August Program: “The Organizational Power of Timelines”

Monday, August 15, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Moutain)

Our genealogy meeting begins with social time for members and guests to meet and visit at 6:00 p.m. General meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with Dick Wolfe, President, presiding. Dick will give a brief overview of our society with goals, committee reports and announcements. Then followed by tonight’s program speaker at 7:00 p.m. (NOTE: All times are Mountain.)

Visitors/Guests (non-members) are welcome and are invited to attend by registering below to receive the Zoom meeting info and speaker handout.

Program Information:
The topic for the monthly meeting will be “The Organizational Power of Timelines” presented by Diane L Richard.

Hit a brick wall? Wondering why your ancestors did what they did? Need to separate several same-named contemporaries? Learn about timelines and how they might help you solve your puzzles. Creating a chronological multi-columned matrix can help you focus on missing gaps, clarify seemingly contradictory information, discover previously invisible relationships, and identify paths to future discoveries. Color-coding or other distinguishing methods can also highlight locale or surname overlaps, related records, and more. These are not the timelines you learned to make in school. This visual representation presents complex information in an easy-to-see format. Timelines are dynamic tools you will never regret making. They are as unique as each project you undertake.

Speaker Profile:
Diane L RichardDiane L. Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management,, has been researching genealogy since 1987. And since 2004, she has focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. She has authored over 500 articles on genealogy topics. In 2019, she published “Tracing Your Ancestors – African American Research: A Practical Guide” (Moorshead Publications).  She has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) Journal, since 2016.  Diane has delivered presentations 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, etc. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode) and The Dead Files (Detox episode).

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