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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:



October 20, 2015                British Research, Sans Ireland

Presenter:      Christine Green


The United States has required the keeping of passenger arrival records since 1 January 1820 but before that date it is more difficult to find the immigrants date of entry into the US, and the place of origin.  Chris will explore the variety of records available between the early 1600s and 1820 for those immigrants from various parts of the British Isles. Not all the original records are in the United States!


Christine Bell Green had researched her ancestors for over twelve years, and clients’ families for the past three years. A former marketing researcher with a PhD in Biochemistry, Chris holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the University of Toronto.  She is a graduate of ProGen, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Stamford, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and Pittsburgh Research Institute of Genealogy (methodology and Genetic Genealogy courses.) She teaches genealogy at Palo Alto Adult School, is the current president at San Mateo County Genealogy Society and enjoys giving genealogy talks throughout the Bay Area.



November 17, 2015            Annual Finger-Food Pot Luck AND Show-N-Tell AND Election of Officers for 2016

Who?:    Everyone Who Is In Attendance

Everyone looks forward to this meeting each year.  People will bring in their favorite “finger food” for everyone to sample.  We then sit around munching while we share something from our family history, be it an old photo, heirloom, story, research discovery, etc.  Some of the things brought in to share are Sooooo priceless, at least to a genealogist!  Oh, and we also vote on the officers for next year’s Executive Board.



December 22, 2015             No Meeting In December, Have A Very Merry Christmas!



January 19, 2016                Induction of 2016 Executive Board Officers and General Business Meeting.



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


Rev 09-19-2015