Tenth Year, for Land Records and Genealogy Symposium

BEATRICE – A Land Records and Genealogy Symposium is marking a milestone at Southeast Community College, in Beatrice.

SCC Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Kelly Morgan says it’s the tenth year for the event, which features speakers on immigration, records and genealogy research Friday and Saturday.

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SCC cooperates with the Homestead National Monument of America, in putting on the symposium. Participants preregister for the symposium.  Homestead Historian Robert Marcell says the monument is a partner in the event largely because of the connection between the Homestead Act of 1862 and immigration.

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Marcell says the symposium focuses partly on the tools people can use to trace their family history.

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The national monument west of Beatrice continues work on a long-term process of putting homestead records into digital form.

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The symposium includes a panel on Nebraska Immigration, with information about immigration from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Denmark, Wales and Sweden.

A dinner event, separate from the symposium is being held at the Homestead National Monument of America this evening at 6, for a cost of $20.  A presentation will be given by University of Nebraska-Omaha Associate Professor John Schleicher, a special collections librarian.

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