For the fifth consecutive year,
Southeast Community College is hosting the Land Records & Genealogy
Symposium on SCC’s Beatrice Campus.
The event, a partnership between
SCC and Homestead National Monument of America, is scheduled for July 12 and 13
on campus at 4771 W. Scott Road. Registration deadline is July 2. There are
enrollment options available. Participants can choose the full two-day
symposium for $99, a one-day symposium on July 12 for $69, a one-day symposium
on July 13 for $69, or the dinner event at 6:30 p.m. July 12 only for $19.
Persons wanting more information or to register are asked to call 800-828-0072
Kelly Morgan, SCC’s Continuing
Education director in Beatrice, said past participants have come from as far as
Germany and all over the United States.
“This has become a very successful
and popular event,” Morgan said. “This year’s speaker lineup is fantastic.”
July 12 kicks off with a
continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Speaker presentations will take place from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scheduled speakers are David Williams, senior product
manager for Fold3; Laura Prescott, a professional genealogist, writer and
speaker; Deborah Abbott, past president of the African-American Genealogical
Society in Cleveland, Ohio; and Roberta “Bobbi” King, a homestead records
researcher who will deliver the keynote talk titled “Homesteading: A Historical
July 13 kicks off with a
continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Speaker presentations will take place from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Scheduled speakers are David Rencher, a member of the Family
History Department in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Gail Blankenau, an experienced
genealogist and photo historian.
Topics to be covered both days are
Introduction to Fold3, Introduction to Ancestry, Military Homesteaders, Finding
the Land: Cash Sales, Military Script & Preemption, Using Land Records in
Slave Research, Family Search: Gathering Land Records, Tumbleweeds in the
Windows: Women Homesteaders, and Dating and Identifying Your 19th
For a list of lodging facilities
in Beatrice, go to www.visitbeatrice.com.