Fall Classes Postponed

Fall Classes
POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE
Root Cellar's popular lecture series, conducted by Glenda Lloyd, will be postponed to a later date.  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. 


SPOTLIGHT - Membership Drive

   
 
Root Cellar’s new membership year starts 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.
 
Root Cellar remained active through this pandemic and will continue to offer many reasons to join or continue your membership. Because of Zoom and our great technical support group and volunteers, we continued our Board meetings, general evening meetings with excellent speakers, and our workshops with interactive programs.  
 
Benefits of Membership:
  • Subscription to PRESERVES, published three times a year
  • Monthly Geni-Gram, giving news on upcoming Root Cellar activities and programs, as well as highlighting local genealogical activities
  • Genealogy Lecture Series every Friday in October for members only presented by our own Glenda Lloyd
  • Root Cellar’s library consisting of over 6,000 books and periodicals
  • General meetings held monthly on the 2nd Thursday with first-rate speakers
  • Daytime Workshop meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday
  • Special Interest Groups
    • Book Club meets every other month on the 2nd Wednesday 
    • Family Tree Maker SIG meets the 3rd and 4th Thursdays
    • Legacy and Flip Pal Support Group meets the 4th Thursday
Just think, all this can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. We need your continued support.  Tell your friends about us; we are always looking for new members with fresh ideas.
 
Elva Christian
Membership
 

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Sacramento Archives Crawl

 
 
This year’s virtual Sacramento Archives Crawl is coming right up! Expect to see an archivist panel discussion, live tours, and videos featuring archives from all over the region throughout the first week of October.   
 
Virtual tours of the storage vaults, exhibits, and Facebook Live sessions will all be on the menu. Stay tuned for some good surprises along the way!
 
When: Sunday October 3 through Saturday October 9, 2021
Where: Virtual for 2021
Cost: Free

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, Sep. 23rd
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 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month on the Zoom platform until the pandemic is over.
Thursday, Oct. 14th
Reclaim the Records by Brooke Schreier Ganz
Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates. They identify important genealogical record sets that ought to be in the public domain but which are being wrongly restricted by government archives, libraries and agencies. They file freedom of Information and Open Data ...
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.