Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Exhibitor at Family History Day

The beauty in the cemetery

Please welcome the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery Archive is the repository of current and historical records of the cemetery and offers a wealth of information regarding those buried in the cemetery since 1849.  It serves as the research center for cemetery tour guides, genealogists, cemeteryhistorians, and families members seeking lost ancestors.

In addition to the Old City Cemetery maps, plot books, and burial index, the archive also includes burial indexes from other Sacramento County cemeteries, and a small but broad library of material pertaining to the early days of Sacramento and its residents.  See the website for archive hours.

The Old City Cemetery is the final resting place of people from all over the United States and the world, not just Sacramento natives.  The variety of names and places listed in the Archive burial index tells the story of the westward expansion, the Gold Rush, and even the California dream so many sought in the early to mid 1900's.

So if you are looking for an ancestor who disappeared from the family in Illinois, or Maine, or even Germany, drop by the Cemetery Archives.  You never know who you might find!

The Old City Cemetery Committee also hosts many events throughout the year.  Coming in October, join the "residents" of the Old City Cemetery as they share stories of their untimely death by murder, mayhem or the unusual. You may even be greeted by some lost souls. Bring your imaginations and a flashlight.

October 21, 2011: 7:00 pm; 7:45 pm; 8:30 pm; 9:15 pm
October 22, 2011: 7:00 pm; 7:45 pm; 8:30 pm; 9:15 pm
October 28, 2011: 7:00 pm; 7:45 pm; 8:30 pm; 9:15 pm
October 29, 2011: 7:00 pm; 7:45 pm; 8:30 pm; 9:15 pm

Let us tell you more about the valuable resourcers at the Old City Cemetery.
Come see us at our Family History Day exhibit!

Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
1000 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 448-0811

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