What's New?

  • 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! ..........pictures and a recap of the day will be available soon. Please check back. 24Mar2015slb
  • 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
  • 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 
  • ​ 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. 37, No. 1) 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, Apr. 2nd:
Board Meeting
Members are welcome.
Thursday, Apr. 9th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15 to 7:00 PM   Pre-Meeting Open Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM   Meeting Presentation
Share tips, information, problems and solutions and enjoy an evening presentation.
Visitors Welcome!
Wednesday, Apr. 15th:
Root Cellar Workshop
Learn research tips.  Share your successful finds and brickwalls.  Meet other members in an informal setting.
Guests are welcome.
Thursday, May. 7th:
Board Meeting
Members are welcome.
Thursday, May. 14th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15 to 7:00 PM   Pre-Meeting Open Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM   Divorce Records -- Presented by Glenda Gardner Lloyd
Share tips, information, problems and solutions and enjoy an evening presentation on Divorce Records by Glenda Gardner Lloyd.
Glenda is a fourth generation Californian.  She has been teaching genealogy classes for San Juan Adult Education since 1983. She teaches workshops for many local genealogical societies, local seminars, Family History Day at the Archives and the Sacramento Public Library. She is an active member of ROOT CELLAR and served as its first president.
Visitors Welcome!