Diane L Richard
Mosaic Research & Project Management
2408 Dunbrook Ct
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Below is a sampling of some of the projects that we have been
involved with. Just because we list particular places and/or names,
in most cases, research techniques we have used will be successful
for similar searches.
records are always becoming available. Each of these projects
was revisited a year or two after completion and an addendum was
created reflecting new resources and new lines of inquiry (see
sample addenda for the
PDF 1.1 meg and the
family, PDF 500K) .
We are currently involved in an ongoing
research project involving Chicago, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Quebec,
Belarus, Poland and more ... the documents produced so far can be
seen at: "DAVE'S FAMILY"
(this is the companion page to the the "Genealogy From Scratch"
project mentioned above).
He was a fascinating person to
research. The fascination was because through
George, we learned about a period of history that we weren't really
familiar with ... the age of Air Races. He participated in
harrowing Air Race held in 1937 that went from Marseille to Damascus
to Paris; it was almost a catastrophe for George and A. E. Clouston
and their plane, called the "Orphan."
Tragically, George died in a place crash in India in 1938. The
file contains newspaper clippings and book excerpts.(5.7 Meg file!)
Family Historians &
There is a
page set-up just for you.
On this page you'll find a link to a genealogy resources page,
abbreviated family trees and references to over 20 PDF documents
full of family history covering Finland, Galicia/ Poland,
England/Scotland/ Ireland and Salem/Peabody Massachusetts.
Family History and Genealogy Resources
that we are affiliated with can be found on our
Service Fees Page and
Research into English records spanning
the early 1700s to the early 1900s. Special focus on
Lancashire, particularly Oldham, Hollinwood, Chadderton, Rochdale
and area. Also have worked with records in Cheshire,
Lincolnshire, Nottingham & West Yorkshire. Some of the family
names researched include: Butterworth, Chadderton, Crossley,
Fountain, Guest Hodgkinson, Newton, Oldfield, Smith, Taylor,
Torkington, Western, Wolfenden and allied families. You can see an
excerpt (PDF 500K) of the
Though one would anticipate that
emigrants from one region would consistently use one departure port
and one arrival port, that is frequent-ly not the case. For
some families, every member used a different departure port!
Frequently Eastern Europeans used any of the European ports and
sometimes even departed via an English port. Scandinavians
frequently used Liverpool or Southampton!
Research into Finnish records spanning
the late 1600s to the late 1800s. Special focus on
Ostrobothnia, particularly Ylistaro and Soini regions.
of the family names researched include: Blom Kujanpää and Rajala.
You can see an excerpt (PDF 1.3 meg) of the
You will no longer find Galicia on a
map. What was once Galicia is now split amongst Poland and the
Ukraine. Such Ruthenians, as they are sometimes called,
are a challenge to research and yet the area has such fascinating
See families under Massachusetts for
Large numbers of Finns and Ruthenians
congregated in the industrial areas of Massachusetts; even though
many people associate Scandinavians with the Midwest. In
Massachusetts, Peabody had a large Finnish population as did many
neighboring communities. For the Ruthenians, they gathered more in
Salem and other nearby communities. We have found extended
families that have emigrated to a single community and other
families who have spread to the four corners of either
a state or the entire country. It is interesting to note that
those from Galicia did not always share a common ethnicity. In
researching the Barna and Malecki families who came from communities
20 miles apart in Galicia to meet at a Salem boarding house, we
learn the Barnas spoke Russian, have a Polish name and were Russian
Orthodox while apparently, the Malecki family came from a community
that was considered Catholic. You can see an excerpt (PDF about 1.3
meg) of the MALECKI
Russia, Poland, DE, PA, etc
We created a type of blog called "Genealogy from Scratch"
project that encompassed the Cortwright, Kaminsky, Matthews, Ozark/Ovcarik,
Richard, Robichaud, Woulf and affiliated families hailing from Chicago,
Delaware, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Poland and Russia. This is an opportunity
to track a new genealogy (family history) project.
5/1/2006 -- we discontinued this project to focus on other work.
Though Scotland and England are both
part of the UK, what records are available are not always the same.
Our familiarity is more with the lowlands of Scotland, particularly
Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. The families researched are
Ne(i)lson, McCartney and Walker. With a name like Nelson, we
could be talking a Highlands Scot or an Irishman! You can see an
excerpt (PDF about 750K) of the
The projects above refer to
whole families. Mosaic Research and Project Management will
also do research that focuses on an individual. This means
gathering as much information as possible on this person covering a
dedicated period of time. Sometimes the focus is a twenty year
period and sometimes it is the complete life of a person. You
can see an excerpt (PDF 2.5 meg) of the
Margaret Joyce Fountain Acey genealogy.
This project "A
Window of Memories" (PDF 1 meg) focuses on the early memories of
Edith Lewis Warburton (part of the NELSON clan!). The author
added memories from recent correspondence and inserted some
relevant family photos into the document. The completed
document is a compendium covering early 20th century life.
Family History Research
History research makes a birthday, Mother's Day or Father's
Day Present! Ask us about researching your ancestry!
We have a listing on
an Expert Genealogy Professionals Page -
check it out!