TxSGS 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Ari Wilkins

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of the dynamic speakers teaching at our 2016 Family History Conference in Dallas Texas on October 28-30! Online registration is now closed, but you can still register in-person at the event. 

2016 TxSGS Speaker Ari Wilkins

About the Speaker

Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, 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. Ms. Wilkins also works as a contributor for Proquest’s African American Heritage database and Afrigeneas.com.

Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Samford Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, American Library Association, and a multitude of local societies.

Ari 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. Ari has been active in several genealogical societies. She currently serves as the local chair for the Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2016 Annual Conference.

About the Sessions

Libraries: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
Learn how to save money and time by using libraries services and collections to the fullest extent.

Southern Ante-bellum Plantation Records
Learn about the Southern Ante-Bellum Plantation Records – their value, how they are organized, and how to search the collection.

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Miranda Whited

Miranda Whited

Communications Intern at TxSGS
Miranda Whited is the Spring and Summer 2016 communications intern for the Texas State Genealogical Society. Miranda is interested in public outreach, archival work, and museum studies. She currently attends the University of Texas at Austin studying History, English, and Anthropology.
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