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2019 Spring Seminar

Registration is now open for Root Cellar's 2019 Spring Seminar.  For details, click on the "Spring Seminar" menu option at left, or click here to view and download an event flyer and registration form.

What's New?

6 September 1935 -
2 December 2018
Visitation: Sunday, December 16th, 2pm-6pm
Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary
8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA
Services:  Monday, December 17th, 10am
Same location.
Please visit the website of
to view Sammie's obituary
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Root Cellar's 40th Birthday celebration
was a great success!
We enjoyed good company, recognized our members' contributions,
and shared highlights from Root Cellar's 40 years of achievements.
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Attention Members!
Don't miss important Members-Only events!
Click on the "For Members-Only" option on the menu at left and then select "Members-Only Events" for more details
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Become part of Root Cellar's volunteer team!
All the services enjoyed by both members and the public depend on the time and effort of volunteers. We have critical positions that have become vacant that - if not filled - will adversely impact essential services. Click here to see a list of volunteer opportunities available to Members. (This list may also be accessed by selecting the "For Members Only" link in the menu on the left and then the "Forms" option on the "Society Business" page.) posted 24 Nov 2015 rh

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The February 2019 issue of Root Cellar PRESERVES (Vol. 42, No.1) has been posted to our Members-Only section. Members have received copies by email. posted 2oct2018 ls
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Do you have research techniques that have helped you in the past?
Have you acquired some special subject knowledge
that has assisted you in your research?
Are your preparation and/or organizational skills unique?
Would you be willing to share your techniques, subject knowledge, special skills or any other experiences with other Members and guests at our monthly General Meetings?
If so, please consider volunteering to host one of our 30-minute Evening Workshop presentations. (You may have that valuable information that someone else is seeking!)
If you have suggestions for topics for our Evening Workshops, please take a moment to let us know.
Help us insure that Root Cellar meets the needs of our Members and guests.
To volunteer, or to offer suggestions or comments for future workshops, please contact our Vice President,
Patricia Smith, at

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

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

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Library Displays
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.
Arden-Dimick Library, September 2018

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Docents needed!
We are looking for volunteers to serve as docents in Root Cellar's library. For more information, click here to go to the Library page.  posted 14Dec2014 rh​ 

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The Root Cellar Preserves digitalization project is complete!
Downloadable fully searchable copies of the Preserves from January 1979 to the present are 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

Wednesday, Mar. 20th
  Workshops are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 PM.   Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive. Citrus Heights   Open to all.
Thursday, Mar. 21st
Family Tree Maker SIG
  Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 11:30am until 1:30pm. Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive Citrus Heights   This SIG meets to discuss use of the popular "Family Tree Make" genealogy software. The first thirty minutes of each month's meeting are dedicated to those individuals who are beginning with the ...
Thursday, Mar. 28th
Legacy and Flip Pal Support Group
  Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 2:30pm Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive Citrus Heights   This support group will address the Legacy genealogy software, use of the Flip-Pal portable scanner and related topics. The Group's objectives are to increase participants' knowledge with ...
Thursday, Apr. 4th
Root Cellar Board Meeting
  Meeting are held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 10AM to Noon. Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive Citrus Heights   Members are encourage to attend.
Saturday, Apr. 6th
2019 Spring Seminar
We are now accepting registrations for our Spring Seminar to be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 featuring LISA LOUISE COOKE. Complete details and registration forms are available by clicking the "Spring Seminar" option in the menu at left.