Genealogy expert to talk about War of 1812 at 7:30 p.m.tonight

Lecture at Congregation Beth Emek will focus on those affected by war

Kathryn Miller Marshall, considered an expert on the history of early California, will speak Monday on the War of 1812 and those affected by it.

The free lecture, sponsored by the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, will start at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court in Pleasanton.

Marshall holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the UC Berkeley, where she taught for seven years. Later, she served as the director of the Family History Center,in Lodi for 16 years, she became an expert in genealogy and also the early history of California.

As part of her interests, she researched the era ancestors of the 1812 conflict.

She said 450,000 Americans fought in the war, including hundreds from state militias which, in theory, included all free adult males of military age.

On the opposing side were Canadians, British, and a large proportion of Irish personnel.

Battles raged from Canada to New Orleans, involving much of the population as suppliers, freighters, soldiers and sailors, pensioners, and widows.

Her remarks Monday will deal with the War of 1812 with stories about those who were involved in it.


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Posted by Kay Speaks
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Kathryn Miller Marshall, PhD, was our guest speaker last night at our monthly Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Monthly meetings are held in Pleasanton. Kathryn's topic was "Researching War of 1812 Era Ancestors" which was very professionally presented and delivered with enough humor to be engaging. Everyone I talked with after the meeting was very glad they attended the meeting. Kathryn was very well informed on the history of the War of 1812. We didn't want the evening to end! If you are interested in family history research, please join us for our monthly meetings. We have a different speaker at each monthly meeting. For more information, our website is Meetings are from 7:30-9:00 PM, the second Monday of each month. Guest are always welcome. I plan to coordinate a genealogy seminar with the focus on military records sometime later this year. Kathryn has agreed to be one of our presenters. If you would like to learn more about researching your family history, we have docents that volunteer to help with your research at the Pleasanton library and at the Livermore Family History Center, 90 Mocho Street, Livermore. Hours: Mon. 9-3 PM, Wed./Thur.6-9 PM, Sat. 1-4 PM, closed federal holidays.

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Posted by Kay Speaks
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Sorry, the address for the Livermore Family History Center is 950 Mocho Street, Livermore. Kay

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