What's New?

  • Well-known genealogy lecturer Glenda Gardner Lloyd will be teaching a series of five free genealogy classes on selected Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. starting October 16 at the Sylvan Community Center in Citrus Heights (where Root Cellar’s Workshop meetings take place). The classes are open to Root Cellar members who have renewed their membership for the 2014/15 membership year. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here for more information. Click here to register.  posted 8 Sep 2014 rh

  • 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. 2) 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.

Friday, Sep. 26th:
RC Extraction Meet Up
Busy Busy Commiittee........ but they can always use another pair of hands. The work is not difficult, the handwriting might be a challenge but there is lots of help available.
Friday, Oct. 3rd:
RC Extraction Meet UP
Busy Committee of Volunteers. We love to share our finds with other family researchers locally and across the country.,
If you would like to get involved please contact Marilyn Ulbricht
Thursday, Oct. 9th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting – The Nature of Evidence and Proof
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.: Main program - The Nature of the Evidence and Proof presented by Craig Manson
The evaluation of evidence is the top of this hour. Learn the difference between "evidence" and "proof". How do you know when a fact has been "proven"? What's the Genealogical Standard of Proof? 
Craig Manson is a lawyer, historian and genealogist. His areas of interest are African-Americans, military records, and US state records. Geographically, his research covers Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, Illnois, and Tennessee. 
He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and the California Genealogical Society where he served two years on the Board of Directors. 
Visitors always welcome!
Friday, Oct. 10th:
RC Extraction Meet Up
This is a busy committee committed to extracting all there is, giving this information back to the commiittee.
If you are interested in helping please contact Marilyn Ulbricht
Saturday, Oct. 11th:
Sacramento Archives Crawl
Sacramento Archives Crawl is an Archives Month event held every October. Crawlers tour among four host archives in Sacramento, gathering stamps in their passports as they view treasures from dozens of archives and special collections libraries, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the-scenes tours. Root Cellar will be staffing a table at the Sacramento State Archives. If you would would like to Root Cellar with this event, please click here to email Sammie Hudgens.
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