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Wednesday, March 11
Root Cellar's Genealogical Book Club  (Special Interest Groups)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Drive
The book for the meeting will be Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright’s Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using U.S. Census records, in particular those of the federal census. Aimed at the general family history audience, this book is especially useful for the beginning to intermediate researcher. Along with a description of the history and structure of the federal census there is a guide to each decennial census. Three appendixes offer a description of major census data providers, major stare and national archives with census collections, and specially designed census extraction forms.

To help attendees plan their thoughts before the meeting, we have a pdf guided reading to stimulate the discussion. Please contact Ron Setzer at, if you have any questions or wish the guided reading. 


Thursday, March 12
Root Cellar General Meeting  (General Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael, CA
Guests are most welcome. For more information, email
The March speaker will be Nick Bloise.
Nick enjoys history and has been doing family genealogy for over 30 years. He is involved in The Italian Culture Society and Sacramento Family Search Library. He has authored books on both his Italian and Latvian family genealogy.
He will be speaking on Italian Immigration. This presentation is designed for the beginning genealogist with Italian ancestry. The first part of the presentation will cover Italian immigration from 1492-1930. The second part will cover how Italian immigrants became American citizens.

Daytime Workshop
Wednesday, March 18
Daytime Workshop  (Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sylvan Community Center 7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
Join the workshop on March 18 when Heidi Egger will present "Who Are Those Guys? - My DNA Discovery".  By using AncestryDNA, learn how Heidi discovered her dad was not her biological father.  She is now getting to know her new sister and brother.      
Our free workshop meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Sylvan Community Center.  All are welcome -- from beginners to more experienced genealogists.  A question and answer period on the presentation subject follows the talk.  The second hour is open forum.  Share your great research successes or bring your questions and brick walls to share.  Someone there may have the answer.   

Thursday, March 19
Family Tree Maker SIG  (Special Interest Groups)
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sylvan Community Center, 7521 Community Drive
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. This SIG meets to discuss use of the popular Family Tree Maker genealogy software. The first thirty minutes of each month's meeting are dedicated to those individuals who are beginning with the Family Tree Maker software and those who would like to sharpen their knowledge of the basics of the program. Everyone currently using or just starting with FTM should attend. Open to all.