What's New?

  • Root Cellar SGS Spring Seminar registration is now CLOSED!   We have sold out.
  • 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.

Friday, Mar. 6th:
Extraction Gathering
We can always use more hands to help. Learn right along side of all of us.
Thursday, Mar. 12th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15 to 7:00 PM   Pre-Meeting Open Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM   Your Ancestors' Handwriting Has a Story to Tell  -- Presented by Nancy Douglas
Want to learn what Graphology is? Find out along with the history and components of handwriting analysis by attending the March 12 Membership Meeting.
Nancy Douglas was fortunate to train under master handwriting instructor and professional handwriting analyst, Betty J. Adams and is certified as a Handwriting Analyst/Graphologist, working in the profession since 2011.  You can learn more about Nancy Douglas by visiting her website for Writemeaning Handwriting Analysis at www.writemeaning.com.
Visitors Welcome!
Wednesday, Mar. 18th:
Root Cellar Workshop
Learn research tips.  Share your successful finds and brickwalls.  Meet other members in an informal setting.
Guests are welcome.
Saturday, Mar. 21st:
Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society's 2015 Spring Seminar
Thursday, Apr. 2nd:
Board Meeting
Members are welcome.