Timelines in Genealogy by Diane L. Richard

Diane L. Richard shows us why timelines are an important part of genealogical research at the TxSGS 2018 Virtual Conference, February 9-10.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT, Friday, February 9

Timelines in Genealogy: Definitely Worth the Time

Timelines are very visual. Creating a multi-columned matrix can help you focus on missing gaps, seemingly contradictory information, previously invisible relationships, identify questions to be answered, research to be done, and so much more. Learn to create “living” summaries; as you acquire new data, add it in!

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She has been doing genealogy research since 1987 and since 2004 professionally focused on the records of North Carolina, neighboring locales and migration paths to the Mississippi River. She has researched NC roots for the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are? And appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode.

Since 2006 she has authored over 250 articles on genealogy topics for such publications as Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (was Family Chronicle), NCGS Journal, and local WCGS publications (newsletters and journal). Since 2010 she has been the editor of Upfront with NGS, the blog of the National Genealogical Society and published over 1200 posts. She is currently editor of the journals for NCGS and WCGS.

She is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Wake County Genealogical Society (WCGS).

She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and as a speaker she has done webinars (coast-to-coast), conference presentations (FGS, NGS, TxSGS, FxGS, etc.), workshops, and local meeting programs about the availability and richness of records documenting North Carolinians, genealogical research techniques and tips, under-utilized resource collections and much more.

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