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Judy Russell is coming!
Mark your calendars for Spring Seminar -- May 6, 2017 posted21July2016 ls
  • Root Cellar's Legacy and Flip-Pal Support Group: The last meeting for the summer will be May 26. Meetings will resume on September 8.  posted 24May2016, remove July 1.
  • Latest book releases. See the online store page for more information.​   posted 9 Aug 2015 rh 
    Available April 2016
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    Available July 2016
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  • The October 2016 issue of Root Cellar PRESERVES (Vol. 38, No. 3) has been posted in this website's Members-Only section. Members have received copies by email. posted 18oct2016 ls
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  • Become part of the volunteer team that runs Root Cellar! All the services enjoyed by both members and the public depend on the time and effort of volunteers. We have critical positions becoming vacant that, if not filled, will adversely impact essential services. Click here to see a list. This list is permanently posted in the Forms category on the Society Business page in this website's members-only section. posted 24 Nov 2015 rh
  • Each year, during the months of September and October, a dedicated committee of Root Cellar volunteers sets up a promotional display at three local libraries – Arden-Dimick, Fair Oaks and North Highlands-Antelope. This year, thanks go to Diane Maltase, Carolee Jones, Charlene Eberwine, Jaci Marchi and Denise Miller. Click on the images below for a larger view. posted 19 Oct 2015 rh
Fair Oaks Library North Highlands-Antelope Library
  • Root Cellar Ramblings Blog is now celebrating its 4th year of existence. YAHOOOOO!! YIPPPEY!! It is our 4th Blogiversary and we are thrilled and continuing to get stronger and better. A very big thank you to Geneablogger and Thomas McEntee, where we have thrived and grown under this relationship. Check out the Blog, see what we have been doing, leave a message or send a message to Let us know how we are doing. Sign on with your email and receive the posts directly in your own email box. Don't miss out. posted 29Apr2015slb 
  • 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
  • ​ 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 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 25th
MAC Reunion Users
  Meets 4th Wednesdays Sacramento Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento   ALWAYS CHECK FIRST. For more information, contact Rick Hanson
Wednesday, Feb. 1st
Root Cellar Library Carpool
Root Cellar has a fabulous under used library!  Therefore, at the general meeting the Library Committee announced the first carpool rides to our Root Cellar Library in the CA State Archives.  I can accommodate six researchers in my vehicle.  We will meet on February 1, 2017 on the south side of ...
Thursday, Feb. 2nd
Board Meeting
  Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Dr., Citrus Heights Members are welcome.
Thursday, Feb. 9th
Root Cellar General Meeting
  Meetings are held on 2nd Thursdays,  6:15-8:30PM Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Way, Carmichael   6:15-6:45PM Join us for Evening Workshops. 7:00-8:30PM General meeting followed by a guest speaker.   February's Speaker to be announced.    Guests are welcome. For information go to ...
Thursday, Feb. 9th
Root Cellar Legacy & FlipPal Support Group
  Meets 2nd Thursdays Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Dr., Citrus Heights   For information go to