March RGS General Meeting - Incorporating Oral History into Your Research
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM Eastern
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Presenter: Ari Wilkins, Genealogist Lecturer 

Oral history can dramatically enhance your genealogical research. Not only can it provide you with names, dates of life events, and places, these narratives can reveal motives for migration, explanations of brief marriages, or descriptions of an ancestor’s personality. Oral histories can offer information that traditional records may not provide.

Ari Wilkins’ Bio
Ari Wilkins is a genealogist who has been actively researching family history for over twenty-five years. 

As a lecturer, Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 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.

In 2023, Ari was awarded the Lloyd Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award by the Dallas Genealogical Society for her outstanding contributions to the genealogical community on a national level. Ms. Wilkins is also a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society.

Ari speaks on a variety of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.

Ari Wilkins website: Black Genius Website 
Setting: Live Virtual
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Bill Troicke
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