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 December 2019

Spring Seminar 2020

Save the date for our 2020 Spring Seminar coming on March 28, 2020 featuring D. Joshua Taylor.  Click on the "Spring Seminar" link at left for more details.

Volunteers Needed

Root Cellar is an all-volunteer organization.  To provide the events that are enjoyed by members and the public we need the support of Root Cellar's membership.  Please consider stepping up to assist us in our efforts.

Special Interest Groups and Workshops

Are you new to genealogy?
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 workshops - 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 Thursdays from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Legacy and Flip Pal Support Group - 4th Thursdays from 10:00AM - 1:00PM  No meetings June-July-August.
All are held each month at the Sylvan Community Center in Citrus Heights.
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.

Root Cellar Extraction Project

Did you know that Root Cellar has published almost 50 indexes and other materials gleaned from Sacramento's historical archives?  Our ongoing Extraction Project meets every Friday at the Center for Sacramento History, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd., from 9AM to Noon.  If you would be interested in participating in this special activity, drop by the Center and let us know.  For more information, you may also send an email to info@rootcellar.org. For a list of the publications we have already created, click the "Society Publications" link in the menu at the left of this page.

Thursday, Dec. 12th
Root Cellar General Meeting
  Meetings are held on 2nd Thursdays,  7:00-8:30PM Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael   7:00-8:30 PM  General Membership Meeting followed by a guest speaker.   Guests are welcome. For information go to info@rootcellar.org
Wednesday, Dec. 18th
Daytime Workshop
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER -- JOIN US AGAIN IN JANUARY Our daytime workshop meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Discover your family story; learn tips and tricks; share your findings; and get help from other researchers.  All are welcome to our free workshop ...
Thursday, Dec. 19th
Family Tree Maker SIG
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER – ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive Citrus Heights   This SIG meets to discuss use of the popular Family Tree Maker genealogy software. The first thirty minutes of each month's meeting are dedicated to those individuals ...
Thursday, Dec. 26th
Legacy and Flip Pal Support Group
  Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 2:30pm Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive Citrus Heights   This support group will address the Legacy genealogy software, use of the Flip-Pal portable scanner and related topics. The Group's objectives are to increase participants' knowledge with ...
Wednesday, Jan. 8th
Root Cellar's Genealogical Book Club
We would like to invite you to attend the January meeting of Root Cellar’s Genealogical Book Club. The book for the meeting will be Christine Rose’s Courthouse Research for Family Historians: Your Guide to Genealogical Treasures. CR Publications, San Jose, California, 2004. The reference guide contains the essentials of courthouse ...