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Root Cellar continues to offer many virtual meetings -- General Meetings, Workshops, SIGS, etc.
Be sure to stay current with these by checking the Upcoming Events link on the left side of our web page.
The closest upcoming meetings also appear on the right of the page.
You can also register from the web page to attend these meetings.
  • Many speakers offer handouts for their programs and also allow us to record. Handouts and recordings are available to Root Cellar members from the Members Only section of the web site.
  • After logging on, click on Handouts and Videos under the Login heading.


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


                                     Now offered through Zoom
Are you new to genealogy?
or
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.
 
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.

Thursday, Jul. 8th
Griffith’s Valuation by Ronald V Gilmore
This session catalogs three specific examples of how to access these land tax records which cover the period from 1847-1864 where no census records exist (due to the catastrophic fire in Dublin during the civil war of 1922). How to attack the much-tangled Irish land jurisdictions will help anyone interested ...
Thursday, Jul. 15th
Family Tree Maker SIG (3rd Thursday)
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. Meets 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month on the Zoom platform until the pandemic is over.
Wednesday, Jul. 21st
Creating a Genealogy Timeline with Mary Sayles
Join us for a fun time learning how to create a simple timeline for recording genealogical information on an ancestor using LibreOffice.  Using boxes and words, the researcher is able to create an easy-to-read document displaying genealogy findings in one place, along with source information.  The same process works for ...
Thursday, Jul. 22nd
Family Tree Maker SIG (4th Thursday)
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. Meets 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month on the Zoom platform until the pandemic is over.
Thursday, Aug. 12th
Got Germans? Beginning German Genealogy
Presented by Ingeborg Carpenter, Presidend of the Sacramento German Genealogy Society and the International German Genealogy Partnership.     Registration will open one month prior to the event.