Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Following -- April Happenings @ Root Cellar SGS

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward


                   April Happenings with Root Cellar SGS  

        Come out and ENJOY the activities with other members!!


April 2 Thursday  Board Meeting -10am- Noon
                                 Sylvan Community Center
                                 7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights
                                 Contact: Diane Maltase

                                 Legacy SIG - 1pm
                                 Family History Center
                                 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento


April 2  Friday Extraction Happenings 9am - Noon
                            Center for Sacramento History
                            551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                            Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht

April 5 Sunday          Happy Easter

April 8  Wednesday Roots Magic SIG - 1pm
                                      Family History Center
                                      2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento


April 9 Thursday General Meeting 7pm - 8:30pm
                                   6:15pm - 7pm Pre-Meeting Roundtable Discussions
                                   7-8:30pm General Meeting 
                                   
                                    Visitors Welcome     Contact: Diane Maltase


April 10 Friday Extraction Happenings 9AM- Noon
                             Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht 


April 15 Wednesday Daytime Workshop  1pm - 3pm
                                      Sylvan Community Center
                                      7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights

                                      This is the time to bring your research problems, your brickwalls, you new                                         finds, discuss them and see what help there may be available. 
                                      Contact: Diane Maltase 


April 16 Thursday  Family Tree SIG -11:30am -1:30pm
                                   Sylvan Community Center
                                   7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights
                                   Contact: John Jay


April 17 Friday Extraction Happenings  9am- Noon
                             Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht


April 22 Wednesday Reunion SIG -10:30am
                                      Family History Center
                                      2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
                                       
April 24 Friday Extraction Happenings  9am - Noon 
                                        Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht  


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Society Saturday: Watch Those 'P's' & 'Q's

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

So it is true, when you write a letter, or fill out a resume watch out for someone analysing it and deciding what  type of person you are, what you maybe or may not be capable of doing. But turnaround is fair play.......  what does the handwriting of your ancestors say about them........ did you know that 80% of the French Companies use handwriting as a means of screening potential employees?

Our March Meeting was all about Graphology? But what the heck is that?

Simply put, it is handwriting analysis. What does all those shapes, curves, dots, slants, connects and disconnects mean? Graphology is the study of all graphic movement including handwriting, doodles, drawings, etc. Over 300 traits have been identified in handwriting.

Nancy Douglas presented this very interesting subject  and titled it
"Your Ancestors' Handwriting has a Story to Tell"

Carolee Jones. Program Chair, introducing our speaker Nancy Douglas 

Speaker Nancy Douglas introducing her website 
 

This was the bases for each of us examining our own handwriting

Each of us wrote out this paragraph in cursive writing and Nancy went through her presentation letter by letter, word by word, slants and curves, Cap's, letters above the center (L K H F etc) and below the line (F G P Q Y etc), spacings, margins........... it really is much harder to read the writing than you think. I would think that it would take quite a bit of studying on the subject before you can do an accurate reading. AND it is not just one item it is the whole package.

If you have a document or letter written by an ancestor and want to have it analysed, Nancy can do that for you. Check out her website "Writemeaning.com"




 ..........and for those of you that attended school more than 10 years ago you will remember this exercise. Those attending within the past 10 years may not even be able to read these letters. What a shame. BUT there is hope ........ 2010 the teaching of cursive writing was removed from the common core for education. Since then 7 states (California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Utah) have made it a part of their state requirements and more are doing so.
Doesn't this look familiar!
Wasn't it First Grade/Second Grade when you started learning cursive!
practice, practice, practice!!



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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Society Saturday - SOLD OUT "Great Words to Hear"

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward


 
Root Cellar's Spring Seminar  

SOLD OUT

I hope you have already purchased your ticket for this event, because we have SOLD OUT.

 
D. Joshua Taylor, MA MLS, will be the featured speaker at the March 21, 2015 Root Cellar Spring Seminar. Nationally and globally recognized as a researcher, author and speaker he will present four topics at the day-long genealogy seminar:

Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History
New Tools and Ideas in Research
On and Off the Net: Locality Searching
The Modern Genealogist: Timesaving Tips for Every Researcher

Currently a resident of Boston, Massachusetts, Joshua is President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Director of Family History at findmypast.com. He has authored numerous articles, and in 2013 authored the book, "The Keane and Sheahan Families of Bridgeport, Connecticut".  Featured on Who Do You Think You Are?, you may also have seen him in Genealogy Roadshow, a popular PBS series which began its second season on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Root Cellar recently contacted Joshua for insight into his past,m present and future genealogical endeavors.

You can read all about the interview with Publicity Chair Dianne Denny in the latest issue of Root Cellar's Preserves Publication..... February 2015 Volume 37 No 1. [excellent interview and great information]

See You At The Seminar.................

additional information


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Society Saturday - March Meeting

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward



Come out and join us in March. There is something going on that is a little different this month. Don't miss out. 

Thursday March 12 General Meeting 

6:15pm to 7pm for roundtable discussions......... meet like minds, share your family, see if there are any cousins in the room........ you never know!!

7pm to 8:30pm  "Your Ancestors' Handwriting Has a Story to Tell" presented by Nancy Douglas 
Nancy Douglas was fortunate ......... read more 

Want to learn what Graphology is? 
        Find out,  plus learn about history and components of                     handwriting analysis. 


Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave.
Carmichael



Friday, March 6, 2015

Follow Friday -- March Happenings @ Root Cellar SGS

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

So what is happening with 
          Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society 
                                                                       in March 2015



March 5 Thursday  Board Meeting -10am- Noon
                                 Sylvan Community Center
                                 7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights
                                 Contact: Diane Maltase

                                 Legacy SIG - 1pm
                                 Family History Center
                                 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento

March 6 Friday Extraction Happenings 9am - Noon
                            Center for Sacramento History
                            551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                            Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht

March 8 Sunday ..........  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS - spring forward one hour

March 11 Wednesday Roots Magic SIG - 1pm
                                      Family History Center
                                      2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento

March 12 Thursday General Meeting 7pm - 8:30pm
                                   6:15pm - 7pm Pre-Meeting Roundtable Discussions
                                   7-8:30pm General Meeting 
                                   'Your Ancestors' Handwriting Has a Story to Tell" with Nancy Douglas
                                             Want to learn about Graphology is? Find Out More...............
                                    Visitors Welcome     Contact: Diane Maltase

March 13 Friday Extraction Happenings 9AM- Noon
                             Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht 


March 17 Tuesday - St Patrick's Day - have a green beer with the Irish!!!


March 18 Wednesday Daytime Workshop  1pm - 3pm
                                      Sylvan Community Center
                                      7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights

                                      This is the time to bring your research problems, your brickwalls, you new finds, discuss them and see what help there may be available. 
                                      Contact: Diane Maltase 


March 19 Thursday  Family Tree SIG -11:30am -1:30pm
                                   Sylvan Community Center
                                   7521 Community  Drive, Citrus Heights
                                   Contact: John Jay


March 20 Friday Extraction Happenings  9am- Noon
                             Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht


March 21 Saturday Spring Seminar  SOLD OUT

March 25 Wednesday Reunion SIG -10:30am
                                      Family History Center
                                      2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
                                       
March 27 Friday Extraction Happenings  9am - Noon 
                                        Center for Sacramento History
                             551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
                             Contact: Marilyn Ulbricht 



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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Society Saturday - Root Cellar SGS on Display

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward



I wanted to show off and show you what the SOCIETY SHOWCASE looked like in Salt Lake City in the exhibit hall under the watchful eye of Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). A big Thank you very much to FGS for all the exposure . I feel it is important to participate when given the opportunity, Next time maybe a better representation might be our publications list.

You entered the  FGS booth with lots of balloons encircling the entrance to the booth. Lots of color and fun too.

There are several circular towers moving round and round with information about so many great societies from around the country...........  participants were coming in and going through the flyer's and taking just the ones they wanted AND that included our brochures too. Big thanks to the FGS marketing group for coming up with this idea.

  


















Pretty cool idea. Something that we could do in a lesser scale during seminar or other events. It took me a long time to get a fairly clear shot. So many people at this conference. 












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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday's Tip - FGS/RootsTech2015 OVER

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward


What a ride all week.........
attendance tripled this week for the conference time.  Over 20,000 conference goers attended. Can you believe that? But it is true, I am sure I touched the hands, elbows or shoulders with them all. This is the largest conference I have attended. It was overwhelming. They (RootsTech & FGS) got together the best keynote speakers and presenters.  We were entertained with CEO's & Presidents, D Joshua Taylor, President of FGS;  Former First Lady Laura W Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush Hager,  NBC Today Show Correspondent;  A J Jacobs, New York Times Best Selling Author and is hosting the largest family reunion in New York in June2015...everyone is welcome,  everyone in the audience held up a sign that said "I am a Cousin"; and Donny Osmond, singer and entertainer; Alex Boye and the One voice Children's Choir; David Archuleta and the cast of BYUtv"s Studio C;  performers showcasing the sights, sounds and dancing from various world cultures. Everyday we had the opportunity to be informed, and entertained at the beginning of each day and at the end of each day. The exhibit hall was huge and I think that there was something for everyone, Because I still attend classes when attending a conference there is not much time for the Exhibit Hall and this time was no exception. I was literally running through the Hall on my way to the next class. The rooms were really spread out and the need to get to that class before it filled up OR you needed to take you second choice. (which I did a couple of times). I need a couple of weeks to recuperate and start applying what I have learned.

Some highlights..................

you are looking at only about a third of the Exhibit Hall- Doors just opened 

Demo Stage.....  something going on all the time. Check out those comfy chairs and couches
a friend from San Diego, Paul Hawthorne, showing off his collection of tags.....
contest for the most is on and I think he is losing already!

one of many small gatherings of Ambassadors, &/or  Bloggers ....... this is at the Find My Past booth with Jen Baldwin

Family Day on Saturday - lots of families, lots of children attended. Special classes & events set up for the families. I brought back 3 booklets being handed out for children to fill in - having fun and learning about family at the same time. Can hardly wait to see my own grandchildren and watch them while they fill their own booklet out. I wonder what questions they will have, what they know and what they don't know.............

Family Tree DNA Booth extremely busy, every hour of every day. But I managed to upgrade to of my kits. AND yes, AncestryDNA was just as busy. Both ran out of kits each day. 

one of the many LAB's offered during the conference- this is EVERNOTE. You are looking over my green screen into the room & Drew Smith presenting the LAB standing in between the two huge screens in front of room. All labs were sold out with some auditing allowed.

video

                           Bagpiper's marching through the entire exhibit hall........ up and down each isle.                                                                          Oh those Scottish bagpipes......love them
                                     BUT Oh my the echoing.........echoing ..........echoing.........!!

video
Sorry I don't remember the name of this group but they were good........ ole time cowboy group



Mark your calendars

2016 RootsTech Conference 
Feb 4-6, 2016 

Salt Lake City

FGS 2016 National Conference
Springfield, Illinois
August 31 - September 3, 2016



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