VGA 2022 Conference: “Scholarly and Academic Resources are a Genealogists Best Friend” by Diane L. Richard

This presentation will be on Saturday, November 12th at 10:15am Eastern. Click here to view the full conference schedule:

Program Description:
Don’t ignore academic resources in your research. Some great contextual information and abstracted/transcribed data can be found with breadcrumbs (aka bibliography) to further guide your research. Jstor, Libguides, OATD, and more will be explored; many research gems to be found!

Speaker Bio:
Diane L Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM),, 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,, started in 2018, which offers guided North Carolina genealogical research programs providing participants targeted, focused, research assistance leading to new family discoveries.


  1. How do I secure copies of handout to past webinars like this one?

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