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Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
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Calendar Event
Event Date:
Mar 13/2024
Genealogy Meeting

Start Time:
07:00 PM
End Time:
08:00 PM

We love to explore the lives of our ancestors. Documenting our female ancestors can often prove more challenging. They are less likely to appear in many of the public records created at the time – land, estate, court, tax records, and more. One great resource to learn more about our overshadowed female ancestors is via their own words. Personally written diaries, journals, correspondence, and more as found in private collections a.k.a. manuscript collections at many archives and library collections, are priceless.


Until recently with the advent of Archivegrid and online digitized finding aids, it had been challenging to identify and locate these types of materials. These personally written records are now more accessible than ever to us. Let’s explore how are you identify and access these materials as relevant to your research. We’ll explore the lives of a few southern US women through the personally written documents which they created and which survive.


These women provide unique perspectives on not only their lives and on those women living in their community


We’ll also explore privately held non-governmental records where women are often documented; let’s explore the minutiae of their lives, as feasible, to make them come more alive!





Diane L Richard, MEng & MBA, Mosaic Research and Project Management (MosaicRPM), www.mosaicrpm.com, has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and 2004, professionally focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. Until it ceased publication, she regularly contributed to Internet Genealogy (starting in 2006). 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).


What: Finding and Using Digital Collections for Genealogy

Where: Genealogy on Zoom

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2023 @ 7 pm

Fee: FREE for Genealogy Club Members

$10.00 for non-members

How to register: RSVP to info@museumontowerhill.com



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