By Bob Shafer
Last Tuesday, the Seward Community Foundation announced the Grant Funds available for 2016 at a press conference and event held at the Breeze Inn main lobby. The Seward Community Foundation advisors announced the opening of the 2016 grant cycle and the amount of money available to local nonprofits this year. SCF advisors were present to answer questions, offer advice, and to encourage new projects.
By Michelle Strubeck
Tracing your family roots is something you have probably thought about at one time or another. It is an interesting journey to go on when researching your lineage. There are certain things you will be aware of and already know after hearing relatives tell stories, and there will be other things that may come as a surprise when doing research. You may be related to someone famous in history or maybe one of your family members was involved in some sort of scandal.
This past Saturday, the Seward Community Library and Museum hosted their first genealogy program with Seward resident Aleta McLain. Aleta developed an interest in family history as a young child at the age of eight when she came across a document of one of her ancestors from 1630. This started a lifelong passion in tracing her family roots and she has collected a mass of documents and information over the years. When Aleta was in her late 20s, she became the custodian of her family documents, and she finds genealogy to be very interesting and exciting. When asked how she got involved with speaking at this program, she pointed to her husband Dennis and said, “It’s his fault!” Dennis is a volunteer at the museum, and, through conversation with Valarie Kingsland, Library Museum Director, one thing lead to another and Aleta found herself sharing her knowledge on the research process with those in attendance.
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