Thursday, March 20, 2014
Margaret Troke Library
502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
Discovering Your Family’s History
Through Land Records
Deeds. Warrants. Patents. Could these provide any hints for the pursuit of your family’s history?
Come join us as we reconvene at the Troke Library on March 20, to examine how genealogists use land records to help trace their family history.
This month, we are pleased to have as our speaker Kathryn Marshall from the Lodi Family History Center.
Kathryn Miller Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley where she taught for many years. Dr. Marshall is the Director of the Lodi California Family History Center, serving there for the last fifteen years.
Dr. Marshall began to specialize in the history of California between 1840 and 1865 when asked to prepare interpretive panels for museums, edit books for fellow historians, and write books of her own. As a curriculum designer for "Odyssey of the Mind," she particularly enjoyed planning and implementing exciting educational activity days for children and their families. She recently published Discovery of California Gold, a curriculum augmentation book for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th grades, which is being adopted by school districts throughout the state.
Dr. Marshall is a member of the Advisory Board for the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, which builds monuments, provides living history re-enactors at state parks and special events, and preserves historical sites in California.