About Our Business
The proprietor is Diane L Richard and you can learn more about Diane by clicking on any of the tabs
on this website.
She and the colleagues and fellow researchers that she involves don't just do big projects or little
projects, research projects or document gathering projects, NC projects or NARA projects, etc.
What better way to reflect a variety of skills that work together, than a mosaic? What better way to
reflect the fact that the proprietor is energized by variety and learning? What better to convey that any
project may only use a piece of the mosaic or may entail all the mosaic elements?
he idea was to reflect the breadth of what Mosaic does and use our in-house artist (our daughter at
age 12) to craft a suitable logo. Research was easy ... I just mentioned research around the world
and using computers and the globe with a keyboard evolved! Documentation was also easy though
we took liberties to use a quill pen (it's actually a computer that is used!) as it made for a more
interesting picture. The light bulb was also included since documenting something requires some
thought and inspiration to convey the desired message in an interesting and yet clear fashion.
Genealogy was a little harder, not that it doesn't lead to many images and we wanted something a
little different than a tree (probably the image most associated with genealogy) and we couldn't re-use
the globe since we really liked it for research and so we opted for a key "unlocking" a shield/coat of
arms. Last, and not least, was Project Management. This one took the most thought ... how to convey
leading and not necessarily solely running a project, being part of a decision process and not
necessarily the ultimate decision-maker, and figuring out paths and directions which may or may not
lead directly to the desired goals? It was decided that a compass best conveyed the core idea of
guiding a project and/or group and managing that process. These are just "some" of the intrinsic
elements involved in any good genealogy, family history or history research problem -- especially
when challenging research problems present themselves.
Mosaic Research and Project Management
~~ Every project is unique ~~ Every project is a journey ~~ Every project is a
partnership ~~ Every project is treated as if it was our own ~~ Every project is
By pursuing research into your ancestors, you are leaving a lasting and
important legacy for your descendants.