Saturday, November 28, 2015

Society Saturday - Happenings in December @ Root Cellar SGS

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



Look what's happening in December @ Root Cellar SGS Members.........   ..........and guests. YES! Guests are very welcome. 

Mark your calendars NOW and never miss out.


Thursday 3 December
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights



Thursday 3 December  
LEGACY Family Tree Software SIG
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento  
with Marian Kile



Friday 4 December
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week



Thursday 10 December
GENERAL MEETING........  7pm
Holiday Party
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael
Social time from 6:15pm to 7pm
Bring a dish (finger food) to share, Bring a wrapped gift to donate, Bring your checkbook/cash to buy raffle tickets........... Be prepared to laugh, to eat , to win, & to have lots of fun. Come out and check us out.    questions?   Website



Wednesday 9 December
RootsMagic SIG  1-3pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
with Lynne Brown
If you are using Roots Magic Family Software, this is the place for you to be. Ask your questions, share



Friday 11 December
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week


Wednesday 16 December
Day Time Workshop 1-3pm
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
This is an unstructured meeting .....  allowing for members and guests to discuss their finds, their brickwalls, and ask questions, share ideas.




Thursday 17 December
NO FamilyTreeMaker SIG- Special Interest Group


Friday 18 December
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week




Wednesday 23 December
NO Reunion for MAC SIG  




Friday 25 December
NO Extractions

 Merry Christmas 



Happy New Year!! 
   See you in 2016


Thursday 7 January
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights




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Friday, November 20, 2015

Follow Friday - Support Root Cellar and Shop Amazon.com

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


DID YOU KNOW?  OR maybe I should say DON'T FORGET!

Remember Root Cellar SGS when you go to make your daily purchases and your special holiday purchases. I am talking about our affiliation with Amazon. There is an Amazon ICON on the top of our home page. Just click on it, and shop. By clicking on the icon first it tells Amazon that this customer comes through Root Cellar SGS. We do receive a small percentage from each purchase, but it does not cost you any more and we benefit from all your purchases BUT only if you start off by clicking on our Amazon ICON first. 

We need your support. 










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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday: Preserves the Pension: War of 1812

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

If you have not heard yet, Root Cellar SGS is creating another opportunity to help in the 

   'Preserve the Pension War of 1812" Digitization Project......       ...................this is an ongoing project.. 


The War of 1812 Pension Digitization Project is continuing as FGS ongoing mission of preserving the War of 1812 Pension records and make them available to the genealogical public. New images are posted at regular intervals of Ancestry.

Yes you are remembering right, we did run this same project in 2013. We matched contributions up to $500. We received well over $500 in donations that time. We are hoping that you will be just as generous this time. These will be a valuable records for all researchers and will be free to everyone and will be available immediately after digitization. The are just over 50% complete at this point. But of course the cost of this project is making it go so slow. BUT little by little, with every dollar received they are able to digitize these records thanks to your contributions..........  societies and organizations around the country are running the same event. You are all in good company. Give what you can. We are starting to receive some donations, so keep them coming. We thank you in advance. 

We are only running this till December 31, 2015 so time is short. Write your checks now or go online and send a donation through PayPal. We will then forward donations plus matching funds to the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). They will forward the funds to Ancestry.com who will again match the funds they receive.

      ex: $500 raised donations will be matched by Root Cellar SGS = $1000. Root Cellar SGS will forward the $1000 to FGS who will forward it to Ancestry.com who will match our $1000 to make it $2000.  Our $500 donation has grown to $2000. It costs about 45cents to digitize a page, each dollar will digitize two pages.... so $00 will digitize 1000 pages BUT the $2000 will digitize 4000 pages. ... what a major difference. Thanks to FGS and Ancestry.com and to YOU.

Go to Root Cellar SGS, click on the Preserve the Pension ICON at the top of the home page, fill out the form, print it out and mail it in (or bring it to the December Meeting - checks made out to Root Cellar SGS) OR use the convenient PayPal options. BUT whatever you do, please do it now........   
Thank You for your generosity! 


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Monday, October 5, 2015

Motivation Monday - October (booooooooooo!) Meeting

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


With a some up's a down's leading up to this month, maybe it was ghosts or goblins trying to interfere but we have finally gotten the bugs worked out (OR were those spirits?) but here is the final word about the October Meeting in three days.......... (stuff happens and then you move forward......)   




Root Cellar General Meeting
Thursday,  October 8, 2015
6:15 pm to 7:00 pm 
Pre-Meeting Open Roundtable Discussions
  
There are table tent topics you can grab on the way in, place it on your table and wait for others with similar interests or just start a new discussion or join in a discussion already happening. These open roundtable discussions are set up for you. To help bring members together, to share experiences and resources, to introduce members to each other.


7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

"The ABCs of Land Records"

Presented by 
Glenda Gardner Lloyd
(Big Thank You to Glenda)

You might want to check your own family tree and see who would have land records that you have not collected yet..... Look over the ones you have collected, bring them to share with others during the pre-meeting open discussions.  Come and learn about land records so you can do your own research

Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Avenue
Carmichael


                                              Visitors are Always Welcome
We encourage our members to bring friends. We encourage members to help their friends to begin their own research. We love Root Cellar and we want to show off and let others know that this is a great group to belong too............. 


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Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday Society - Happenings @ Root Cellar SGS in October

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


Look what's scheduled for October for Root Cellar SGS Members.........   ..........and guests. YES! Guests are very welcome. 

Mark your calendars NOW and never miss out.


Thursday 1 October
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights



Thursday 1 October  
LEGACY Family Tree Software SIG
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento  
with Marian Kile




Friday 2 October
NO EXTRACTIONS today - Center for Sacramento History is getting ready for the "Archives Crawl" scheduled for Saturday October 3........  see details, it is a full day of fun and learning.




Saturday 3 October
Archives Crawl ......  this is a one day annual event to allow residence to visit the California State Archives, California State Library, Center for Sacramento History and the Sacramento Room, at the Central Library. There will be several organizations represented at each place along with the facility itself. A passport is given out at the first place you go too to add to the fun and interest. There will be shuttle service getting you around to each facility.  



Thursday 8 October
GENERAL MEETING........  7pm
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael
Social time from 6:15pm to 7pm





Friday 9 October
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week



Wednesday 14 October
RootsMagic SIG  1-3pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
with Lynne Brown
If you are using Roots Magic Family Software, this is the place for you to be. Ask your questions, share




Thursday September 17
FamilyTreeMaker SIG- Special Interest Group
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive
Citrus Heights
Anyone using FamilyTree Maker? This is the place for you. This is a newly formed group with a lot of interest, a lot of activity........ they are also discussing the use of Ancestry.com with this software.




Friday 16 October
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week




Wednesday 21 October
Day Time Workshop 1-3pm
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
This is an unstructured meeting .....  allowing for members and guests to discuss their finds, their brickwalls, and ask questions, share ideas.





Friday 23 October
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.




Wednesday 28 October
Reunion for MAC SIG 10:30am
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
Are you a MAC user looking for a family tree software to use? This is the place for you to be.




Friday 30 October
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.




Saturday 31 October
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 



Thursday 5 November
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights


Members are welcome.



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Looking Back At You Through the Glass

Editor's note: Today's post was written by  Sandra Gardner-Benward; photos from Diane Maltase


September and October seem to be the months that we, as genealogists, perk up, take notice, and start spreading our family wings............  after all it is now going into the holiday season with a lot of family gatherings, stories and memories being made.

If you have not had a chance yet go now, do not pass go, do not collect $100 go now - down to the
Arden-Dimick Library 891 Watt Ave., Sacramento and the Family History display in their window created by Root Cellar SGS volunteers led by Diane Maltase.  Another wonderful display that says here we are come join us on this journey of learning about our family.

This display will only be up during the month of September and then will be gone for another year. BUT if you miss it (and we hope that you won't) you will be able to see ANOTHER display by Root Cellar SGS at the Fair Oaks Library (11601 Fair Oaks, Blvd, Fair Oaks) and the North Highlands-Antelope Library (4235 Antelope Drive, Antelope) during the month of October.




                                 Big Thanks to Diane and her group of volunteers. NICE job!!

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday Madness: Remember that Mystery? Blanche Philippi continues

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


This is the second post for Blanche Philippi............  to refresh click: Blanche Philippi August 26, 2015 post

.........and of course the challenge, the goal is to find living relative to return the original picture found of Blanche PHILIPPI. We are not there yet. It is harder to find a living relative than you might think.......  and takes time too. Lynne Roberts, our detective/ researcher has been hard at work trying to solve this mystery and is soooooo close. So read through what we have and see if any of it might ring a bell .......... we are hoping that someone out there may recognize the photo and/or the additional family information Lynne has gathered............  Thank You in advance. If you have some information please contact us




           DESCENDANTS OF JACOB SMITH PHILIPPI

FIRST GENERATION
Jacob Smith PHILIPPI was born in 1848 in Pennsylvania. He lived in Center Twp., Sacramento, California in 1875. He lived in Azusa, Los Angeles, California on 10 Aug 1888. Jacob died on 11 Nov 1937 at the age of 89 in Los Angles, California. He did marry.

The couple had the following children:
    * Blanche PHILIPPI, born Dec 1873, Pennsylvania 
    * Louis A PHILIPPI was born in 1877 in Pennsylvania


SECOND GENERATION
Blanche PHILIPPI- born December 1873 in Pennsylvania. She married George Avery EDGAR 14 Jul 1897, Sacramento, Sacramento California. She died 29 Jun 1908 at the age of 34 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California.  She was buried at Irvington Memorial Cemetery Fremont, Alameda, CA.

Blanche PHILIPPI and George Avery EDGAR were married 14 Jul 1897 in Sacramento, Sacramento, California. They appeared in the census in 1900 in Washington, Alameda, CA.  George Avery EDGAR was born in May 1869 in Ill.

George Avery EDGAR and Blanche PHILIPPI had the following child:
George P. EDGAR, born 1899, San Jose, Santa Clara, California; died 1972


THIRD GENERATION
George P. EDGAR was born in 1899 San Jose, Santa Clara, California. He appeared in the census in 1900 in Washington, Alameda, California.

George P EDGAR and Rachel K Meek were married in 1925 in Hawaii. They appeared in the census in 1930 in Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. Rachel M was born in 1903 in Hawaii; she died in 1994.

George P EDGAR and Rachel M had the following children:
      Merrill EDGAR, born 10 Nov 1924, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; died 20 December 2006
      Blanche R. EDGAR, born 1928, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory


FOURTH GENERATION
     *Merrill Avery EDGAR born 10 Nov 1924, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; died 20 December 2006
OBIT: Merrill Avery Edgar 
Dec. 20, 2006 Merrill Avery "Bud" Edgar, 82, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard fuel operator, died at Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sylvia; sons Robert and Phil; daughters Merryl Arndt, Susie Kehano and Jan Harrington; sister Blanche Futrell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
    
     *Blanche R. EDGAR, born 1928, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. She married Louis Willard FUTRELL, Col., 26 August 1955, Fresno, Fresno, CA; died in 2009. Louis was born in 1923 and died in 2010. (obituary discovered for FUTTRELL, Louis Willard; 87; CA; PortervilleRecorder; 2010-8-25-with the names of all his children & grandchildren plus spouses  HOOOORAY!!!!)


Looks like we maybe closing in on our challenge .... this is so exciting (sure wish I could have this luck with my DIETZ family)..... messages have now been sent out and now just waiting for replies.

                                       If you have any information please contact me.


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Friday, September 18, 2015

Society Saturday: A Walk in the Past with the Fiddyment Family

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

Root Cellar SGS is Back from the HOT summer months.Hopefully everyone got to do some family researching and broke down a brickwall or two.

 Root Cellar SGS's  September Meeting was last Thursday. It was a memorable evening with presenter Christina Richter - " A Walk with David Fiddyment".
Guest Speaker Christina Richter and Program Chair Carolee Jones

If you are from this area, Sacramento and Placer County, you will be familiar with this name Fiddyment......  there is the Fiddyment Farms, Fiddyment fields and especially the Fiddyment Road. ALL are connected with an original family - named for or after the original Fiddyment family in Roseville.

Christina was commissioned to write a book on the Fiddyment family. She researched the Fiddyment family for several years and you can see the results below...........






Our handout was an exert from her book which was very moving. I wanted to share just a couple of paragraphs with you ...........

"The man of 20 is far different from the man of 50, and at 80 he's much different than at any other time in his life. As the pages of time turn, people change and so do communities. Time tends to erase old landmarks, neighborhoods and even entire sections of a place. Much of Roseville has changed and for some, there are only memories where once was a place of happiness.

"One day I had the privilege of taking a walk with David on his old ranch property. The stately homestead brought a smile to his face and his descriptions of the past were animated. Her recalled where the dirt roadways on the ranch used to be, and where the buildings that once housed the life-blood of the Fiddyment family used to stand. As we approached the proud old home he quickly told me everything as though he might suddenly forget."


Christina signing Glenda Gardner Lloyd's newly purchased book 
There was a book signing after the presentation. It went so well that Christina had to go get more books from her car......... good job Christina. (...and thanks to Root Cellar members and guests who support our speakers)


I am sure the Fiddyment family really appreciates all the time, effort and gray cell time you put into this book.

NOTE: Christina has been commissioned to write a book on Placer County. So you know what she will be doing for the next year or two..........  good luck!

Another side note.......  Christina told us that the Roseville Historic Society is considering  purchasing the now run down Fiddyment home and renovating it - turning it into an interactive living historic building. What an ambitious project but well worth the effort. Good Luck on that project..


We are all looking forward to hearing more about both these future projects.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wisdom Wednesday: Virtual Conference - think home, PJ's, coffee or wine

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


I am excited and looking forward to this weekend. I am participating in something new this weekend........ well, it is new to me. Virtual Conferences of all kinds have been around for many years but I don't know that many of us take advantage of the opportunity to stay home or be anywhere and learn about things you want to hear about. I have participated in live streaming sessions, and of course webinar's and video's, but this Virtual Conference is an interesting concept and certainly a lot cheaper to attend than getting in your car or on an airplane, checking into a hotel for a week, eating out for three meals a day and sleeping or trying to sleep in a strange bed. The one thing I would miss is the people..........  all the other attendees that I would never get to meet, never get to talk to others of a like mind, exchange ideas and share experiences........  other than that, home is good.

SO here are the details .........  maybe you might want to come along on this adventure, there is still time to register and participate.

September 18 - 20, 2015

3 days  - 15 classes 
Unlimited Research Benefits
30 minute recorded video classes to watch and download
Make you own schedule and log in anywhere
Live chats and message board discussions

Save $30 with code FTMFALLVC
Expires Friday September 18, 2015

15 half-hour video classes in four tracks:
genetic genealogy
genealogy technology track
research strategies track
ethnic research track

Unlimited viewing: Your all-access pass gets you into all 15 classes during the three-day conference—you can even download the videos to watch again later or view ones you missed!

It all begins at NOON on Friday September 18, 2015

              So see you online........  I will let you know what it is like if you don't make it this time.




EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA

There is also a  German Research Virtual Family History Expo Sept 21-25, 2015 Monday -Friday ....$69 registration ...... morning classes and evening classes. These are live presentations - just like you were in the room - so you watch each at the time scheduled. Since I am always trying to research my DIETZ side I would love to take this but I do not have Monday or Friday mornings available. Not sure what to do...........

"It does say that all classes are offered using GoToMeeting and will be recorded. You have the option to purchase a copy of the video and printed research guide that will ship after the event. A PDF copy of the Research Guide will be available for download a few days before the virtual Expo begins. Be sure to download it before the event begins and check in early to make sure your connection is working".



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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Writing Your Own Obituary

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


I am writing my obituary. Why would I do that?  Why Not! I would like to be remembered. When I write my own obituary it will be as accurate/factual as possible and will let people know what I am all about.

 I just finished updating my mothers obituary but it had been originally written by my father in 2004 and then I continued (2007) to update it and then finalized it for publication (2015). This is not something that I write lightly and without care ....  it is very important to me that it is done correctly, it contains information that others years down the way can refer too and get good precise information from it about me, about my life and about my family. I really believe we all should begin our own and just keep tweaking it over the coming years. Remembering to let someone else know where it is so they can actually put it out for publication for you when the time comes.

Haven't you found an obituary of one (s) in your ancestry that had virtually no good information. Some had some good information but not really complete. AND others where the information was wrong. You wonder who put this together, obviously not the person that passed away. It was probably left to a relative that was not familiar or knew the stories but not the facts. Very disturbing!! Remember how disappointed you were, wishing there was more AND THERE ISN'T. Very discouraging. So it is a great idea for you to be prepared and get writing ............. do it in an outline form first, just get that important background information NOW put it in a written format, something you like.  Encourage others in your family and close friends to do the same.

What should be in an obituary? The basic information is important - full name, maiden name if it is a female, date and place of death, birth date and place of birth, parents names, mothers maiden name, burial place, spouse name, children's name and other close relatives names with their relationships.  NO Mr. & Mrs Smith OR MRS JOHN SMITH. The wife/daughter/niece have their own names and we want to know those names. To me these are the basics and then you fill it all in with other information about yourself. Where did your work? Are you retired? What hobbies or special interests? What organizations did you belong too? 

Let me introduce you to my mother who just passed August 7, 2015. I know this a very detailed obituary but I would be thrilled to find this from any of my ancestors.....  wouldn't you?

Sacramento Bee, August 23, 2015 Sunday Local Section page 6B

Were you able to see the this woman in her own light, her life, her family, her interests? OK OK I could have cut it down and saved a bundle of money too but WHY? You only die once........... Happy Writing!!!



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Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Tuesday! What's Happening in September @ Root Cellar SGS

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

Look what is scheduled for September for Root Cellar Members.........   ..........and guests

Mark your calendars NOW and never miss out.


Thursday September 3
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
Rick Hanson



Thursday September 3  
LEGACY Family Tree Software SIG
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento  
with Marian Kile




Friday September 4
EXTRACTIONS  9am - Noon
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week




Wednesday 9 September
RootsMagic SIG  1-3pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
with Lynne Brown
If you are using Roots Magic Family Software, this is the place for you to be. Ask your questions, share




Thursday September 10
GENERAL MEETING........  7pm
Fiddyment Family Biography with Christine Richter
Christ Community Church
5025 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael
Social time from 6:15pm to 7pm




Friday September 11
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.




Wednesday September 16
Day Time Workshop 1-3pm
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
Diane Maltase
This is an unstructured meeting .....  allowing for members and guests to discuss their finds, their brickwalls, and ask questions, share ideas.




Thursday September 17
FamilyTreeMaker SIG- Special Interest Group
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive
Citrus Heights
Ron Setzer    John Jay   Jack Bank
Anyone using FamilyTree Maker? This is the place for you. This is a newly formed group with a lot of interest, a lot of activity........ they are also discussing the use of Ancestry.com with this software.




Friday September 18
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.




Wednesday September 23
Reunion for MAC SIG 10:30am
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento
Rick Hanson
Are you a MAC user looking for a family tree software to use? This is the place for you to be.




Friday September 25
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.




Thursday October 1
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights
Members are welcome.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Everyone Loves a Good Mystery!!

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward with references from Lynne Roberts


Lynne Roberts is a long time member of Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society, she heads our LOOK UP assistance program, and is a very avid researcher.

Root Cellar SGS received a package in the mail from an outside researcher, Shelley Cardiel.  It was then packaged up and sent to our own Lynne Roberts. Shelley was asking for help in identifying living relatives of "Blanche Philippi's family".  Lynne would be the person to take on this challenge.


And the fun begins...................



on the reverse side is written
Blanche Philippi, Sac., June, '92 SNS


Soooo!  what do you think?


I wish someone would find a picture of one of my ancestors (Gardner, Branfield, Dietz, Little, Brownrigg etc) and share it with me. (hint hint)

Where would you start?
What would be your first step towards locating this living family?

Lynne does have some good clues already just from the picture......
she has her name, the location and year the photo was taken ...... she has the photographers name, and address. Never know if that photographer's business is still in existence. Maybe his photos and other items were been donated as a collection to a museum, library, or archives?

Humbly I might say, my first step would be to do a simple 'GOOGLE' search on this young ladies name, location and year, and also on the photographer's name too.  (I have had some great finds that surprised me by just using Google) Depending on what the Google search revealed, probably my next step might be to check the name in Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. I might even check with the Center for Sacramento History and see if the name is in any of their databases. What about you?

Let's see what Lynne does.
Good Luck Lynne.

Any suggestions are very welcome 

please include Blanche in subject line

  


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Society Saturday - Fourth of July Celebration

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








Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wisdom Wednesday - In With the New and Thankful to the Outgoing!!

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


July this is the beginning of a new board officers for Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society.
Their first official board meeting will be the normal monthly board meeting on July 2 Thursday 10am at the Sylvan Community Center (scroll down to bottom of page)..........  good luck! (yes the board works year around- all 12 months)


A Very BIG thank you and our (members) appreciation to the 2014-2015 out going Board of Directors ............ 

Diane Maltase - President 








Rick Hanson - Vice President








LuEllen Pettengell - Treasurer 








Marie Cape - Recording Secretary








Mary Ann Smith - Corresponding Secretary........ 






John Jay - Past President 
Elected Nomination Committee Member
 Jack Bank







Elected Nomination Committee Member
 Denise Miller





"Thank you for your service" 
                              and 
              "Thank you for your service to come"



Welcome
New Board of Directors  
Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society 
2015-2016 

President Rick Hanson

Vice President Dianne Denny

Treasurer LuEllen Pettengell

Recording Secretary Marie Cape

Corresponding Secretary Mary Ann Smith

and 
Diane Maltase returns to the board as Past President


                              Plus the two elected positions on the Nomination Committee

                                            Denise Miller

                                           Nancy Fiorini

And once again a new year begins with new people, new experiences, new activities, new thoughts and new ideas
                                                                  The Sky is the Limit


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Society Saturday - What's Happening in July @ Root Cellar SGS?

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


Look what is scheduled for July for Root Cellar Members.........   ..........and guests


Thursday July 2 
Board Meeting - 10am- noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive
Citrus Heights
Rick Hanson


Thursday July 2 NO LEGACY Family Tree Software SIG


Friday July 3 NO EXTRACTION


Thursday July 9 NO GENERAL MEETING in July ........  take those trips and do the research you have been wanting to do. Good Luck!


Wednesday July 8
Roots Magic SIG 1pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave.
Sacramento
Lynne Brown
If you are using Roots Magic Family Software, this is the place for you to be. Ask your questions, share


Friday July 10
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.



Wednesday July 15
Day Time Workshop 1-3pm
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive
Citrus Heights
Diane Maltase
This is an unstructured meeting .....  allowing for members and guests to discuss their finds, their brickwalls, and ask questions, share ideas.



Thursday July 16
FamilyTreeMaker SIG- Special Interest Group
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive
Citrus Heights
Ron Setzer    John Jay   Jack Bank
Anyone using FamilyTree Maker? This is the place for you. This is a newly formed group with a lot of interest, a lot of activity........ they are also discussing the use of Ancestry.com with this software.




Friday July 17
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.



Wednesday July 22
Reunion for MAC SIG 10:30am
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave,
Sacramento
Rick Hanson
Are you a MAC user looking for a family tree software to use? This is the place for you to be.




Friday July 24
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.



Friday July 31
Extractions
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento
Marilyn Ulbricht
Have you been thinking of helping with the various projects we have going on at the Center? It is always a good time. We can always use an extra pair of hands. We do have a lot of fun each week.


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