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Live Webinar with Diane L. Richard

November 7, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:

Diane L. Richard

Diane Richard photo

“Post Office Records: Geography, Politics, Religion, and More”

A LIVE Webinar November 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM EST.

This live webinar is available to NCGS members only. You must be logged in to access registration below.

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About the Webinar:
Diane tells us that most talks on post offices focus on them as employers — for those seeking to document family members who worked for the post office. Post offices aren’t just about employees or even the mail. Post offices used to define communities and people used their location to define where they lived. If you want to know where a small community was located, see if it had a post office. Now, most of us receive our newspapers and magazines directly from the publisher, either printed or electronic, or purchased in a store. These subscriptions used to be handled at the post office. Wouldn’t you like to see great-great-grandpa’s subscription list? These subscriptions provide insight about a person, often including religious and/or political leanings, hobbies, news interests, and much more.

About the Speaker:
Diane L. Richard holds ME and MBA degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She has been doing genealogy research since 1987. Diane has professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, other Southern states, and migration paths to the Mississippi River since 2004. She has researched North Carolina roots for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared in the Bryan Cranston episode.
Since 2006, Diane has authored almost 300 articles on genealogy topics for Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (previously Family Chronicle), the NCGS Journal, and the local Wake County Genealogical Society publications. From 2010-2017 she was the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and published over 2,000 posts during her tenure. Diane is currently editor of the NCGS Journal and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society.
Learn more about Diane on her website, www.mosaicrpm.com.

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• Live webinars, the post-webinar Q&A sessions, and the accompanying handouts are free for NCGS members.
Recordings of the webinars are available to members within a few weeks of the live session.
• A public replay of the webinar will occur on a future date that will be published on the website and the NCGS News.

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November 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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North Carolina Genealogical Society
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