What's New?

  • Two new books have been added to the online Store page – Sheriff's Mug Book, Sacramento County 1897-1905 and Index Sacramento Co. Recorder Daily Register, Register of Deaths and Interments July 1941 – April 1944..   posted 9/10/2014 rh
  • Root Cellar Ramblings Blog is now celebrating its 3rd year of existence. YAHOOOOO!! YIPPPEY!! It is our 3rd Blogiversary and we are thrilled and continuing to get stronger and better. Check out the Blog and see what we have been doing. Sign on with your email and receive the posts directly in your own email box. Don't miss out. posted 29Apr2014sb
  • Mark your calendar! Root Cellar's next seminar has been scheduled for March 21, 2015. Click here for more information.  posted 4/11/2014  
  • Something is happening at the Root Cellar SGS's Library. See details below. posted March 2014
  • ​ The ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES digitalization project is complete. Downloadable fully searchable copies of the Preserves from January 1979 to the present are now posted in the Members-Only section. Thanks go to John Jay for the scanning and Ron Setzer for file preparation and posting.  posted March 2014
  • The current issue of ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES (Vol. 36, No. 3) has been posted in this website's Members-Only section. All members are emailed a copy.
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Something is happening at our Library

Over six thousand books representing most of the U.S. states! Periodicals from more than 300 genealogical societies across the U.S. and Canada! That's what you will find in Root Cellar's library located at the California State Archives building.
Volunteers are creating an online catalog of the library's holdings. An older draft list is available as a downloadable PDF file. Eventually that list will appear on the website's Library page (currently empty). For more information and to download that draft listing, click on RC's Library Catalog in the menu to your left.

Thursday, Nov. 6th:
RCSGS Board Meeting
Regular Board Meeting. Members Welcome. Space is Limited.
Thursday, Nov. 6th:
Legacy Family Tree SIG
NOT sponsored by Root Cellar SGS, but member supported.
Come together, learn & share with others that are also using Legacy Family Tree Genealogy Software.
Friday, Nov. 7th:
RCSGS Extraction Gathering
All are welcome. This is an active group, working closely with the Center to transcribe/extract as many of their records as possible. We can always use more help. Any questions contact Marilyn Ulbricht  mulbricht@sbcglobal.com   
Thursday, Nov. 13th:
Using Postcards in Genealogical Research (Class 4 in a series of 5)

Presented by Glenda Gardner Lloyd

Many families have collections of post cards. You may find many clues to sort out the family tangles. Space is limited and advance registration was required. Registration is now closed.

Thursday, Nov. 13th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting – Interpreting Church Records
6:15-7 p.m.: Pre-meeting open discussion. Each table will be dedicated to several U.S. states. Share tips, information, problems and solutions with people researching in the same region.
7. to 8:30 p.m.: Announcements/Discussions & Main program - Interpreting Church Records with Judson Gears
Early church records are excellent sources of information for births, marriages, and deaths before civil records became available. What do these records mean? What else may lurk in the church's archives? What information might be available about the clergy? Where might we begin our journey to locate these records?
Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears...... lived in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Texas for over thrity-five years before being appointed to churches in California. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts of Theology, and Doctor of Ministry  Degrees. While now retired, he is an ordained United Methodist Pastor who served a variety of churches in Maryland, Texas, Pennsylvania, and California over a fifty year period. He has been working on descendent family trees for over thirty years with a geographical focus on Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, and North Carolina from the earliest European settlements. Currently he serves as the President of the Board for the Nevada County Genealogical Society.  Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears
Visitors always welcome!