The following is an announcement from the Southeast Community College:
The third Land Records and Genealogy Symposium will be held at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska on Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, 2005. A partnership between Southeast Community College-Beatrice and Homestead National Monument gives us the opportunity to listen to nationally-known speakers on land records and related topics.
A Friday night reception and dinner at the Monument gives symposium goers a chance to see the prairie homestead region of Daniel Freeman, one of America's first homesteaders. Beatrice Public Library is the repository for the Nebraska State Genealogical Society, and Lincoln, the state capital and home to the Nebraska State Historical Society and state vital records offices, gives the researcher a chance to extend the week and get a lot of Nebraska research done. Highlights of the event include:
- Cyndi Howells as featured keynote speaker
- Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG: "Addicted to Courthouses!''
- Craig Scott, CGRS: "Pension Research: You Stopped Too Soon"
- Sharon Tate Moody, CGRS: "If Living Were a Crime: Evidence Our Ancestors Left at the Scene"
- Marian Smith, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: "Immigration Records"
- Claire Bettag, CGRS, CGL: "General Land Entry Case Files"
- Barbara Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan, "Planning and Using Oral History in Genealogy"
The symposium will take place at the Beatrice campus of Southeast Community College.
For information and registration, contact Kelly Morgan at Southeast Community College at 402-228-8244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.