Black and White Southern Families in Plantation Records"
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, among much more. Learn about the abundance of genealogical information found in plantation records and how to research the collection.
Speaker Ari Wilkins in a graduate of LSU and has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ari worked with the esteemed genealogist, Dr. James Rose, for many years on his final project Generations: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative Database. She is the owner of the genealogical consulting company, Black Genesis. In addition, Ari has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Samford Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the American Library Association, and a multitude of local societies. She has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007. She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research.
LOCATION, DATE, AND TIME
"Black and White Southern Families in Plantation Records" presented by Ari WilkinsW. O. Haggard Library (First Floor Meeting Room)2501 Coit Road
Plano, Texas 75075
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7 pm