Picnic in the Park & Christmas in June

The June 1st Picnic in the Park & Christmas in June extravaganza at Tempo Park was a smash hit! The Root Cellar Officers took their oaths: President Sandra Maier, Treasurer Rick Hanson, Corresponding Secretary Mary Anne Smith, Parliamentarian/Advisor Glenda Lloyd, and Past President Patty Ssathoff. We dived into delicious picnic treats, battled it out in Genealogy Bingo, and scored some sweet loot from the raffle. Check out the snaps from the fun-filled day!

Volunteer Needed

We are searching for the next editor of ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES. 
To find out more about this amazing volunteer opportunity, contact Lois Shumaker at info@rootcellar.org.

Visit the Root Cellar Library

The Library is located at the California State Archives, 1020 O Street, on the fourth floor. It is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We have over 6,200 books on our shelves. These include all 50 states plus foreign countries, such as Ireland, England, and Germany. 
And there’s more…The library has a special sharing program called “50/50”. Let’s say there is a book you would like to use in your research. You have checked our online catalog and we do not have the book. You can purchase the book, do your research, and then donate the book to the Root Cellar Library. In turn, the library reimburses you 50% of your purchase cost. Just think, you accomplish your research goal and in return for donating the book you receive money back! Great deal for you and your library. Just donate the book and show proof of purchase with a receipt and receive a check from the library. It is a WIN-WIN for all! Need more information? Contact Carolee Jones at library@rootcellar.org.

Publications for Sale

Check out the updated list of ROOT CELLAR Publications for sale. 
Click HERE to go to the Publication List.

Special Interest Groups and Workshops

Are you new to genealogy?
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 Thursdays from 2-4PM
  • Family Tree Maker SIG - 3rd & 4th Thursdays from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
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, Jun. 20th
Daytime Workshop
Come out and join us as Lynne Roberts discusses "Sources and Citations - Learn to Love Them!!"  Learn how easy it is to use them and why they should be your best friend when you're researching.    Our daytime workshop meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December) from 2:00 ...
Thursday, Jul. 11th
Sacramento Area Cemeteries with Bob LaPierrere
Join us on Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 pm PDT when Bob LaPierrere will speak on Sacramento Area Cemeteries.
Thursday, Jul. 18th
Daytime Workshop
Join us for our July Workshop when Tina Ruse will lead the discussion, "How do YOU use Find A Grave?"  Let's share our tips for using Find A Grave!   Our daytime workshop meets the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Discover your ...
Thursday, Aug. 8th
Goldie May: Your Genealogy Research Assistant wtih Lisa Christine Walker
Speaker Christine Walker will present Goldie May, Your Genealogy Research Assistant.
Thursday, Sep. 12th
Genealogical Resources at the Center for Sacramento History with Kim Hayden
Join us on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 pm for a presentation by Kim Hayden on Genealogical Resources at the Center for Sacramento History.