Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society was established in 1978 when its members found a common interest in the gathering and sharing of genealogical information. Since that time, the goal has been to help our members with genealogical research through education, the publication of information, and the preservation of records. Everyone sharing an interest in genealogy is welcome.
Stan Gilliam of the Sacramento Bee coined the name "Root Cellar" in his column in 1979, and with his permission, it became the official name of the organization.
Educational programs and activities abound for our members and visitors. Here's a peek at just a few:
- Monthly membership meetings and informal workshops for genealogical education
- The Preserves, a quarterly publication and Geni-Gram, an online monthly newsletter
- Genealogical Library housed on the 4th floor of the California State Archives
- Extraction Committee that transcribes local records held at the Center for Sacramento History
- Online presence with a website, blog, and Facebook page
- Annual seminar (see below) featuring a nationally-known genealogical expert
- Bring Them Back to Life: Building an Ancestor Profile
- Push and Pull: The Reasons for Migration
- Sidestep Genealogy
- The Genealogist as CSI
The welcome mat is always out so check us out by attending a meeting or workshop. Of course, be sure to stop by our exhibit at Family History Day and let us help you with your research.