Thursday, August 29, 2019

Archives Presents Webinar

Jane A. Wilkerson, archival assistant
Archival Assistant Jane A. Wilkerson recently presented “Arkansas and Its People” in a pre-recorded webinar that spotlights resources at the State Archives. The webinar video is available online.

“This webinar is a great way for people to find out how to start researching their family roots,” Wilkerson said. “The reception to the webinar has been spectacular. The presentation was recorded July 22, and in just a month, it was viewed 1,015 times.”
The webinar was made in partnership with the Arkansas Genealogy Society, Legacy Family Tree Webinars and the Archives. The society asked Wilkerson to make the presentation because of her in-depth knowledge on genealogy subjects. Specifically, the presentation highlighted research for time periods that include colonial, territory and early statehood.
Arkansas became a U.S. territory in 1819 and achieved statehood in 1836. Wilkerson discussed types of records available and showed examples and locations.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars members can see the entire presentation on the company website, but non-members will see only the preview, Wilkerson said. Subscriptions are required for ongoing viewings of the company’s 964 online classes for genealogy education.
Wilkerson’s webinar has been so popular that the Archives has submitted a proposal for another one next year.
“The webinar is a great, educational tool that people can access from pretty much anywhere,” Wilkerson said. “I am excited by the possibilities!”