Documenting, Organizing, and Analyzing Plantation Enslaved Persons

Ari Wilkins
Mar 4, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Benefits of a Spreadsheet
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Setting Up
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Adding Worksheets
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Beyond Kin Method
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Live Demonstration
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
21m 37s

About this webinar

Keeping track of hundreds of enslaved persons can be an overwhelming task. This lecture will offer suggestions for organizing and analyzing enslaved persons’ information using spreadsheets.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ari Wilkins graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Federation
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  1. MC
    Maria Capaldi
    7 months ago

    Ari Wilkins today was very good I always enjoy hearing her speak, I’ve attended Dallas Public Libraries to hear her! Thanks

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    Darlene Sye
    7 months ago

    I LOVE using Excel as a resource for my research. One of the first workbooks I created was two worksheet for each state and the US index up front that was like my personalized copy of The Red Book. I digress. I was able to do what Ari had done to correlate my family to the slaveholder family. I was lucky that family used the slaveholder’s surname, it wasn’t difficult. Ari helped me understand that the same thing can be done even if the slaveholder’s surname wasn’t assumed.

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    Angelita Williams
    7 months ago

    Informative and very helpful. Definitely enjoyed the Excel demonstration showing how to set up, organize, sort and populate the spreadsheet.

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    Kathie Grover-Miller
    7 months ago

    This session was filled with great information. I am going to watch the rebroadcast when it posts because I want to take my time and really absorb all of the research and spreadsheet tips. Ari did a phenomenal job. Thank you!!

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    Deborah Robinson
    7 months ago

    Simply AWESOME! This webinar was TREMENDOUSLY helpful in providing a specific method of organizing and analyzing slave documents. Ari really did knock it out of the park!

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  6. SB
    Shelia Bercy
    7 months ago

    awesome !!

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    Vanessa Hall
    7 months ago

    Excellent!

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    Susan Ferrell
    7 months ago

    If I could give a higher score than 5 I would! Not “just” on excel (of which her work is out of the ballpark!) but in her general scope of knowledge about the records concerning enslaved people, the logic of her approach in how she asks questions about gaps in the research, thinking about where one might go to find complementary information to fill those holes, was spot on! I joined Legacy FT webinars for precisely this kind of quality!

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