Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This Saturday - Family History Day 2013

Reservations are now CLOSED for ordering syllabus for Family History Day 2013.

There are PLENTY of syllabi available, and you don't need a reservation to purchase one. Just pick up a copy for $5.00 (cash only, please) at the Information Table in the lobby of the California State Archives, this Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Doors to the Archives open at 8:30 am and our keynote address begins at 9:00 am sharp. Make sure you get there early to find parking and obtain your copy of a syllabus.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Keynote Address

Our keynote address at the opening session of Family History Day 2013
will be presented by Kathryn Marshall -

Comings and Goings in the Golden West: 
Resources for Tracing California's Settlers and Sojourners

Kathryn Marshall holds a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where for eight years she taught about the relationship of beliefs, attitudes, and behavior. Now in her second decade as Director of the Lodi California Family History Center, Kathryn is a frequent speaker at conferences and county historical society workshops. Her curriculum augmentation book, Discovery of California Gold, is distributed to elementary school teachers throughout the state. Kathryn has written biographical sketches of pioneers and interpretive panels for museum exhibits, edited historical reference books, and published maps of the transportation networks between the Great Salt Lake Basin and California. After years of painstaking research, Kathryn is writing a history of the first shipload of American families to reach California after the Bear Flag Revolt. These fleeing refugees became the surprising transformers of Yerba Buena into the vibrant city of San Francisco.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reserve your syllabus now

To reserve your syllabus, send an email to:


Syllabus will be available for pick-up on the day of the event
October 12, 2013

Doors will open at 8:30. Your syllabus may be purchased at the Information Table in the lobby of the California State Archives. Cost is $5.00 per copy, cash only please.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sign up for announcements

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Family History Day 2013.

Speaker bios now on the website!

Click on the Speakers tab
to read about the roster of experts
teaching our free classes this year.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Get ready for Family History Day 2013

Family History Day 2013 is almost here and we're getting ready.
Our keynote address, "Comings and Goings in the Golden West,"
will be given by Kathryn Marshall at our opening session.

Now is the time to reserve your syllabus! This year it will contain all class notes, speaker biographies and exhibitor information. Send an email to familyhistoryday2013@gmail.com to reserve your copy. Your syllabus will be ready for pick up at the information table on the day of the event.
Cost is $5.00 per syllabus (cash only, please).

Monday, June 3, 2013

Speakers have been posted!

Go to the Speakers tab above for a complete list of speakers and presentations. We're excited about the varied selection we're offering this year, and have added an additional session to the day. Join us!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Discover a new world of your ancestors

Get ready for Family History Day 2013 at the California State Archives.