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St John's Church w Cem Behind ItR&GD_Logo_backgroundRoots and Gold Dust

Genealogical Society


P.O. Box 1354, Diamond Springs, CA 95619


Serving Genealogical Needs in El Dorado County Since 1979



ďA Family Tree Can Wither If Nobody Tends Its Roots.Ē




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Being winter time, there isnít much in the way of seminars or special events, but please stay tuned for the various clubs and societies will shortly begin announcing their events for the Spring 2016 season.





Legacy Userís Group

First Tuesday of Each Month at 1:00 p.m.


Roots and gold Dust Genealogical Society is sponsoring a Legacy Userís Group.Richard Wilson will be instructing the Legacy8 Genealogical Software class on the first Tuesday of each month, beginning on April 7th at 1:00 PM.The class will be held in the same room that we use for our monthly meetings, the Primary Room.The location is the LDS Church located at 3275 Cedar Ravine Road, Placerville, CA.If you have Legacy8 loaded on your laptop, tablet, etc. you may bring it and use your copy of Legacy8 to follow along with the material being presented.You are also welcome to attend, take notes and gather information about how to use the Legacy8 Program. Handouts will also be available for all attendees.



Sacramento Family Search Library


The Sacramento Family Search Library at 2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento has genealogy classes every Wednesday afternoon and evening.Visit their website to see whatís coming up.Check their website for upcoming classes, webinars, seminars and more.



Central Library Programs

Programs are ongoing at the Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento.For their class schedule, more information and to register, see






Sacramento German Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, Fair Oaks, CA

8:00 a.m. Ė 4:00 p.m.


This yearís presenter will be Fitz Juengling, Ph.D., AG.


†† Dr. Juengling is an Accredited Genealogist through ICAPGen for the regions of Germany and the Netherlands. He has four degrees which include Germanic Philology with minors in English and Liguistics (Ph.D.), Germanic Philology (MA) and International Studies with German Emphasis (BA). Germanic Philology is a field of study combining language, liguistics, paleography and history for specific regions. Dr. Juengling's language training includes Old, Middle and High German.


†† Dr Juengling works as a Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.


†† He has, since 2011, presented at numerous national genealogical conferences in the U.S. and one in Germany. He has 31 presentation topics. He is the author of webinars, one video course and numerous papers.


For more information, costs, directions, etc., please visit the SGGS website at:


Rev. 01-30-2016