Root Cellar's new membership year started October 1st, and we hope you will join us for another outstanding year of great programs.  Consider renewing or joining us now!  Just click on the appropriate button above to get started.
 


 

Celebrating 43 Years!
Every October, we celebrate Root Cellar's birthday.  We wish we could gather in person to commemorate this milestone.  In the meantime, take a moment to shout out, "Happy 43rd Birthday!and maybe even enjoy a slice of cake.  And please consider making a donation to suppport the outstanding programs presented by Root Cellar.
 
ROOT CELLAR Sacramento Genealogical Society, was formed in 1978 when our members found a common interest in the gathering and sharing of genealogical information. Since that time, our goal has been to help our members with genealogical research through education, the publication of information, and the preservation of records. Everyone sharing an interest in genealogy is welcome.

Fall Classes
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE
Root Cellar's popular lecture series, conducted by Glenda Lloyd, is postponed to a later date (to be determined).  We will inform you when we reschedule the dates. If you have already registered for the Fall Classes, we will keep your registration active. The lectures focus on popular genealogical research topics followed by Q&A sessions.  This series of five lectures is a free members-only event. 


Sacramento Archives Crawl

 
The Sacramento Archives Crawl wrapped up on October 9th.  You can catch all the videos and recorded online events from this year's Crawl (and last year's) on their YouTube channel.  


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.

Wednesday, Oct. 20th
Using WikiSearch on FamilySearch.org with Vi Parsons
WikiSearch is the free online tool for the Salt Lake City Family History Library’s formerly printed copies of Research Guides.  This Workshop will include an overview of WikiSearch and how to locate and use the online Resource Guides.  Search by records, place, or topic for quick access to online links, library ...
Thursday, Oct. 21st
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 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month on the Zoom platform until the pandemic is over.
Thursday, Oct. 28th
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 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month on the Zoom platform until the pandemic is over.
Thursday, Nov. 11th
Research Strategies for Early Colonial Ancestors by Shannon Combs-Bennett
Shannon Combs-Bennett, MSc, QG (Qualified Genealogist), PLCGS is an award-winning author and lecturer. She writes and speaks to groups across the US and internationally on a variety of topics, from genetic genealogy to methodology. Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in biology with an emphasis in genetics from Indiana University ...
Wednesday, Nov. 17th
Bust Through Your Brick Wall
All of us encounter that dreaded brick wall.  Don't give up!  The Root Cellar community is coming together to help you bust through that brick wall. ‚Äč To best help you, fill out the attached Problem Solving Worksheet and email the form to info@rootcellar.org before November 1st.  We will do some research and present the findings at ...