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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:


May 19, 2015                     Pennsylvania/German Ancestry and History        

Presenter:      Susan H Jackman

Susan has 20 years experience as a consultant in the California Family History Center.  She has also taught genealogy in Adult Education.  She also graduated from Brigham Young University.  She is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  Her presentation on Pennsylvania German Research will cover some of the following:

·      Finding your ancestor on a ship list

·      Locating place of origin in the old country

·      Lutheran & Reformed Church Records

·      The wonderful early tax records of Pennsylvania

·      Early published church records covering the entire state

·      What is available online

·      Where did they go when they left the state?

·      What documents exist for the 18th century?

·      A day in the life of an early Pennsylvania German



June 16, 2015                     Finding Your Ancestor’s German Home Town and Getting Started on Your German Research                                                                 

Presenter:      Joan Gunn

Joan Gunn volunteers at the Sac. Regional FHC on Thursday afternoons assisting with German research.  She has researched several times and attended seminars in Salt Lake City and has done research in Germany.  She is a mentor at WorldGenWeb for Baden-Wurttmberg studies.



July 15 2015                      Colonial Migration to Appalachia

Presenter:      Barbara Leak

Barbara’s experiences as speaker and educator span 25 years.  She is past president of the Genealogical and History Council of Sacramento Valley, and of Placer County Genealogical Society.  She is a long-time volunteer at the Auburn FHC and recipient of the Cal State Genealogical Alliance Distinguished Service Award recipient. 



The 2015 schedule of programs is being completed at this time and we’ll be posting them soon.


Rev 05-6-2015