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 March 2020

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 2020" menu at left for more details and for registration information. Sign up now!

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.

Wednesday, Mar. 11th
Root Cellar's Genealogical Book Club
The book for the meeting will be Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright’s Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using U.S. Census records, in particular those of the federal census. Aimed at the general family history audience, ...
Thursday, Mar. 12th
Root Cellar General Meeting
Guests are most welcome. For more information, email info@rootcellar.org   The March speaker will be Nick Bloise. Nick enjoys history and has been doing family genealogy for over 30 years. He is involved in The Italian Culture Society and Sacramento Family Search Library. He has authored books on both his Italian ...
Wednesday, Mar. 18th
Daytime Workshop
  Join the workshop on March 18 when Heidi Egger will present "Who Are Those Guys? - My DNA Discovery".  By using AncestryDNA, learn how Heidi discovered her dad was not her biological father.  She is now getting to know her new sister and brother.         ...
Thursday, Mar. 19th
Family Tree Maker SIG
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. 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 who are beginning with the Family Tree Maker software and those who would ...