What's New?

  • 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
  • A new publication has been added to the online Store page – Sheriff's Mug Book, Sacramento County 1874-1875..   posted 11/8/2014 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
  • The current issue of ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES (Vol. 36, No. 3) 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.

Thursday, Jan. 8th:
Board meeting
Members are always welcome
Contact: Diane Maltase
Thursday, Jan. 8th:
Root Cellar Membership Meeting
6:15 to 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting Open Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 PM "Photo Books for Genealogy" Presented by Joanne Sweeney
Joanne Sweeney has been researching her family history since 2007.  That research and her collection of photographs has led to organizing and publishing a four-generation photo book of her family.
Joanne is a retired teacher having obtained degrees from Sierra College and Sacramento State University. She is a member of the Grass Roots Genealogy Group (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagrgg/) in Nevada City, and she has attended several study groups, seminars and conferences.  Joanne also volunteers on a regular basis at the Family History Center in Nevada City.  She will present the process of developing a photo book and will show samples of her photo books that will be treasured by loved ones for many years to come.
Contact: Diane Maltase
Friday, Jan. 9th:
Extraction Gathering
Try it! You might really like it! We can always use extra hands. Lots of work available.
Thursday, Jan. 15th:
Family Tree Maker SIG
If you are a FTM user or want to know more about FTM.........  this is the place to be. Ask you questions, Get Answers.
Contact: John Jay
Friday, Jan. 16th:
Extraction Gathering
This is an active group with lots of work for everyone. Come down and see what it is all about. 
Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht