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Recorded Webinar with Diane Richard, Apr 2024

Friday, April 5 Sunday, April 7 EDT

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:

Diane L. Richard, MEng, MBA

“Migrations 2: North Carolinians on the Move – Reconstruction and Early 20th Century Migration”

This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from midnight Thursday night through midnight Sunday night (ET), 5-7 April 2024. (The live webinar was originally presented on 6 Jan 2021.)

The handout for this presentation will only be available to the public during the viewing period, and will not be downloadable or printable. It will open in a separate tab, however, so it can be referred to during the webinar. For logged in members, the handout is always accessible from the main Webinars page. (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.) 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:

Throughout history many of those who stepped foot in North Carolina migrated into, across, and out of the state. Reconstruction and the early 20th century accelerated certain types of outmigration from the state. The economic devastation created by the Civil War and the needs of those formerly enslaved to reconnect with far flung family members resulted in many leaving North Carolina. Increasing discrimination against African Americans, World War I, and the depression fragmented many more North Carolina families. Some members moved to the Norfolk-Portsmouth area, New York City, or locations with robust factory-based economies – either as part of the “Great Migration” or just seeking opportunities elsewhere. We’ll explore the factors leading to out-migration from NC, efforts to replenish the workforce, and ways we might link “back to North Carolina.”

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. 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) and The Dead Files (Detox 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.

This webinar is always accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit.

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Downloadable/printable pdf Flyer for this webinar:

Migrations 2: North Carolinians on the Move Flyer

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