VGA Conference “Tracing the Enslaved and Formerly Enslaved in Newspapers” by Ari Wilkins

Webinar: Tracing the Enslaved and Formerly Enslaved in Newspapers
Speaker: Ari Wilkins
When: Pre-Recorded to be released on November 3rd, 2023

Program Description:
This lecture will discuss how to search for the enslaved and formerly enslaved in newspapers; information that can be gleaned from advertisements; how newspapers can lead you to other sources; and different types of newspapers; and discerning the political slant of newspapers.

Speaker Bio:
Ari Wilkins has been actively researching family history for over twenty years. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, 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, RootsTech, and a multitude of state and local societies. She is also the coordinator of the African American course for the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research.

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library for the past fourteen years. She speaks on multitude of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.

VGA Members will be able to find the recording of this webinar in the Past Webinars area of the Members Center starting November 3rd, 2023 for 6-months. Please contact if you have any questions.

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