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2019 Spring Seminar

Plan to attend Root Cellar's 2019 Spring Seminar.  For details, click on the "Spring Seminar" menu option at left.

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Root Cellar's 40th Birthday is here!
Our General Meeting for October will be a celebration
of Root Cellar's 40th birthday!
Plan to join us on October 11th to
share this special event!
For complete details
click here to view our evening's program.
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Attention Members!
Don't miss important Members-Only events!
Click on the "For Members-Only" option on the menu at left and then select "Members-Only Events" for more details
Glenda Lloyd's Fall classes
Classes will be held at the
Sylvan Community Center
beginning October 18, 2018
and will continue through November 29, 2018
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Become part of Root Cellar's volunteer team!
All the services enjoyed by both members and the public depend on the time and effort of volunteers. We have critical positions that have become vacant that - if not filled - will adversely impact essential services. Click here to see a list of volunteer opportunities available to Members. (This list may also be accessed by selecting the "For Members Only" link in the menu on the left and then the "Forms" option on the "Society Business" page.) posted 24 Nov 2015 rh

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The October 2018 issue of Root Cellar PRESERVES (Vol. 41, No.3) has been posted to our Members-Only section. Members have received copies by email. posted 2oct2018 ls
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Do you have research techniques that have helped you in the past?
Have you acquired some special subject knowledge
that has assisted you in your research?
Are your preparation and/or organizational skills unique?
Would you be willing to share your techniques, subject knowledge, special skills or any other experiences with other Members and guests at our monthly General Meetings?
If so, please consider volunteering to host one of our 30-minute Evening Workshop presentations. (You may have that valuable information that someone else is seeking!)
If you have suggestions for topics for our Evening Workshops, please take a moment to let us know.
Help us insure that Root Cellar meets the needs of our Members and guests.
To volunteer, or to offer suggestions or comments for future workshops, please contact our Vice President,
Patricia Smith, at

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Root Cellar's library now includes a new, online searchable catalog!
Thanks to the special efforts of Root Cellar Board Member Lois Shumaker, our library now has a completely searchable online catalog. Users may access the search function from their home computers, their smart devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) or from the PC available in the Root Cellar library. To view the new catalog, select the "Root Cellar's Library" link in the menu list on the left of this page.   posted 27 January 2017 md

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The California State Archives Research Room now offers free access to©
Two select computers in the Archives Reading Room allow the public to access all search features of© free of charge. Search results, including documents, may not be printed or downloaded during the online session but may be emailed to the users' home or mobile devices. From there, download and/or print functions can be utilized.  Users may obtain further details from Archive Reading Room staff.       posted 27 January 2017 md

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Library Displays
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.
Arden-Dimick Library, September 2018

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Docents needed!
We are looking for volunteers to serve as docents in Root Cellar's library. For more information, click here to go to the Library page.  posted 14Dec2014 rh​ 

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The Root Cellar Preserves digitalization project is complete!
Downloadable fully searchable copies of the Preserves from January 1979 to the present are 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

Thursday, Oct. 25th
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 discussion ...
Thursday, Nov. 8th
Root Cellar General Meeting
  Meetings are held on 2nd Thursdays,  6:15-8:30PM Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael   6:15-6:45 PM  Join us for our Evening Workshop.  November's topic will be "Who Lives Next Door?:  A Case Study on the importance of knowing your neighbors", presented by Mike Dickey. 7:00-8:30 PM  General Membership Meeting ...
Wednesday, Nov. 14th
Irish Study Group
The Irish Study Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1 - 3 PM.   Bring your Irish questions, successes, books, maps or what have you to share with other members and guests.  Not sure if you have Irish ancestors?  Come to our meetings and let us ...
Thursday, Nov. 15th
Family Tree Maker SIG
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 Make" genealogy software. The first thirty minutes of each month's meeting are dedicated to those individuals who are beginning with the Family ...
Wednesday, Nov. 21st
Workshops are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 PM.  However, there will be no workshop in November.   Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive. Citrus Heights   Open to all.