Your Ancestor’s Education – More Than the Three R’s by Ari Wilkins

Webinar: Your Ancestor’s Education – More Than the Three R’s
Speaker: Ari Wilkins
When: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:00pm Eastern

Program Description:
When your ancestor said that he had a sixth grade education – what did it mean? Learn about education in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Speaker Bio:
Ari Wilkins graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of state and local societies.

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007. She speaks on multitude of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.

VGA Members can register for this webinar via the Zoom link in the Upcoming Webinars area of the Members Center. Please contact if you have any questions.


  1. I just renewed my membership so I am not too sure how to access this lecture – do you send a link for the zoom of do I access it via this page on your website?


    • Hello Elisabeth,

      Thank you for reaching out! Here are the steps to register for the Zoom:

      1. Log in to the VGA website
      2. Underneath Members Center click on Upcoming Webinars
      3. You will find the Zoom registration links there!

      Please e mail: if you have any more questions!

      Thank you,
      Jeanette Sheliga
      VGA President

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