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 27 November 2016
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 -- How a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of NC and the State Library of NC [FREE when aired & archived]
[22 Jan 2017] -- Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society (Durham NC) -- One Genealogist's Experience as a "WDYTYA? Researcher and On-Air Expert"
[9 Feb 2017] -- Virginia Beach (VA) Genealogical Society -- Freedmen's Bureau Records
[13 Feb 2017] -- Old New Hanover Genealogical Society -- Freedmen's Bureau Records
[14 Feb 2017] -- Illlinois State Genealogical Society Webinar -- Freedmen's Bureau Records. [FREE to the public + registration required]
[17 Feb 2017] -- NCGS Webinar -- Online Resources Are Key to Successful Research into North Carolina Ancestry [FREE when aired & one subsequent weekend; handout only available to NCGS Members]
[25 Feb 2017] -- NCGS Spring Workshop (Gastonia, NC) -- Putting Down Roots: Grounding Your Ancestors in Time and Place ... DLR talks (1) NCGS Journal Gems, (2) Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
[15 Mar 2017] -- SCGS Jamboree Extension Series Webinar -- Get Excited About Your Pre-1870 African-American Research [Live Webinar FREE to all; archives only available to SCGS Members]
[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 Bureau 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 Bureau Records -- Invaluable to All Southern Research, (2) Researching Finns (when you don't speak Finnish!)
[10-13 May 2017] -- National Genealogical Society Conference (Raleigh, NC) -- (1) Tarheels in Your family Tree? History & Record Idiosyncrasies You Want to Know About, (2) Get Excited About Your Pre-1870 NC African American Research, (3), Two States, Multiple Counties -- What's a Border?, (4), Crimes Across Multiple Jurisdictions: Meet Wake County's Abbott Brothers
[23 May 2017] -- Wake County Genealogy Society (Raleigh, NC) -- What's a Border?
[8-11 June 2017] -- SCGS Jamboree (Burbank, CA) -- (1) Two States, Multiple Counties -- What's a Border? (2) WORKSHOP -- Sign of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy, (3) Freedmens' Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern Research!
Recent Talks ...
[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
[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
[3 & 16 October 2016] -- Wake County Library (Cary & Raleigh, NC) -- Overview of DNA for Genealogy
Other News ...
Wake County Genealogical Society, Wake Treaures (Vol 27 No 1) Available [WCGS Members only access]
North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (Vol 42 No 4) Available [NCGS Members only access]
Internet Genealogy (Dec 2016/Jan 2017) -- Get Excited About YOur Pre-1870 African-American Research
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!
Diane was featured in a Carolina Parent article, Explore Your Family Tree (13 Oct 2016)
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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)