Saturday, October 2, 2010


It is a pleasure to introduce the Sacramento Regional Family History Center as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The wonderful world of genealogy is waiting for you at the Sacramento Regional Family History Center. The Center contains over 20,000 books. The collection is composed of family histories, dictionaries, how-to-do-books, major American and foreign reference materials, U.S. federal census indexes, local histories, printed parish and town records, and other typical archival records. The Center has free online access to, Family Link, Footnote, Genline, Godfrey Library, Heritage Quest and World Vital Records. Machines are available for use to read the mircrofilm you found on the shelf or ordered from the Family History Library.   

Volunteer staff are ready to help direct you to the extensive resources held there.  In addition to the library's collections, free genealogical classes and research assistance is available to the public.  You can register for the claases at the Center or call 487-2090. Here is a summary:
  • Family history research classes are conducted on Wednesday evenings 7:00pm-8:00pm.
  • Family research classes are also conducted on Wednesday afternoons 2:00pm-4:00pm.
  • The Center conducts a “Writers Workshop” at 5:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
  • The Sacramento German Genealogical Society provides research assistance with tracing German ancestors every Thursday from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Center.
  • Online Research Classes: The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has classes available online. These classes contain videos, lessons and class outlines in PDF format. Learn the basic methods and key resources to start your family history.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Sacramento Regional Family History Seminar
Family:  Eternal Keepsakes
8:30 am-4:00
Updated: Check our website for the flyer

Stop by our exhibit at Family History Day and let us tell you more about the genealogical resources available at the Sacramento Regional Family History Center and the upcoming seminar.

Sacramento Regional Family History Center
2745 Eastern Avenue
Sacramento, CA
Phone: (916) 487-2090

Tuesday - - - -10am-9:30pm
Wednesday - -10am-4:30pm
Thursday- - - -10am-9:30pm
Friday - - - - -10am-7:00pm

YOLO COUNTY ARCHIVES, Exhibitor at Family History Day

Old Hall of Records, Woodland, California
 It is a pleasure to introduce the Yolo County Archives as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Yolo County Archives is the repository for government and private records that document the Yolo County’s history from its creation in 1850 to the present. Included in the collection are the official records of the Board of Supervisors, court cases, probates, property assessments and deeds, voter registration, reclamation districts, and schools, as well as over 1,000 maps and blueprints. Private records include photographs, church, cemetery and organization records, newspapers, oral histories and corporate records.

Yolo County is very fortunate in that many of its early records have been preserved. In addition, the county has made a commitment to continue the collection of historical records within the Archives. This offers the researcher access to one of the most complete collections of county records in California.

Many records in our collection will aid your genealogy research. Examples include:
  • Over 30,000 obituaries filed in alphabetical order
  • Naturalizations
  • Alphabetical index to Yolo County census records
  • Church and cemetery records
  • Probate and court records (with indexes)
  • WWI scrapbooks
The Archives is open to researchers by appointment on Tuesdays from 9-1 and Thursday 12-4. Please call 530-666-8010 or email for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Please stop by our exhibit at Family History day and let us help you find your Yolo County roots!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


It is a pleasure to introduce the Priscilla Alden Chapter of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Priscilla Alden Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century was organized in Sacramento in October 1964 and chartered in 1965. The organization is comprised of 11,500 members nationwide who share a common interest in American history, love of and respect for our nation, and a desire to work together in harmonious fellowship to achieve the important goals of the Society.

The Object of the National Society is to:
  • Aid in the preservation of the records and of the historic sites of our count
  • Foster interest in historical colonial research
  • Aid in the education of the youth of our country
  • Commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, and to maintain zealously those high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the Colonies and the foundation and establishment of the United States of America
  • Maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coats of Arms of our Armorial ancestors
  • Develop a library specializing in seventeenth century American colonial data
To achieve our goals as stated in the Object of the Society, we
  • Identify and mark historic sites (especially those with Colonial period import)
  • Acquire books, microfiche readers and funds for our library
  • Document our ancestors and the roles they played in the development of our great Nation
  • Maintain a museum in our National Headquarters building
  • Maintain the grave site of Pocahontas "Lady Rebecca Rolfe" in Gravesend, England and have a scholarship in her honor for those of Native American descent interested in pursuing the medical professions
  • Volunteer hours at VA Hospitals and provide clothing and household goods to assist our veterans and help them rebuild civilian lives
Membership Eligibility:
Any woman of good moral character, eighteen years of age or over, is eligible for membership, provided she has been invited by the Society and is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies in the geographical area of the present United States of America. Membership is in the National Society but members join through Chapters.

We are happy to be part of Family History Day.  Please stop by our exhibit and tell us about your colonial roots. We can share more information about our Chapter’s activities and membership.


Help kick–off California Archives Month
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

California State Archives
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Information: (916) 653–7715

Join us on October 2, 2010 for a chance to explore the California State Archives and learn about our extensive collection of documents and artifacts that allow us to understand the history of California. A diverse group of local archival organizations and repositories will host display tables that highlight prominent artifacts, photographs, and documents from their collections. This annual event is a great opportunity for the public to learn about archives, the preservation of historical records, and to celebrate Archives Month in California.

Event Activities

•Talk to archivists from various local repositories and see displays of rarely–seen documents and artifacts.

•View a recently installed exhibit.

•Take a tour of the State Archives.

Visitors can take Light Rail to the Archives Plaza stop. Or if you drive, park free in the parking lot located across the street from the Archives entrance. Parking is available on a first come first served basis.

Visit California State Archives for more information about the Open House and other activities planned for California Archives Month.