Sunday, February 26 , 2017, 11:45 am | Partly Cloudy 54º


Historian Roger McGrath to Speak About Revolutionary War to Genealogical Society

The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly general meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance St. in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Roger McGrath
Dr. Roger McGrath

A noted historian and author, Dr. Roger McGrath will present "The Shot Heard Round the World," an analysis of the American Revolutionary War and the battles of Lexington and Concord that marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its 13 colonies in the mainland of British North America.

Dr. McGrath has authored four books, more than 100 articles, and numerous columns and book reviews. He has appeared in many of The History Channel’s documentary series, including Cowboys & Outlaws, Wild West Tech, The Presidents, The Conquerors, The Real West, Biography and Tales of the Gun, and in more than a dozen individual documentaries.

Dr. McGrath is a Marine veteran and a lieutenant colonel. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious California Military History medal and currently serves as president of the California State Military Museum Foundation Board of Directors.

In recognition of Patriots' Day, this program is sponsored by SBCGS and the Santa Barbara Sons of the American Revolution. There is no charge for this presentation.

Special interest groups will meet at 9:30 a.m. for Beginning Genealogy, Writers' Support Group, German Ancestry, Italian Genealogy, Computer Genealogy and DNA, and at 9 a.m. for Jewish Genealogy. The Society Monthly meeting will meet at 10:30 a.m., and the featured speaker will start at 11 a.m.

Come join us. You do not need to be a member to enjoy this wonderful free presentation.

Click here for a calendar of genealogical events.

— Glenn Avolio is publicity chairman for the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk encourages free expression, regardless of viewpoint, but requires that such expressions be civil in tone, respectful of other commenters and relevant to the stories on which they are posted. We reserve the right to remove any comment for any reason.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree not to submit a comment that is abusive, defamatory, disrespectful, illegal, libelous, profane, vulgar or disparaging (whether on the basis of disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, traits with which people are born, or otherwise).

» Agree not to submit a comment that attacks or threatens another person, threatens or promotes violence, wishes for harm to befall another person, invades another person's privacy or proprietary rights, or uses expletives (including veiled profanity).

» Agree not to stalk or harass another person, dominate the conversation, discourage participation by others, or bait, belittle, bicker with, mock or taunt others.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

» Comments with spam or self-promotional links are not allowed. Comments that include links are automatically routed to a Pending queue. Regularly checking it is not a priority of ours.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >