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Society General Meeting

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Tyler Public Library—Taylor Auditorium

Speaker: Ari Wilkins

Program: “Antebellum Southern Plantation Records”

The Antebellum Plantation Records can offer great insight into many Southern families. This resource documents families’ personal and business correspondence, conditions of plantation life including the elusive names of slaves, and descriptions of slave relationships, plus much more. Learn about the genealogical value of antebellum southern plantation records - how they are organized, how to search the collection, and how to apply it towards your genealogy research.
 

Bio of Ari Wilkins:

  • Ari Wilkins is a genealogist, library associate, lecturer, and family historian. She has concentrated her interests in North Carolina and Louisiana research and specializes in African American genealogy and research.

  • As a member of Dallas Public Library’s genealogy staff, Ari has created several educational programs. The “Basic Research” program series she created focuses on genealogical data bases such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and Fold3.

  • She serves as Executive Secretary of TSGS. In 2016, Ari will be the local chair for TSGS’s annual conference to be held in October in Dallas, Texas.

  • Ms. Wilkins consults for the Afrigeneas website and Proquest’s African American Heritage database. She has lectured nationally at FGS societies, Samford’s Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and Alabama State University Genealogical Colloquium.

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