What's New?

  • Mark your calendar! Root Cellar's next seminar has been tentatively scheduled for March 21, 2015.  posted 4/11/2014 
  • ​ The ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES digitialization project is complete. Downloadable 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
  • Root Cellar members can now post suggestions on how to improve this website on a new message forum. Click on the "Forums" menu to go to that page.  posted March /2014
  • The pre-meeting discussion group theme is continuing to evolve. Beginning with the February 2014 meeting, topics again focused on groups of U.S. states. Participants can share successes, brickwalls and tips.  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. 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! 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, Apr. 23rd:
Reunion for the Mac Special Interest Group
Brainstorm solutions to users' problems, questions & explore ins/outs of the best Mac genealogy program. Contact Ron Setzer (PreservesEditor@rootcellar.org) to be added to our email list. All are welcome. 
Thursday, May. 8th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15-7:00 PM  6:15 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.
7:00 - 8:30 PM  “The Story Behind the Story”  Come hear the Who, What, Why and How about Root Cellar’s publication The Preserves.  
 
Visitors always welcome!
 
Wednesday, May. 21st:
Root Cellar Workshop
Learn research tips.  Share your successful finds and brickwalls. The session may include a webinar or a demo of a research tool. Guests welcome!
Wednesday, May. 28th:
Reunion for the Mac Special Interest Group
Brainstorm solutions to users' problems, questions & explore ins/outs of the best Mac genealogy program. Contact Ron Setzer (PreservesEditor@rootcellar.org) to be added to our email list. All are welcome. 
Thursday, Jun. 12th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15-7:00 PM  6:15 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.
7:00 pm to 8:30 PM  Program - “Using the Subscription Newspaper Web Sites at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries ”  Presented by Janice Sellers.
 
Newspapers can provide information about births, deaths, marriages,
moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. The FHL
Portal at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries provides free access to
several newspaper subscription sites. This class gives an overview of
what is available and techniques to help improve your chances of
finding information about your relatives.
 
Janice Sellers is a professional genealogist specializing in forensic,
newspaper, and Jewish research. She edits three genealogy journals and
serves on the boards of San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical
Society and California State Genealogical Alliance.  She is also a
member of Association of Professional Genealogists, Council for the
Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Genealogical Speakers Guild,
California Genealogical Society, African American Genealogical Society
of Northern California, and Gesher Galicia.
 
Visitors always welcome!