New Location!
Same great opportunity to learn, share,
and have fun.
 
Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Doors open at 9:15
 
 
This year we are featuring 
Michael L. Strauss, AG
 
Michael L. Strauss, AG, has been employed as a forensic investigator for 30 years and works as a research manager and senior genealogist for Ancestry ProGenealogists. Michael is a native of Pennsylvania and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He is a court qualified expert witness in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor and is a faculty member at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research where he coordinates the military history and research courses. Michael has media appearances on episodes of Roots Less Traveled in 2021, and Australian television program Every Family Has A Secret in 2023, and as the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie Finding Vivian Maier. He has been a Civil War reenactor for more than 25 years.
 
 
Topics
 
Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to Genealogy
Genealogists are often taught that only way to doing successful research is to search backwards through time; going back as far as possible. This lecture assumes a new focus on doing research by tracing descendants of an ancestral couple to the present and the examine the methodology used to find living persons who may hold the key to your family history research.  

 

Secret Societies: Finding your Ancestors in Fraternal Organizations
Were your ancestors’ members of the Freemasons or another secret society or their auxiliary? Often overlooked records await you with membership records, historical background research, and photographs of your family who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies.
 
Federal Taxes and Genealogical Records they Created
Following the end of the Revolutionary War our new Republic taxed their citizens to finance our new government. Tax records from the 1798 Direct Tax to the passage of the Internal Revenue Tax Lists during the Civil War period to finance the war document the lives of our ancestors.
 
That Splendid Little War: Research in the Spanish American War
The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the United States from a developing nation into a global power with our entry into the Spanish American War, followed by the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine Insurrection. This lecture discusses records used to locate your military veteran ancestors. 
 

 
Registration
$ 40 – Root Cellar Members $ 55 – Non-Members

No registrations will be accepted after April 15, 2024.
No registrations will be sold at the door.
Confirmations will be provided and no refunds once you have registered.
 
 
Due to facility capacity, registration will close once that limit is reached. To ensure you are able to attend, please register as soon as possible. There will be NO at-the-door registrations on the day of the event.
 

Lunches
 
Lunches must be ordered with your seminar registration.
 
Four Lunch Options from SUBWAY - $15.00 each
(All orders include chips, cookie and a drink)
Ham & American Cheese
Roast Beef & American Cheese
Turkey & Avocado
Veggie Sandwich
 
 
FABULOUS Gift Baskets
Raffle Ticket Sales start at 9:15 a.m., Cash or Check Only
 
Location
 
The new location is the Maidu Community Center in Roseville's Maidu Park. It is located at 1550 Maidu Drive, off Rocky Ridge Dr, between Douglas Blve and Cirby Way.
 
 
Click here for directions from your location to the Maidu Community Center.
 
 
For questions or more information write to seminar@rootcellar.org