Saturday, September 29, 2012

Society Saturday - Activity News

  • Writing Contest
  • Family History Day
  • Thomas MacEntee 
  • The Preserves

The Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society activity calendar is quite full.  Below is a reminder about the events Society members are working on for you:
  • Writing Contest:  The deadline for submitting your story for the 2nd Annual Family History Writing Contest is October 1, 2012.  Submission instructions, cool prizes and contact information are on the Root Cellar website.  Time for you to finalize and submit!  Good luck!
  • Family History Day at the California State Archives: Helpful FAQs for this 14th annual genealogy extravaganza are now on the blog with more to come.  Family History Day is Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the California State Archives, 1020 "O" Street, Sacramento.  Admission is free but the Class Syllabus is $5.00, exact cash please, payment at the door.  Reserve your copy by sending an email to  Limited quantities will be printed.  See you there!
  • Spring Seminar:  Root Cellar is very excited to host Thomas MacEntee at the seminar on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  Thomas is an expert in using social media and technology for genealogical research.  Read more about his connection to Root Cellar.  Follow this blog and the Root Cellar website for an announcement of the topics he will be presenting.  Save the date!
  • The Preserves:  The next issue of Root Cellar's periodical, The Preserves, will be released in February 2013.  This issue will be the inaugural edition released electronically. Be part of this historic change!  The Editor needs your stories, heritage recipes, queries (form on website), and book or website reviews.  Contact Ron Setzer at for more details.   
 We look forward to your participation in each of these fun events!  Questions?  Drop us a line at  

Posted by Denise H. Richmond

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