Are you interested in finding out more
about your family's history? Attend the Land Records & Genealogy
Symposium to find out more about genealogy, homesteading and records
The symposium, sponsored by
Southeast Community College and the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, will be held July 15-16 at SCC's Beatrice Campus.
may attend one or both days. The cost for one day is $79 or both days
for $109. Tuition includes continental breakfast, symposium materials
and lunch. There also will be a dinner on the evening of July 15 at the
Homestead National Monument. Cost is $22 per person.
Registration deadline is July 6. Persons can register by going to www.southeast.edu/continuing and click on the REGISTER NOW button. In the key word search box, type in Genealogy.
July 15 there will be four speaker presentations, including
award-winning Australian journalist Christine Kenneally, who wrote the
book, "The Invisible History of the Human Race."
new ability to read DNA and dig through other mountains of digitized
data has given us an unprecedented insight into not only what happened,
but also what gets passed down," Kenneally said about her book.
presenters include Tina Beaird, who will talk about mapping and
property records; Jake Ersland, who will focus on Civil War records; and
photographer Bill Ganzel, who will share pictures and interviews from
the Dust Bowl.
events only matter when they affect the lives of everyday people, and
the Great Depression was a matter of simple survival for most
Americans," Ganzel said.
speakers include Evie Bresette, who will focus on land records; Dr.
David McDonald, who will share stories about transcontinental migration;
and Bob King, who will speak about homesteading in Alaska. Nancy
Johnson will explore the myths of women's madness on the plains.
presentation takes into consideration that the settlement society of
the Great Plains was influenced by Victorian attitudes, changing roles
for women, the way mental disorders were diagnosed and treated, and the
larger context of a rapidly industrializing America," Johnson said.