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Library Volunteers

Any organization is only as great as its volunteers. The ROOT CELLAR Library is extremely lucky to have three volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the recent reorganization project. They are Denise Miller, Georgia Chun, and Lois Shumaker.
 
 
Denise Miller is the driving force behind the removal and relocation of the periodicals. Her desire to see empty shelves made it possible to move the 6,288 books to those newly available shelves. New and donated books now have a space on the shelves. Denise catalogues every new and donated book into the online catalog.
 
 
It is Georgia’s librarian skills drawing up a usable plan that made the book relocation smooth and efficient. Her inventory skills are helping ensure all books are correctly labeled and accounted for in the online catalog.
 

Lois went beyond culling outdated books. She looked at each book to make sure it is still relevant in the library. Relevant books meet the research needs of all patrons. Lois has the technical computer skills to ensure the library computer is available to the docents, volunteers, and patrons. Lois is a double volunteer as the Preserves Editor.

2023 SPRING SEMINAR

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
ROOT CELLAR – SACRAMENTO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Featuring
D. JOSHUA TAYLOR, MA, MLS

D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, is a nationally known and recognized speaker and author on genealogy and family history. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Joshua has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are? and he can also be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.
 
2023 Spring Seminar Topics
  • Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840
  • Vanity Sketches: Sources and Truths Behind County Histories
  • Essential Technology for Genealogists
  • When Dates Disagree: 8 Ways to Resolve Conflicting Details
Seminar Registration will open January 2023

Special Interest Groups and Workshops

Are you new to genealogy?
or
Are you a "seasoned" genealogist plagued by pesky "brick walls"?
 
Our 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:
  • Root Cellar Genealogy Workshop - 3rd Wednesdays from 1-3PM
  • Family Tree Maker SIG - 3rd & 4th Thursdays from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • 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
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.

BOD Meetings

The monthly Board of Directors meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. Any member of our Society is welcome to attend. To receive a meeting invitation, please email our President at info@rootcellar.org at least three days before the meeting. 

Geni-Gram is our monthly newsletter. It's chock-full of information about our Society and local meetings and events, as well as topics of genealogical interest.   
 

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Thursday, Dec. 8th
What the Heck Does That Say? The Challenge of Difficult Handwriting with Pam Vestal
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in genealogy is the seemingly illegible handwriting in our ancestors’ records. Whether you struggle to navigate colonial penmanship that doesn’t even look like English or wrestle with contemporary documents that are poorly written, a few good strategies can make all the difference.  ...
Thursday, Dec. 15th
FTM SIG
Hosted by Ron Setzer and John Jay ~ Informal presentations, problem solving, hands-on demonstrations, question and answer sessions. This SIG (special interest group) will address both Macintosh and Windows versions of the software.  Contact Ron Setzer at papasetzer@comcast.net for Zoom login instructions.  
Thursday, Dec. 22nd
FTM SIG
Hosted by Ron Setzer and John Jay ~ Informal presentations, problem solving, hands-on demonstrations, question and answer sessions. This SIG (special interest group) will address both Macintosh and Windows versions of the software.  Contact Ron Setzer at papasetzer@comcast.net for Zoom login instructions.  
Thursday, Jan. 12th
Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nations with Nancy Calhoun
Researching the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole.     Registration will open one month prior to the event.
Saturday, Apr. 29th
Root Cellar's Spring 2023 Seminar featuring D. Joshua Taylor
SAVE THE DATE! The excitement is building. We're back in person with our full day Spring Seminar with D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS. The four sessions will be: Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 Vanity Sketches: Sources and Truths Behind County Histories Essential ...