Using Church Records for Genealogy Research

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Using Church Records  for Genealogy Research

Using Church Records  for Genealogy Research

Using Church Records for Genealogy Research presented by Diane Richard Discovering where denominational records are held, what might be available, and how to access them can challenge us. Let’s explore how to research the spiritual affiliations and faith-based lives of our ancestors. General resources and strategies will be discussed as well as some specifics regarding Methodist, Quaker, Baptist, Moravian, Presbyterian, and the records of other denominations. Register here:…

Diane L. Richard, MEng & MBA, 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 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.


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