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Recorded Webinar with Diane L. Richard

February 1, 2019 12:00 am - February 3, 2019 11:59 pm EST

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Diane L. Richard

Diane Richard photo

“Secretary of State Papers: Don’t Let the Title Fool You – Genealogical Gems Abound!”

This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from from midnight Thursday night through midnight Sunday night (EST), 1-3 February 2019. (The live webinar was originally presented on 9 May 2018.)

The handout for this presentation is only available to logged-in members, and is accessible on the main Webinars page. (On the top menu, under Education & Events, select Webinars to go to the main webinars page. The box at the top right of that page has a link to “Member Webinar Handouts”, which is arranged in alphabetical order.) This webinar is always available to members in the Member Webinars area of the website. Each members’ webinar page also has a direct link to the handout.
About the Webinar:

North Carolina genealogists frequently explore county records for the rich record resource that they are. Do you know that many relevant records are “hidden” in paperwork that is found in state-level collections? The Secretary of State Records, 1663-1985, is one such collection. Many people are familiar with some of the records of the Land Office (Colonial and State), 1693-1959, as we’ve researched land warrants, entries, patents, plats, grants, the Glasgow land fraud, and more in pursuit of our ancestors and their land. We’ll briefly discuss land records and the breadth of what is to be found beyond the land records most frequently consulted. We’ll then delve into the other gems found in this collection, including and not limited to: Correspondence concerning Revolutionary War Veterans and Pensioners (1818-1859), Automobile Licenses (1909-1918), Atlantic and N.C.R.R. Employees (1855-1863), Out-of-State Insurance Companies and Their Agents (1891-8), Shellfish Franchises (1858+), Bonds of County Officials (1741-1848), Coroners Inquests (1738-1775), Voter Registration, Poll Books & More (1867-1908), Colonial Probate records, Committee of Safety Records (1774-1776), and more juicy gems than we’ll have time to discuss in detail!

About the Speaker:

Diane L. Richard is a professional genealogist and owner of Mosaic Research and Project Management. She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 has focused on the records of North Carolina, including African American (and slave) research.
As a speaker, Diane has participated in events, conferences, and webinars around the country. In addition to southern research topics, her talks focus on sharing tips, tools, techniques, databases, resources, and strategies for successful genealogical research.
Diane is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is the editor of the NCGS Journal, the journal of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, and Wake Treasures, the journal of the Wake County Genealogical Society. She is a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle magazines.

This webinar is always accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit.
Downloadable/printable pdf Flyer for this webinar.


February 1, 2019 12:00 am EST
February 3, 2019 11:59 pm EST
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