Thursday, March 16, 2017
502 West Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
Finding Your Ancestors in Military Records
Kathryn Miller Marshall, Ph.D.
Whether you are seeking information on family members who served during the second World War or are looking for ancestors' records from the Civil War or earlier, there is a wealth of details to be found in military records--as long as you know where to look.
For this month's membership meeting, we are pleased to announce the return of a favorite speaker. Kathryn Miller Marshall is no stranger to our members, having given several well-received presentations over the last few years. She most recently served as director of the Lodi Family History Center, a position which she held for sixteen years.
While her Ph.D. is in psychology from UC Berkeley where she taught for many years, Kathryn Miller Marshall has served as a senior research scientist in Bethesda, Maryland, evaluating the nation's substance abuse programs for congressional reports. Returning to California for her husband's last assignment as a military officer, Dr. Marshall designed curricula and began to specialize in the history of our state between the years of 1840 and 1865. She has had experience developing interpretive panels for museums, editing books for fellow historians, and writing books of her own on the Gold Rush era. Dr. Marshall is a member of the Advisory Board for the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, which provides living history re-enactors at state parks and preserves historical sites in California.
Please consider yourself welcome to come early to this Thursday evening's meeting to enjoy refreshments and visit with fellow members. We look forward to seeing you then!