Saturday, November 1, 2014

Society Saturday - NEW Affliate: Find My Origins

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

Root Cellar SGS is adding another affiliate program to its website for the benefit of its membership. It is a fee based program. We are still in talks with Find My Origins but this should be available soon. In the meantime, check it out and see if it is something that you might have use for.


Find My Origins is a new document retrieval, lookup, and research service.  
"Our purpose is to assist you in genealogical research by obtaining the documents you need to supplement your projects and to prove your theories.  We would like to offer these services to you and to the members of your society, association, or organization."
When your organization agrees to partner with Find My Origins, you will receive a referral code.
When members order lookups or research from us using your society referral code:
5% of the sale amount goes directly to your organization as a donation!
This way, we can all work together to promote family history research and support local genealogical organizations at the same time!
Available Soon............................ check back
Check out Find My Origins BLOG....... lots of interesting information, hints and tips

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Friday Funny - BOOOOOO!! Got you!!

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


 HAPPY HALLOWEEN
or
                              Hallowe'en, Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, 

This is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.




What are your family customs for this happy/scary night? 

Have you written them down yet so they are not forgotten?

Do it, do it now!!



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Showing in a Library Window Close to You!!

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


Here we are at the library display window AGAIN......... last month you could visit the ArdenDimick Library Display Window and learn about Genealogy, Family Research and Root Cellar SGS. October you can catch Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society in the display windows at the Fair Oaks Library and North Highland Antelope Library's........ but just till the end of October and then it is gone for another year.

There isn't much time left to actually see these display windows in person, only a couple more days. We want your feedback, your comments, most of all we hope that you will see the windows with others and explain to them what this is all about. After all it is National Archives Month.

                                    North Highlands Antelope Library
                                                                 great job ladies!!

You may ask, "Where is Fair Oaks Library Display pictures? 
I might answer,  "You haven't sent them to me yet!!"

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Motivation Monday: Connect Explore Refresh

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


Two Conferences One Location
        FGS 2015 Conference                                    "Connect.Explore.Refresh          + RootsTech Conference    both 11-14 February 2015     Salt Lake City, Utah 



What does this mean to me? 
.......and I hope it means a great deal to others. 


Connect -I hope that conference goes will connect with other individuals and society leaders. Find out what is working and what is not working? How can we improve, how can we change, how can we continue on as a society?  Share the latest ideas, network, make new friends. Connect with new ways of researching, with new tools, with a new zest to do the job.

Explore- Try to explore as many topics as you can with so many classes being offered at FGS to help in your research and explore the new cool tools with RootsTech with the many many classes they will be offering. This is a big chance to explore the country's (maybe the worlds) largest Genealogy Library right here in Salt Lake City. What an opportunity. Explore your heritage in a new light.

Refresh - Relaxing with other's of a like mind, with similar goals, that speak the same language. AND with people that don't gloss over when you begin to talk about your family & its tree - you know what I am talking about! OK, now that you have taken the classes, some workshops, spent countless hours/days at the Exhibit Hall and the Library- go home with a new frame of mind, new found information and documentation, new avenues for research, new cool tools to help you in your search for your ancestors...... refreshed, renewed and re- energized.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Society Saturday - November Happenings with Root Cellar SGS

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



Lots still to do in November.......
              see what is being planned. 

                 Mark your calendars. See you around.

4 November  2014 Tuesday- Election Day
Don't forget to Vote..........

6 November 2014 Thursday 

Board Meeting (first Thursday) 
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
10am-Noon 
Members are always Welcome.

Legacy (Family Tree Software) Special Interest Group (SIG)  (first Thursday)
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento
1-3pm
Are you using Legacy Family Tree Software? Do you have questions? Would you like to meet with others that are using the same software? This is the group for you. 

7 November 2014 Friday
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
9am- Noon 
contact Marilyn Ulbricht
There is always room for one more person, another pair of eyes and hands, lots of do


11 November 2014 Tuesday "Veterans Day"
What will you be doing today? 
Who will you be honoring?
Where will you be going today? 

19 November 2014  (3rd Wednesday)
Root Cellar SGS Day Time Workshop
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
1-3pm
Discussion is around new finds, needing help, breaking down brickwalls, sharing ideas

13 November 2014  (2nd Thursday)
Monthly Membership Meeting 
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael  (see map/directions)
6:15-7pm - Pre-Meeting Roundtable Discussions
7- 8:30pm  - Announcements of Activities/Events 
                    Main Presentation by Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears on "Interpreting Church Records"                                  see website for more details and bio

14 November 2014 Friday
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
9am - Noon
Contact Marilyn Ulbricht
There is always room for one more person, one more pair of eyes & hands, lots of do 

19 November 2014 Wednesday
Roots Magic SIG (3rd Wednesday)
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento
12:30-2pm with Lynne Brown
Are you using Roots Magic Family Tree Software? Do you have questions? Would you like to meet with others that are using the same software? This is the group for you. 

20 November 2014 Thursday
FTM  SIG (3rd Thursday)
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Center, Citrus Heights
11:30- 1:30p with John Jay, Ron Setzer, & Jack Banks
Are you using this FamilyTree Maker Family Tree Software? Do you have questions? Would you like to meet with others that are using the same software? This is the group for you. 

21 November 2014 Friday
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
9am-Noon
Contact Marilyn Ulbricht
There is always room for one more person, another pair of eyes and hands, lots of do 

CANCELLED- 26 November 2014 Wednesday
Reunion (Family Tree Software) SIG (4th Wednesday)
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento
10:30-12:30pm with Rick Hanson / Bob White  

Cancelled for November and December. See you at the 28 January meeting 

Are you using Reunion Family Tree Software? Do you have questions? Would you like to meet with others that are using the same software? This is the group for you. 

27 November 2014 Thursday 
Thanksgiving Day
Enjoy the day, enjoy the food, but really enjoy your family. 

28 November 2014 Friday
NO Extractions - see you next Friday!



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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - LOOK at That Doggie in WINDOW

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


OK there is no doggie in the window but lots of memorabilia of days of olde....... lots of books to reference, declarations, documents, family photo's and even clothing....... It is impressive!

September has ended and hopefully you got over to the Arden Dimick Library Arden  area in Sacramento to view and marvel at our genealogy dressed window ..........  Great Job to Diane and her crew!!  Unfortunately our window is already dismantled and someone else has redecorated with another theme.........

I have photo's for you but keep in mind that the window is difficult to photograph because there is so much glare all day long............  But enjoy- there is so much in the window about genealogy and Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society. (thanks to Diane Maltase for the photo's)





















ALERT ALERT: Now you can check out the display windows during the month of October at Fair Oaks Library and North Highlands Antelope Library. Lots more Root Cellar SGS and Genealogy. 


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Society Saturday - A SIG in Born!

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


A new SIG is born...........

               Whoooopey!! Congratulations!!

What is a SIG?

                        Special Interest Group

What Special Interest Group?

Family Tree Maker (FTM) Genealogy Software SIG with an emphasis on the interaction with the Family Trees on Ancestry.com. Doesn't that sound great! The first meeting is in October.

Come out, join in, and learn from each other. Start at the beginning and grow with the group. Come to listen to see what you think, Come with your laptop or iPad loaded with FTM to participate.


What: Family Tree Maker SIG 
When: FIRST meeting October 16 (3rd Thursday) 
Time: 11:30am- 1:30pm
Where: Sylvan Community Center  
              7521 Community Dr, Citrus Heights
Cost: Free

                                                  Mark your Calendars
                       Sponsored by Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society



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