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History’s Calling - Where Will it Take You? Webinar Series

Webinar Series

The History's Calling - Where Will it Take You? webinar series is designed to talk with historical experts and History alumni about their career path to show that:

  • Not all Historians have traditional teaching roles
  • Not all paths into historical fields are linear
  • History students can become qualified for a variety of jobs through internships and experiential learning
  • History students CAN find jobs that suit their multi-interests

Join us for our next webinar, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. MST

Virginia McAlister, Sr. Genealogist Research Manager at Ancestry ProGenealogists

Virginia McAlister is from the great state of Virginia and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies (emphasis in Roman history and Latin literature) and a master's degree in Humanities (Medieval and Renaissance Studies). She taught in the Humanities department at Brigham Young University for ten years before pursuing a career in family history. She is an accredited genealogist through ICAPGen® in the Mid-South region and specializes in colonial Southern and African-American research. She has worked for AncestryProGenealogists® since 2014, where she is currently a research manager and an administrator of their training program for new employees. She has been the lead genealogist for several episodes of the tv show Who Do You Think You Are? and appeared in an episode with Laverne Cox. She has four children and in her few moments of free time, she loves to read, run, and travel.