Studying Free People of Color in Apprentice Records

Ari Wilkins
Jun 3, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 27s
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Introduction
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Apprenticeship
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The Master and Contract
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Where to find
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Case Study
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Tips
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

This lecture will discuss the institution of apprenticeship – documents, laws, and resources relating to free people of color before the Civil War.

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. RA
    RS Adams
    12 months ago

    Very interesting & informative. I love Ari’s training sessions.
    Donna Adams

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  2. MH
    Mary Hawkins
    12 months ago

    This webinar was most informative I will watch again to assist me with my research. Thank you Ari for a well-planned webinar.

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    Maria Capaldi
    12 months ago

    I could listen to Ari Wilkins all day! Great case study 🙂

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  4. DB
    Dara Brooks
    12 months ago

    It introduced the topic and concept; explained it; then used a case study to apply it. The application is what helps cement the understanding and use of records. It forces one to think differently based on times (pre or post emancipation) local laws and practices. It’s just another perfect example of how we must stay laser focused and approach the research with an arsenal of tools, namely those laws and practices that apply to our cases. It was outstanding because it was concise and ultra-informative.

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    William Robinson
    12 months ago

    Great class, Thank you

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    Donna Fitzgerald
    12 months ago

    Excellent presentation and case study!

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    alicia cohen
    12 months ago

    Excellent webinar by Ari Wilkins on FPOC in Apprentice Records. She made it very clear and easy to follow her findings. This adds an additional understanding to the lives of FPOC and my family from NC.

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    Maryann Rozzell
    12 months ago

    This is a new to me area of exploration and I am eager to follow the leads given by Ari!! My gt.grandfather (1808-1889) was a FPOC but family lore does not say how that happened or anything about his early life. He also was a JP in NC in the 1860s and literate. I will be busy trying to fill in some gaps in my information about Benj. Johnson of Edgecombe Co.

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