|Looking for great-grandma Ada|
at the Root Cellar Library
Sammie Hudgens has devoted many years to the growth and development of the Root Cellar Library (click on membership benefits). Her efforts speak for themselves – the Library is a treasure trove for family history researchers, for Root Cellar members and visitors alike. The Library contains over 5,000 volumes from nearly every state and many countries. There are more than 150 books on California alone, including the 1890 Great Registers for the whole state. The CD collection is well-over 150 and counting. Our online Catalog is a helpful tool for locating the title or topic of interest to you.
Sammie is currently overseeing the inventory of an extensive genealogical collection recently donated to Root Cellar by the Dorothy Williams estate. The collection portends to be a wonderful addition to the Library.
Below is a sampling of the research materials available to you at the Library:
- Revolutionary War Books
- Lists of Passengers, Emigration and Immigration for Germany, Ireland, Italy and Russia
- Periodicals from over 100 genealogical societies across the United States
- Root Cellar member-submitted materials such as Surname Cards, Pedigree Charts and Pioneer Certificates
- Publications containing data that Root Cellar volunteers have extracted from local records on subjects including state militia, coroner’s office, divorces, state prison convicts, and cemeteries. These extractions are also available for sale by Root Cellar.
Root Cellar Library
1020 “N” Street, 4th Floor
Inside the California State Archives Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Open 9:30am – 4pm Monday - Friday
and the first Saturday of each month
and, currently, State employee furlough days
on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month.