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Live Webinar with Diane Richard

September 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

New Live Webinar

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:

Diane L. Richard

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“Get Lost in Ledgers – The Unique Looking Glass into Our Ancestors’ Lives”

A LIVE Webinar September 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT.

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

The handout for this presentation will be posted on the NCGS website at least one week prior to the webinar. On the top menu, under Education & Events select Webinars to go to the main webinars page. Scroll down and click on “Explore the Webinar Library”. That page has a link to “Member Webinar Handouts” (which is arranged in alphabetical order) in the leading paragraph.

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About the Webinar:

Business/organization ledgers document everyday business transactions that involved North Carolinian families. This webinar focuses on the many kinds of ledgers used by North Carolina businesses and highlights where we can locate these ledgers and what we can learn from them. In addition to placing individuals and families in space and time, relationship information is sometimes noted – family, an employer/employee, enslaver/enslaved – as well as life events, entries for free people of color (FPOC), and so much more!
Plus, don’t forget our female ancestors. Every kind of ledger examined mentions women transacting business. We will explore ledgers from the following ledger authors and more: physician, general store, distillery, lawyer, livery, blacksmith, cotton/tobacco pickers, midwife, mill operator (textile, lumber, saw, grist, etc.), pharmacy, port-related, rural Post Office, farm renters, sanatorium, tolls/bridge/ferry, undertaker, etc., from the 18th to 20th-centuries. Do not assume that your ancestors will not be listed!

About the Speaker:

Diane L Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com, has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. She regularly contributes to Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. She has authored over 500 articles on genealogy topics. In 2019 she published, “Tracing Your Ancestors — African American Research: A Practical Guide”, via Moorshead Publications. Since 2016 she has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) Journal.

As a speaker she has delivered webinars and in-person talks about the availability and richness of records documenting southerners, pursuing formerly enslaved ancestors and their descendants, genealogical research tips, techniques, tools and strategies, under-utilized resource collections [online and on-the-ground], and much more. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode).

She is co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries, www.tarheeldiscoveries.com, started in 2018, which offers guided North Carolina genealogical research programs providing participants targeted, focused, research assistance leading to new family discoveries.

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• 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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