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



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




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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:


February 18, 2014                Finding the Un-Findable

Presenter:   by Jim Baker

We are excited to welcome Jim Baker, from Rocklin, to be our speaker in February.  He will be addressing many “non-archive” areas and strategies.  He states that they can be utilized for “Finding the Un-Findable” using examples with seven case studies.  He will be showing us step-by-step his procedures to find the most challenging data.  Examples are presented for using collaboration, search engines, family organizations, and the Tomes; broadening your search and DNA evidence. 


March 18, 2014                    Using Story Telling Techniques to Add Spice to Your Family Tales

Presenter:   Keli Gwyn

Keli will be talking with us about how to go beyond the normal “date of” when compiling your family history.  She will share ideas and techniques to help bring your ancestors’ story alive.  This will be an exciting presentation with some hands on exercises.


April 15, 2014                      To Be Announced


May 20, 2014                       Where There’s a Will, There’s a Probate                                                       

Presenter:   Vi Parsons

Using Probate records to help you find those elusive ancestors.



The 2014 schedule of programs is being completed at this time and we’ll post the rest of the monthly programs as soon as we confirm them.


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