Genealogy and Family History and related Research Services
Lecturer and Author on Genealogical Topics
Hello, my name is Diane L Richard. I am the Owner/President of Mosaic Research and Project Management. I often short-hand that to MosaicRPM.
We have been doing genealogy research since 1987, as a professional since 2003, along with writing and lecturing since 2006. We would love to support you as you research your ancestors.
To learn all about our genealogy, family history and general history research services, click on the "Services" tab. Or click "About Us" or "Experience" to learn more about who we are and what credentials and experience we will bring to your project!
We are also available to deliver talks whether a single 50 minute talk or 4 talks in a workshop-type format. Whether your organization or facility is local (RTP Area of NC) or anywhere in the U.S. we are available to talk on genealogy resources or NC-specific topics.
Have a question? Want to know how we might support your needs? Please click on the "Contact Us" tab to see how to get in touch.
Updated 22 September 2016
Upcoming Talks ... 2016
[3 & 16 October 2016] -- Wake County Library (Cary & Raleigh, NC) -- Overview of DNA for Genealogy -- FREE & Open to public, though can pre-register.
[15 October 2016] -- Government & Heritage Library (State Library of NC) [Virtual Family History Fair] Freedmen's Bureau Records (DLR Talk 11am) Details on attending will be here. FREE
[28-30 October 2016] -- Texas State Genealogical Society (Annual Conference, Dallas, TX)
(1) Freedmen's Bureau Records - More Valuable to Anyone's Southern Research Than You Might Have Thought, (2) Get Excited About Your Pre-1870 African American Research
Upcoming Talks ... 2017
[14 Jan 2017] -- Albemarle Genealogical Society (Barco NC)
(1) North Carolina Genealogy Research, (2) Overview of DNA for Genealogy
[20 Jan 2017] -- NCGS Webinar [NC Topic] [details TBD]
[22 Jan 2017] -- Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (Durham NC) -- One Genealogist's Experience as a "WDYTYA? Researcher and On-Air Expert"
[17 Feb 2017] -- NCGS Webinar [NC Topic] [details TBD]
[31 Mar-1 Apr 2017] -- Fairfax County Genealogical Society (Spring Conference) (Falls Church, VA)
Southern Research for All Using Examples from NC Records -- (1) Freedmen's Burea Records -- Invaluable to ALL Southern Research, (2) A "Hand-out" for your Poor Ancestors -- local parishes and counties did step up, (3), Goldmines in Colonial NC Records, (4) Civil War Era Genealogy Research ... in your jammies (mostly!)
[27-29 April 2017] --NERGC (New England Regional Genealogical Consortium) 2017 Conference (Springfield, MA)
(1) Freedmen's Burea Records -- Invaluable to All Southern Research, (2) Researching Finns (when you don't speak Finnish!)
[10-13 May] -- National Genealogical Society Conference (Raleigh, NC) -- list of talks coming soon
Recent Talks ...
[7-9 October 2016] -- FREE viewing of NCGS Webinar Born in NC: Making the Connection Back to NC [details on NCGS page; handout only available to NCGS members]
[12 July 2016 (re-taping)] -- NCGS Webinar -- Transcriber Training [access details will be provided closer to "air" date; October 2016]
[1 June 2016] -- Government & Heritage Library (State Library of NC) [staff program] Freedmen's Bureau Records (same talk as given at NGS)
[4-7 May 2016] -- National Genealogical Society Conference (Ft Lauderdale FL)
S404 - A Hand-Out for the Poor, T227 - Freedmen's Bureau Records
NOT @ The Conference, MISSED my talks? You can purchase via Playbacknow
[2 April 2016] -- Greensboro Public Library
(1) Overview of NC Research, (2) Civil War Research in Jammies
[26 March 2016] -- WCGS -- Transcriber Training Workshop [Presentation, Group Transcription, Real-Time Transcribe with a Buddy]
[14 March 2016] -- NC Association for Professional Genealogists -- A Hand-out For Your Poor [trial run of planned NGS talk]
[29 February 2016] -- Wayne Public Library, Goldsboro (NC), Get Excited about Your Pre-1870 N.C. African American Research
[2 February 2016] --Fearrington Genealogy Group, "Hiring a Professional Genealogist"
[26 January 2016] -- WCGS -- One Genealogist's Experience as a "WDYTYA? Researcher and On-Air Expert"
[16 January 2016] -- Friends of Fort Fisher Annual Meeting (NC) -- Civil War Era Genealogy Research ... in our jammies (mostly!)
Other News ...
Internet Genealogy (Nov/Dec 2016) -- Online Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Your Genealogy Today (Nov/Dec 2016) -- Mining Post Civil War Records — More Than Pensions and Old Soldiers Homes!
Vol 42 #3 of the NCGS Journal (August 2016) is now available digitally to NCGS Members DLR is Editor.
Wake Treasures, Vol 26, No 1 now available to WCGS Members! DLR is editor.
Effective 2016, DLR Editor for NCGS Journal, 1st Edition published Feb 2016! May 2016 Edition now available to NCGS Members
Diane's recently had articles published in Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today
+ (YGT] A “Hand-Out” for Your Poor Ancestors
+ [IG] North Carolina: No Longer a Rip Van Winkle State (Part 1) [Oct/Nov 2015]
+ [IG] (Part 2) North Carolina – More Online Resources [Dec/Jan 2016]
+ [IG] War of 1812 Resources (Feb/Mar 2016]
If you are not an Internet Genealogy subscriber you can order back print or PDF issues.
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Appearing in Nothing Compares PSA for NC Archives (Oct 2015)
Friends of Fort Fisher Annual Meeting (Jan 2016), www.friendsoffortfisher.com
Greensboro Library (Apr 2016) -- Attendee Betty Van & You Know Who!
Courtesy of Robbin Smith (May 2016) (NGS Conference)
Courtesy of Catharine Desmarais (May 2016) (APG Dessert Reception)