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Genealogy Lectures
Presented by Glenda Lloyd
Fridays in January & February
10:00 am - 11:30 am via Zoom
 
Speaker Glenda Lloyd will once again present one-hour lectures on popular genealogical research topics followed by Q&A sessions.  This series of five lectures is a free members-only event. Registration is required and a link will be sent to all members via email.

TOPICS:
January 14 - Timelines
January 21 - Alphabet Soup of Probate
January 28 - Cemetery Research
February 4 - Heirlooms
February 11 - Newspapers


More Genealogy Classes

San Juan Adult Education...
Where Learning Never Ends...
 
Starting in January, the San Juan Unified School District's Community Based Education program will offer genealogy classes taught in person by Glenda Lloyd at the Sunrise Tech Center. Register NOW because these popular classes fill up fast!
 
Learn different sources of research and strategies for extending your family tree. You will discover ways to use information to help you solve all of your genealogical questions and discover your family's past in very exciting ways. Beginning Level 1 will get you started learning the basics and Intermediate Level 2 will expand on the basics learned in Level 1.

Beginning - Level 1 - Genealogy 1
Instructor: Glenda Lloyd 
Dates: Jan. 24, 2022 - Apr. 18, 2022
Day: Monday
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: In-person, Sunrise Tech Center (Reminder: Face masks are required)
Fee: $65 (not including materials/supplies)
Click here to register for Genealogy 1 

Intermediate - Level 2 - Genealogy 2
Instructor: Glenda Lloyd 
Dates: Jan. 24, 2022 - Apr. 18, 2022
Day(s): Monday
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: In-person, Sunrise Tech Center (Reminder: Face masks are required)
Fee: $65 (not including materials/supplies)
Click here to register for Genealogy 2 


Root Cellar Library Closed

 
The California State Archives and the Root Cellar Library closed again to the public starting on January 3 due to COVID concerns. There is no reopening date scheduled. We will let you know when the Library is open again. 

California Dreaming!  
The NGS 2022 Family History Conference is happening 24-28 May, at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, right here in Sacramento.  The conference will feature more than 150 new genealogy lectures on a wide variety of topics.  Registration opens 10 January.  Register here for the in-person program in Sacramento, 24-28 May, or the Online at Home virtual program, 27-28 May.

             
 

Special Interest Groups and Workshops


Now offered through Zoom
Are you new to genealogy?
or
Are you a "seasoned" genealogist but are plagued by pesky "brick walls"?
 
Our daytime workshops and special interest groups ("SIGS") may be just what you need to further your research efforts.  If you haven't done so before now, consider participating with one or more of the following:
  • Daytime Workshop - 3rd Wednesdays from 1-3PM
  • Genealogical Book Club meets every other month on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Family Tree Maker SIG - 3rd & 4th Thursdays from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Legacy and Flip Pal Support Group - 4th Thursdays from 10:00AM - 1:00PM  No meetings June-July-August.
For more information on these resources, click on the "Meetings" link of the "Home" menu option at left, or scroll down the list of meetings at right.

Friday, Jan. 28th
Genealogy Lecture presented by Glenda Lloyd
TOPIC:  Cemetery Research   Speaker Glenda Lloyd will present a one hour lecture on a popular genealogical research topic followed by a question and answer session.  This is a free members-only event.  All Root Cellar members will be emailed a registration link.     A registration link was sent to all ...
Friday, Feb. 4th
Genealogy Lecture presented by Glenda Lloyd
TOPIC:  Heirlooms   Speaker Glenda Lloyd will present a one hour lecture on a popular genealogical research topic followed by a question and answer session.  This is a free members-only event.  All Root Cellar members will be emailed a registration link.     A registration link was sent to all members, ...
Thursday, Feb. 10th
Utilizing the DAR Website and Catalog by Stephanie West
The Daughters of the American Revolution’s website and catalog feature a wealth of information. Learn how to navigate the website and catalog to view this vast collection of published materials, manuscripts and other special collections. This material is valuable to all researchers and localities.   Register Now
Friday, Feb. 11th
Genealogy Lecture presented by Glenda Lloyd
TOPIC:  Newspapers   Speaker Glenda Lloyd will present a one hour lecture on a popular genealogical research topic followed by a question and answer session.  This is a free members-only event.  All Root Cellar members will be emailed a registration link.     A registration link was sent to all members, ...
Thursday, Mar. 10th
Research Strategies for Early Colonial America with Shannon-Combs Bennett
Colonial research can be complicated and highly specialized. Not only is each colony unique, but the records can tell you quite different things. Plus, the papers often reflect the activities of the time, meaning you need to understand the history of the place you are researching. In this presentation, ...