Genealogy and Family History and related Research Services
Lecturer and Author on Genealogical Topics
Diane regularly gives talks on various topics -- mostly on tools & databases of use to family history research or on NC-specific topics.
Below is a list of recently given talks ...
[9 Feb 2017] -- Virginia Beach (VA) Genealogical Society -- Freedmen's Bureau Records
[22 Jan 2017] -- Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (Durham NC) -- One Genealogist's Experience as a "WDYTYA? Researcher and On-Air Expert"
[20 Jan 2017] -- NCGS Webinar -- How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC [FREE when aired & archived]
[14 Jan 2017] -- Albemarle Genealogical Society (Barco NC) -- (1) North Carolina Genealogy Research, (2) Overview of DNA for Genealogy
A piece in December 2016 Issue of Speak!
[12 July 2016 (re-taping)] -- NCGS Webinar -- Accurate Transcriptions for Historical Records [NOW FREELY AVAILABLE here]
[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
[2 February 2016] --Fearrington Genealogy Gr
oup, "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!)
[19 September 2015] – Family History Day, Cumberland County Public Library, "Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy."
[22 August 2015] -- Augusta (GA) Genealogical Society, Homecoming Seminar,“Tarheels in the Family – How Did They Get to Georgia?”
Overview of NC Research, Explore NC Through Maps from the Comfort of Your Home, Born in NC: Making the Connection Back to NC: A Case Study, & Who’s Your Great-Grand Daddy? The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy.
[28 April 2015] -- Wake County Genealogical Society -- Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
[13 April 2015] -- High Point (NC) Library -- An Introduction to Freedmen’s Bureau Records
[28 March 2015] -- 4 TALKS -- Fairfax County Genealogical Society (FXGS) Spring Conference --[available for purchase via JAMB]
(F41) NC Research Overview,(F42) NC County Records, (F45) NC Repositories & (F46) Let's Not Forget NC-Specific Native and African-American Records
[26 March 2015] -- FXGS -- Across County Lines: Two States, Multiple Counties -- What's a border?
[9 January 2015] -- North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) Webinar -- North Carolina pre-1913 Vital Records [available for purchase; NCGS Members can access for FREE]
[19 November 2014] -- TALK -- [Topic -- Civil War Genealogy Resources] --Wake County Library System, East Regional Library (Knightdale, NC)
[15 September - 20 October 2014] -- TALK-- OLLI (via NCSU) -- Beginning Genealogy -- So Many Ancestors; Let's Get Started! [6 week course]
[4 October 2014] -- TALK -- Joel Lane 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 including handout ($15) send email to firstname.lastname@example.org]
[14 October 2014 -- TALK -- Calling in the Big Guns - When to Hire a Professional Genealogist, How They Can Help, and What to Expect -- Joint WCGS/D-OGS Meeting
[Feb 2014] "Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy" for Graham library (Alamance Co)
[DEC 2013] Diane presented "Who's Your (Great-Grand) Daddy?: The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy" for WCGS
[Oct 2013] 2nd NC Family History Fair (Raleigh, NC) -- DNA & Genealogy
[December 13, 2012] Virginia Beach Genealogical Society -- Genealogical Research and Resources for North Carolina
[November 8, 2012] ORL Program -- Genealogy 102
[Aug/Sept 2012] Presenter at Federation Genealogical Society (FGS, Birmingham AL)
+ The Evolution of the Wake County Genealogical Society: Handling the challenges of advancing technology, declining membership, and more! (W-112) [available for purchase via Fleetwood Onsite] [NOTE: quality is not the best due to
+ Sweet Home Alabama - Getting the James Family Back to Its NC Roots (F-300) [available for purchase via Fleetwood Onsite] [NOTE: quality is not best due to microphone issues]
Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (Jan 2017)
Albemarle Genealogical Society Meeting (Jan 2017)
North Carolina Virtual Family History Fair (Oct 2016)
Freedmen's Bureau NCGS Webinar Taping
109 E Jones St, Raleigh (Fall 2013)
Joel Lane House (Fall 2014)
Representing NC APG (Fall 2015)