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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Reconstructing Communities Using Genealogical Resources

by Ari Wilkins

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 15 Aug 2020


Recreating communities can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to combine data from census records, Sanborn maps and city directories.

Ari Wilkins is a graduate of Louisiana State University who has been actively researching family history since 1998. She worked with 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, and also works as a contributor for Proquest’s African American Heritage database. A library associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007, Ari has presented topics at national and state genealogy conferences.

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CAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to effectively using technology and the internet in support of their research activities.  

Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest, including software, tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for computer and genealogy issues and internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership. 

A wide variety of genealogy software packages are used by the members as well online trees and database websites. We are also interested in personal websites, digital photography, handheld apps and other ways to share our family histories.

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