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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:


February 14, 2017                   Being a Family History Detective”, presented by Bill Taylor

Have you ever thought of being a Family History Detective?  Bill Taylor will show you how easy it can be using the resources of the Placerville Family History Center to solve your most difficult family history mysteries.  This class will show you a new and refreshing approach to search through on-line web based resources to find the information that has been eluding you (including local history collections, digital copies of books you can download and take home, US and UK census records, birth, marriage, death and parish records, extensive military record collections, digital images of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Civil War Pensions, digitally archived newspapers and publications, over a million maps and atlases, libraries of photos, and much more). 

Bill Taylor currently serves as a family history consultant for the El Dorado Family History Center.  He has been active in family history research for over 20 years.  Bill is an experienced researcher and he brings many years of experience teaching professional seminars in industry to his love of family history.  He is known for delivering clear, concise instruction in his training courses.  Bill has a knack for finding elusive ancestors, dates and places.


March 21, 2017                       “Organizing Your Stuff”, presented by Glenda Lloyd


April 18, 2017                         “How to Prepare For A Research Trip”, presented by

                                                         Mary Lee Gilliand



The 2017 schedule of programs is being developed and presenters scheduled.  We are looking forward to the opportunities coming our way this next year.


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