Diane Florence Gravel, CG

Genealogical Research and Family Histories

40 Horse Pasture Lane, PO Box 1386, Thornton, NH 03285-1386


Thanks for visiting my little corner of the web. Here you will find information about genealogical research in New Hampshire and links to some excellent resources. I will do my best to answer your questions about my qualifications, knowledge base, research specialization and fee structure on this website. Should you have any questions, you can always contact me via E-mail or by calling 603-398-2360.



    My primary area of research includes all of the state of New Hampshire.

    Throughout the rest of this page I have provided links to the various sites of the organizations referenced. Just click on the highlighted text for details.



Genealogical Preparation


Professional Certification




Memberships and Associations




Fees and Expenses

    I work on retainer and my current hourly rate is $50.00.

    Each client is asked to forward a retainer for the number of hours he or she wishes to authorize. Typically, 50-60% of my time is devoted to research and document analysis and the remainder to report preparation following research.

    Travel time is charged at my current hourly rate plus expenses.


On-Site Research

    Many records and resources are unavailable to the "long-distance" researcher. Often I will work with an out-of-state genealogist who is familiar with the local resources. Genealogical research however, often requires an on-site visit. Terms for on-site research are quoted on a case-by-case basis.


Seminars and Workshops

    I have spoken on numerous occasions to genealogical societies and interested groups.  Individual workshops can be designed for your group. Please contact me for details. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Advanced Genealogical Research: When the Trail Turns Cold

Beyond the 1790 Census: Fleshing Out the Families of 1790 New England

Branches on the Tree: A Beginner’s Guide to Genealogical Research

Conquering Those Courthouse Jitters

Court Records: Ancestors in Community

Land Records: What Did They Mean By That?

Mining the Published “Official Records”:  Profiling Your Civil War Soldier

New Hampshire Ancestors: Online and Onsite

Obscure and Neglected Sources: New Paths to Genealogical Success

Probate Records: Enough to Wake the Dead!

The Neighbor’s Diary: Buried in the Pages

U.S. Military Records



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