August Program: Homestead Records with Pat Roberts

Speaker Pat Roberts (pictured above) explains how to research homestead records. Homestead application papers often mention family members and previous residence as shown in dozens of papers which may include land application forms, citizenship applications, family Bible pages, marriage or death certificates, newspaper clippings, and affidavits

Pat is a regular speaker, class instructor, writer, and past president of Boulder Genealogical Society and Colorado Council of Genelaogical Societies. An alumnus of the University of Colorado, with a major in English and a minor in history, Pat has also attended numerous summers at the highly regarded University of Iowa Writer’s Institute, and Samford University’s Institute for Genealogical Research. She has also attended the Salt Lake Genealogical Institute and the British Genealogical Institute several times. Pat is currently the Education Chair for the Boulder Genealogical Society, and the Lineage Specialist for the Denver Chapter DAR.

If members can’t attend this program, our society records the program for viewing during the following three weeks. This is a great benefit for our members who can’t attend, are located elsewhere or want to see the program again. Members receive an email with the instructions to access the video.

Please bring a relative or friend interested in genealogy or family history. Open to the public, but consider joining our society to learn more about researching your ancestors!