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What's New?

  • Become part of the volunteer team that runs Root Cellar! All the services enjoyed by both members and the public depend on the time and effort of volunteers. We have critical positions becoming vacant that, if not filled, will adversely impact essential services. Click here to see a list. This list is permanently posted in the Forms category on the Society Business page in this website's members-only section. posted 24 Nov 2015 rh
  • Each year, during the months of September and October, a dedicated committee of Root Cellar volunteers sets up a promotional display at three local libraries – Arden-Dimick, Fair Oaks and North Highlands-Antelope. This year, thanks go to Diane Maltase, Carolee Jones, Charlene Eberwine, Jaci Marchi and Denise Miller. Click on the images below for a larger view. posted 19 Oct 2015 rh
Fair Oaks Library North Highlands-Antelope Library
  • The October issue of Root Cellar PRESERVES (Vol. 37, No. 3) has been posted in this website's Members-Only section. Members have received copies by email. posted 31 Oct 2015 ls
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  • Root Cellar Ramblings Blog is now celebrating its 4th year of existence. YAHOOOOO!! YIPPPEY!! It is our 4th Blogiversary and we are thrilled and continuing to get stronger and better. A very big thank you to Geneablogger and Thomas McEntee, where we have thrived and grown under this relationship. Check out the Blog, see what we have been doing, leave a message or send a message to Let us know how we are doing. Sign on with your email and receive the posts directly in your own email box. Don't miss out. posted 29Apr2015slb 
  • Root Cellar SGS Spring Seminar was successful again. What a great day - a warm dry, calm, spring day, new destination that was good, great snacks & lunch, wonderful prizes and raffle baskets, and dozens of happy volunteers kept the day moving along without many noticeable hitches. D Joshua Taylor spoke to a SOLD OUT, standing room only crowd. I heard participants leaving who were anxious to get home to try some of those tips and research hints that were talked about during the day. Thank you to all the volunteers for the great job! See pictures and a recap of the day.
  • Sheriff's Mug Book 1915 - 1924 and Wanted Posters 1923 -1924 Sacramento County is now available. See the online store page for more information.​   posted 21 Apr 2015 rh 
Click on the above image to see a preview.
  • An up-to-date catalog for Root Cellar's Library is now available. Also, we are looking for volunteers to serve as docents in the library room. For more information on both, click here to go to the Library page.  posted 14Dec2014 rh
  • ​ 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

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 25th
MAC Reunion Users
Meets 4th Wednesdays, 10:30AM Sacramento Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento   Always check first. For more information, contact Rick Hanson
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Board Meeting
10:00AM Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Dr., Citrus Heights Members are welcome.
Thursday, Dec. 3rd
Legacy Users
Meets 1st Thursdays, 1:15-3:15PM Sacramento Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento   For information, contact  
Wednesday, Dec. 9th
Roots Magic Users
Meets 2nd Wednesdays, 1:00PM-3:00PM Sacramento Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento   For more information, contact Lynn Brown
Thursday, Dec. 10th
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15 to 7:00 PM   Pre-Meeting Open Discussion 7:00 to 9:00 PM  Root Cellar Christmas Party Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael   Visitors Welcome! For information go to