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 Kathryn has written biographical sketches of pioneers and interpretive panels for museum exhibits, edited historical reference books, and published maps of the transportation networks between the Great Salt Lake Basin and California.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.