What's New?

  • A new book has been added to the online Store page – Sheriff's Mug Book, Sacramento County 1897-1905..   posted 8/8/2014 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 
  • ​ 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 Root Cellar's Libary. See below for details.  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! 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. 5th:
RC Extraction Meet Up
Busy busy committee.... but they can always us another pair of hands. The work is not difficult, in fact you can hear us talking about the entries and wondering about the lives of the entries, but you may find the handwriting challenging but there is lots of help.
Sunday, Sep. 7th:
A Beginner's Guide to the Puddle Jump (European Research)
Presented by Kathryn Marshall
More than 95% of Americans descend from people who did not live on this continent and in the 18th century. In this genealogy lecture, historian Kathryn Marshall will discuss how you can trace your immigrant ancestors back to Europe.
Registration not required. For more information, call the library at (916) 264-2920. Street parking near the library is free on Sundays.
Thursday, Sep. 11th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting – Install Backblaze for Free
Learn about one of the more popular online backup solutions for your comptuer. The folks from Backblaze will be present to describe their product and provide a free offer. For a limited time, you will be able to use their subscription product for free. Even better, they will lead you through installation. So if there is the possibility that you will be interested, don't forget to bring your laptop.
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.
Visitors always welcome!
Friday, Sep. 12th:
RC Extraction Meet UP
Busy busy committee, and they always welcome new hands. The work is not difficult but the handwriting might be challengingbut there will be lots of support and help. 
Contact Marilyn Ulbrichtmulbricht@sbcglobal.com
Sunday, Sep. 14th:
Documenting your Treasurers – Beyond the Paper
Presented by Glenda Gardner Lloyd.
You probably know how to document the print sources you use to support your research. Do you know how to document your heirlooms, as well? This presentation by genealogy guru Glenda Lloyd will show you how to keep track of your treasurers.
Registration not required. For more information, call the library at (916) 264-2920. Street parking near the library is free on Sundays.