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Genealogical Society


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


Serving Genealogical Needs in El Dorado County Since 1979



“A Family Tree Can Wither If Nobody Tends Its Roots.”




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Monthly Legacy 8 Users Group


Roots and Gold Dust Genealogical Society is proud to sponsor a users group for those who are using the Legacy family tree software.  We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 3275 Cedar Ravine in Placerville, CA.  If you are interested in learning more, contact .  We would love to have you join us.



Roots and Gold Dust Genealogical Society Meetings


Date:      The third Tuesday of every month (Except December)

Time:     1:00 p.m.

Where:   The LDS Church

               3275 Cedar Ravine

               Placerville, CA.

Visitors are always welcome and refreshments are served.


Upcoming Meeting Agendas:


April 19, 2016                      How To Locate Ancestors Who Were Involved In The American Revolution  - Presented by The Daughters Of The American Revolution

The research and genealogy path that the Daughters of the American Revolution utilize will be shared on how to locate ancestors who were involved in the American Revolution.  The pride of being part of those who fought to establish the freedom of the United States of America” will be presented by Cynthia Crawford Larson, and Betty Price Crockford, both members of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the El Dorado Chapter, Placerville.  Cynthia joined the chapter in 2013, and has she has six proven patriot ancestors on her Crawford side of the family.  She serves as the Vice Regent and Chair for the Service for Veterans.   Betty has been a member since 2005, first with the Sam Houston Chapter as Chapter Registrar for 3 years, and is a trained Volunteer Genealogist.  She is currently working with another DAR chapter in Rockland, Maine, with a Revolutionary War-era historic cemetery restoration project.  You’ll enjoy their stories and facts about proving patriot ancestors.


May 17, 2016                        Sons Of The American Revolution


June 21, 2016                        Resources Available At The El Dorado County Historical Museum  -  Presented by Mary Cory

Mary Cory, Museum Director, will be doing a presentation on the resources of the El Dorado County Historical Museum on June 21, 2016 including the research room and information about Indian Displays, etc.  A lot of the information in the research room ties into other areas throughout the United States.



The 2016 schedule of programs is being developed at this time.  We are looking forward to what we come up with.


Rev 04-09-2016