- Newspapers
  • WCGS -- Emigration, Immigration, Passenger & Naturalization Records and Passports
  • Carolina Meadows -- Exploring Maps for Research or Curiosity

    Earlier engagements can be provided upon request

  • Bio:

    M.E. and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; researcher since 1987.

    Has been giving talks on genealogical topics since 2006. List of talks given and feedback provided can be found here, http://mosaicrpm.com/presentations_talks_workshops.html

    Completed NIGR (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~natgenin/) in 2010

    Ready research access to NC State Archive & Library, Wake County NC Resources, FHC, and other RTP-area local libraries & archives (UNC-CH, Duke, ECU etc). Listed researcher at NC Archives, UNC-CH and Duke). Access also to the Library of Virginia (LVA) and all DC repositories (NARA, LOC, etc).

    Author for Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle and editor of Upfront with NGS blog and Wake Treasures (WCGS Journal).

    Member: APG, NC-APG, NGS, NCGS, WCGS.

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