Use the State Archives of North Carolina

Diane L. Richard - photoHow a Genealogist Uses the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina

Diane L. Richard, ME, MBA

Updated Dec 2022

About the Webinar: Preparation is key to making a successful visit to a research facility. Learn tips and tricks for what to do in advance of arriving in Raleigh. We’ll also walk through the nitty-gritty of an actual visit – everything from signing into the building through checking out at the security desk after an effective day of research.

About the Speaker: Diane L Richard, MEng & MBA, 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. 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 the 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 a board member of NC Historical Records Online (NCHRO), http://nchistoricalrecords.org/, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public access to high-quality images of original records and other related information useful to researching North Carolina history and genealogy.

You may access the handout for this webinar using the link below.
Use the State Archives Handout