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Land Records and Genealogy Symposium

Southeast Community College and the Homestead National Monument of America will hold a Land Records and Genealogy Symposium July 15 to 16 at the Beatrice Campus in Nebraska.

Sessions include “Genealogy: You Can Do This!” that’s designed to inspire and motivate researchers, “Breaking Through Using Land Records 1,” an introductory course designed to give information to genealogists who look to land records to find their ancestors.

Registration deadline is July 2 or when enrollment is met. Register by calling Kelly Morgan at 402-228-8244 or 800-233-5027, or Homestead National Monument at 402-223-3514.

The cost to attend both days is $99, one day is $69.

Genealogy Series at New Jersey Library

The Sayreville Public Library, at 1050 Washington Road in Parlin, New Jersey, will host “Tending the Roots of Your Family Tree: A Four-Part Series to Jumpstart Your Genealogical Research” July 19 and 26, and August 16 and 23.

Nancy C. Nelson and Carol M. Sheaffer, members of many genealogical and historical societies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will present the first three programs, as follows:

July 19 – “Genealogy … Get Ready, Get Set, Get Going!” at 6:30 p.m.

July 26 – “Wherever Did I Put It?” at 6:30 p.m. will focus on organizing genealogical data

August 16 – “Genealogy Research Tools: High Tech/Low Tech” at 6:30 p.m. will give examples of different types of genealogical tools

The final program on August 23 will be presented by Walter Choroszewski, a former science educator, photographer and graphic designer. He will present “Back To Adam: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy” at 6:30 p.m. It will explore DNA testing for genealogy.

To register call Alaina Down at 732-727-0212 or e-mail alainad@lmxac.org.

Genealogy Classes at George Memorial Library

George Memorial Library in Richmond, Texas will hold two genealogy classes this month. On July 12 at 10 a.m. participants can learn how to use HeritageQuest Online, a tool for tracing family histories. Then, on July 19 a class called “Introduction to Ancestry.com: Library Edition” will be held at 10 a.m.

Both classes are free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so registration is suggested by visiting the Fort Bend County Libraries website. Once there click on Calendar and select George Memorial to find the program. Registration can also be completed by calling 281-341-2608. The George Memorial Library is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond, Texas.

Sampling Our History

John Philip Colletta, a nationally recognized author and genealogist, will present a one-day seminar October 8 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama.

“Searching for ancestors is a journey of self-discovery,” Colletta said on a blog posted at Gulflive.com. “As you learn who they were, you discover more about who you are. The journey is not only enlightening, but great fun, too!”

There will be three lectures throughout the day. The first, “Passenger Arrival Records, Advanced Problem Solving,” deals with arrivals to the United States during the 1820s to 1950s. The second session, “Naturalization Records, Advanced Problem Solving,” focuses on 1790 to the 1920s, and methods for finding immigration records. The third session, “Breaking Through Brick Walls: Use Your Head,” uses 19th century case studies to demonstrate methodology for solving research problems.

Cost to attend is $40 and the event is open to the public. Registration details can be obtained by contacting Eugenia Parker, the Mobile Genealogical Society’s first vice president, at 251-414-1995 or gengen1@prodigy.net. The Mobile Genealogical Society is hosting the event.

Genealogy Off The Shelves

The Midland County Public Library will host Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck, an author and former supervisor of Dallas Public Library’s genealogy section, August 20. His presentation will be the second in the library’s “Genealogy off the Shelves” series.

The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held in the meeting room at the library, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, Texas. For more information call 432-688-4325.

Genealogy Gathering

The Johnson County Museum of History’s genealogy library will extend its hours from 6 p.m. to midnight August 26 to accommodate those doing family research. A library tour will be given at 6:30 p.m. and Linda Talley, the genealogy librarian, will give a presentation at 8 p.m.

The museum and library are located at 135 N. Main St., Franklin, Indiana. For more information call 317-346-4500 or e-mail bcundiff@co.johnson.in.us. The genealogy event is free.

2011 Genealogy Course

A genealogy course, The Successful Family Historian, will be offered by the Genealogical & Historical Society of Kendall County starting September 22. The class will be taught by Harry and Mary Alice Dell, who have been teaching genealogy since 1998. Classes will be held at the Boerne Convention Center and registration is required. The course is $70 for non-members and includes a 175-page book and subscription to the alumni newsletter. Registration forms are available online or at The Family History Place, 715 N. Main St., Suite 3 in Boerne, Texas.

Genealogy Research Trip to Indiana State University

The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will host a research trip to the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis September 29 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The society says the library has one of the largest collections of family history in the Midwest. Register online to get one of the 17 spots on the bus, others may carpool. For more information call Mike Lewman, the society’s publicity chair, at 765-569-5935 or e-mail mblewman@yahoo.com.