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Judy Russell, the "Legal Genealogist", is coming to Root Cellar's Spring Seminar!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Complete information and Registration Form
now available on our Seminar page.

Root Cellar's library now includes a new, online searchable catalog!
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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

The California State Archives Research Room now offers free access to©
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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


Latest book releases: Coroner's Inquest Files Book.  More details to follow.​   posted 27 January 2017 md

Available April 2016
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Available July 2016
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The October 2016 issue of Root Cellar PRESERVES (Vol. 38, No. 3) has been posted in this website's Members-Only section. Members have received copies by email. posted 18oct2016 ls
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Become part of the volunteer team that runs Root Cellar! All the services enjoyed by both members and the public depend on the time and effort of volunteers. We have critical positions becoming vacant that, if not filled, will adversely impact essential services. Click here to see a list. This list is permanently posted in the Forms category on the Society Business page in this website's members-only section. posted 24 Nov 2015 rh

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. This year, thanks go to Diane Maltase, Carolee Jones, Charlene Eberwine, Jaci Marchi and Denise Miller. Click on the images below for a larger view. posted 19 Oct 2015 rh
Fair Oaks Library North Highlands-Antelope Library

Root Cellar Ramblings Blog is now celebrating its 4th year of existence. YAHOOOOO!! YIPPPEY!! It is our 4th Blogiversary and we are thrilled and continuing to get stronger and better. A very big thank you to Geneablogger and Thomas McEntee, where we have thrived and grown under this relationship. Check out the Blog, see what we have been doing, leave a message or send a message to Let us know how we are doing. Sign on with your email and receive the posts directly in your own email box. Don't miss out. posted 29Apr2015slb 

We are looking for volunteers to serve as docents in the library room. For more information, click here to go to the Library page.  posted 14Dec2014 rh​ 
The ROOT CELLAR PRESERVES digitalization project is complete. Downloadable fully searchable copies of the Preserves from January 1979 to the present are now 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, May. 4th
Board Meeting
  Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Dr., Citrus Heights Members are welcome.
Saturday, May. 6th
Root Cellar 2017 Spring Seminar
  Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd Fair Oaks CA 95628   Registration dates will be announced in 2017.
Thursday, May. 11th
Root Cellar General Meeting
  Meetings are held on 2nd Thursdays,  6:15-8:30PM Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael   6:15-6:45PM Join us for Evening Workshops. 7:00-8:30PM General meeting followed by a guest speaker.   Our guest speaker for May will be Pamela Bell Dallas whose topic will be "Scaling the Brick Wall".   Pamela has ...
Wednesday, May. 17th
Root Cellar Workshop
  Meets 3rd Wednesdays Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Dr., Citrus Heights   Learn research tips, share your successful finds and brickwalls, meet other members in an informal setting.   Guests are welcome. For information go to
Thursday, May. 18th
Family Tree Maker Users
  Meets 3rd Thursdays Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights   For more information, contact Ron Setzer