Thursday, August 9, 2012

Exhibitor Profile: Root Cellar Genealogical Library

It's a pleasure to announce that the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society Library will be open for browsing during Family History Day at the California State Archives.  The Library is conveniently located at the State Archives on the 4th floor next to the Exhibitor area.

Sammie Hudgens, Library Chairperson for Root Cellar, and library docents will be on-hand to orient and assist visitors.  Sammie has devoted many years to the growth and development of the Root Cellar Library. Her efforts speak for themselves – the Library is a treasure trove for family history researchers, for Root Cellar members and visitors alike.

The Library contains over 5,000 volumes, at least one from every state in the U.S., and many countries. There are more than 150 books on California alone, including the 1890 Great Registers for the whole state.  The collection recently expanded as a result of two generous donations.

Below is a sampling of the research materials available to you at the Library:
  • Revolutionary War Books
  • Lists of Passengers, Emigration and Immigration for Germany, Ireland, Italy and Russia
  • Periodicals from over 100 genealogical societies across the United States
  • Root Cellar member-submitted materials such as Surname Cards, Pedigree Charts and Pioneer Certificates
  • Publications containing data that Root Cellar volunteers have extracted from local records on subjects including state militia, coroner’s office, divorces, state prison convicts, and cemeteries. These extractions are also available for sale by Root Cellar.
Be sure to come into the Library and browse awhile!

Root Cellar Genealogical Library
Inside the California State Archives Building
1020 “O” Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Open 9:30am – 4pm Monday - Friday
(except holidays)

Shout out to folks from Merced & Placerville!  They pre-registered & reserved a Class Syllabus.  You can too - send an email to
Posted by Denise H. Richmond


  1. Does your new collection have information about Pueblo de Las Juntas [1810-1879]and its residents in the San Joaquin Valley? If so, I would like to come to the library. For more information see:

    1. Stanley, sorry, the Root Cellar Library collection does not include info about Pueblo de Las Juntas. Perhaps you would be interested in submitting a research request for further assistance. See the 'Research'link on the Root Cellar website -Denise Richmond


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