Diane L Giannini is a professional genealogist currently residing in Bentonville, Arkansas. She brings several years of experience in research and professionalism to each seminar she conducts. She speaks both locally and nationally. She is a former board member of the Association of Professional Genealogist and served as webmaster for the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society for ten years. She has been in leadership positions in several societies and has an understanding of how they function. She maintains memberships in a number of genealogical and lineage societies throughout the country.
Diane first became interested in genealogy in 1999 when she was given several undocumented family trees by a family member. Through her research she was able to document these families, one which became the basis for her first certification portfolio.
She began who research firm, Ancestry Sleuths in 2004 and celebrated ten years in business in January 2014. She has been accepting clients since she started her company and has been working on military repatriation cases which have spanned from World War 1 through the Korean War. She is has been very successful in helping several adoptee clients locate their birth families. Her work also includes land histories, heir searches as well as compiling family histories. DNA testing has become an important component to her genealogy. She is the administrator of several DNA kits and has been successful in locating family members who wouldn’t have been located without testing.
She has had published articles in the NGS News and in the APG Quarterly. She is currently working on some Arkansas projects which she hopes to publish in the future.
Diane believes that networking is a key component to genealogical success and has an online presence on Facebook, the Google Community and Twitter. She often connects with clients and family members through these forums.
The APG Code of Ethics and Professional Practices serves to promote: (1) a truthful approach to genealogy, family history, and local history; (2) the trust and security of genealogical consumers; and (3) careful and respectful treatment of records, repositories and their staffs, other professionals, and genealogical organizations and associations.