Live Webinar: Early Migration In, Across, and Out of North Carolina

Join us next Wednesay, December 2 at 7:00 pm EST for a live webinar with Diane L. Richard.

About the Webinar

Many individuals and families migrated into North Carolina, especially in the colonial and pre-Civil War period. Depending on who was immigrating and when, different locales in North Carolina were hot spots for emigrants from abroad either directly or via Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and beyond. As the state developed, resources were depleted, productive land was becoming scarcer; settlers considered it to be getting too crowded; and we see a pattern of westward migration. This migration often did not stop at the state borders. Many families spent a few years, one or several generations in North Carolina, often hopscotching across the state, east to west, before migrating to adjoining states and beyond.
Let’s explore these years of migrating North Carolinians – the history of the times and the documentary trail left behind.

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 live webinar is available for no additional cost to members. It will be available as a recorded webinar following the live event.