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Sacramento Regional Genealogical Council
UNDER CONSTRUCTION (2/21/24)
 
FAMILY HISTORY WEEK:
Digging for Family Treasures
April 1 to 6, 2024
Where: Various Locations throughout the Greater Sacramento Region
 
Archives, historical groups, libraries, museums, genealogical societies, and other groups in the Sacramento Regional Area are joining together to provide six days of activities and informational events empowering you to uncover family treasures – your ancestors, the events of their lives, and their stories. With this information, you can construct a rich family legacy to provide to your children and relatives. Even if your ancestors are not in California, learn information that is able to be used to research other locations. If you have any questions, email info@srgcouncil.org.
Admission is free.
 
Registration is expected to open
Feb. 25, 2024.
 
  • Please register and select those events and classes that you plan to attend. That will greatly help the hosting organizations prepare for the likely number of visitors.
  • This registation is not a reservation. Does not guarantee a seat in an event or class, which will close once it reaches capacity (first come, first serve). 
  • Tours and workshops require a separate reservation. Instructions for each can be found below.
 
 
 
Events and classes are subject to change without notice
 
Family HIstory Day 2013 State Archives
Exhibitor section at Family History Day 2013 at the California State Archives
 
Sacramento FamilySearch Center 2023
Computer area and help desk at the Sacramento FamilySearch Center
 
Monday – April 1, 2024
Sacramento FamilySearch Center icon
Sacramento FamilySearch Center
10 am – 4 pm
 
  • Attend classes designed for both the beginning and experienced genealogical researcher.
  • Go on a tour of the facility.
  • Visit the tables of local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search multiple genealogical sites for free at the library (Ancestry, Findmypast, My Heritage, Newspapers Plus, and more).
  • Browse the books on the shelf (e.g., has the complete set of German Lutheran U.S. church records).
  • No smoking and no coffee allowed in this facility. Water is fine.
Register for a tour:
Facility tour at 10 am
Facility tour at 2 pm
 
Location: 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento; Entrance is in the back right.
 
 
Tuesday – April 2, 2024
CA Sec of State logo
California State Archives, Sacramento
10 am – 3 pm
 
Come and visit replicas of the 1849 and 1879 California Constitution. The 1849 one was also published in Spanish.
 
Location: 1020 O St., Sacramento
 
Sacramento FamilySearch Center icon
Sacramento
FamilySearch Center
10 am – 4 pm
 
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.  It helps people discover their unique history through its website, mobile apps, instruction and in-person help at thousands of local family history centers.
 
Location: 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento; Center entrance is at the back right.
 
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Yolo County Archives
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Yolo County Archives will be offering a tour of its collections storage area, work room, and reading room. Staff will also be displaying, and talking about, archival collections and records that are held in county archives and how those records can be used  to track genealogy and family history.
 
Tours of archives storage areas (not usually accessible to public) at 1:30 pm and 2:15 pm  (lasts 45 minutes).  Fifteen people at a time for tour.
Register for a tour:
Archives tour at 1:30 pm
Archives tour at 2:15 pm
 
Location: 226 Buckeye Street, Woodland
 
 
Wednesday – April 3, 2024
Sacramento FamilySearch Center icon
Sacramento FamilySearch Center
10 am – 4 pm
 
Visit the FamilySearch Center for help researching your family's history.
 
Location: 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento;  Entrance is in the back right.
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Sacramento Public
Library - Downtown
11:00 am
 
Join Librarian Dave Munger and Archivist James Scott in the Sacramento Room for an overview of the Central Library’s genealogy resources, including a tour of the Sacramento Room and the Genealogy Collection. 
 
Location: 828 “I” St., Sacramento.
 
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Sacramento
Public Library - Carmichael
4:00 pm
 
Join Librarian Dave Munder and Carmichael staff for an overview of Sacramento Public Library’s genealogical resources with a focus on online resources, including a tour of Carmichael’s California Collection. 
 
Location: 5605 Marconi Avenue, Carmichael
 
Thursday – April 4, 2024
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Placer County Archive Research Center
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
 
As part of the Placer County Museums Division, the Placer County Archive and Research Center shares the division's mission to preserve the county's rich historic and cultural legacy. The Archive maintains extensive collections of photographs, maps, oral histories, newspapers, and private manuscripts while also serving as the official repository for historic records generated by the County of Placer since the county was established in 1851. These official records include probate files, naturalization records, school records, court case files, and more. 
 
Records will not be available for viewing during tours, but appointments to view records can be made on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Please contact Curator of Archives for more information about available research appointments.
 
Tours of Archives Storage Areas (not usually accessible to public) are at 10:00 am and 11:00 am (last 20-30 minutes).
Register for a tour:
Email Kelsey Monahan, 
Curator of Archives, 
or call (530) 889-7789.
 
Location: 11526 C Avenue, Auburn
 
Sacramento FamilySearch Center icon
Sacramento FamilySearch Center
10 am – 4 pm
 
Visit the FamilySearch Center for help researching your family's history.
  
Location: 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento;  Entrance is in the back right..
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California Parks Department
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Need exact address & website.
 
Learn about available resources and assistance.
 
Location:
 
Friday – April 5, 2024
Sacramento FamilySearch Center icon
Sacramento FamilySearch Center
10 am – 4 pm
Website
 
Visit the FamilySearch Center for help researching your family's history.
  
Location: 2745 Eastern Avenue, Sacramento; Entrance is in the back right.
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Center for Sacramento History
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Learn more about the Center for Sacramento History, its genealogical resources, and how to conduct research there in this presentation, followed by a tour of the Center’s collection storage vault. The presentation will include a genealogical case study of an early Sacramentan that showcases records from the collection. As the official historical archives of both the city and county of Sacramento, the Center for Sacramento History holds government records and private collections dating back to 1849 that are particularly useful to genealogists, including naturalization records, probate records, court case files, property records, coroner and cemetery records, and city and regional directories.
 
Facility tours last 20 minutes.
Register for a tour:
Facility tour at ???
Facility tour at ???
  
Location: 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento
 
 
Saturday – April 6, 2024
CA Sec of State logo
California State Archives, Sacramento
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  • Attend classes designed for both the beginning and experienced genealogical researcher.
  • Go on a tour of the facility.
  • Visit the tables of local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Browse the State Archives Library and the Root Cellar Genealogical Library.
  • No smoking allowed in this facility.
Register for a tour:
Facility tour at ???
Facility tour at ???
  
Location: 1020 O St., Sacramento
 
 

Coordinating Organizations:
 
SRGC logo
Sacramento Regional
Genealogical Council
 
CA Sec of State logo
California State Archives,
Sacramento
 
 
Other Participating Organizations:
 
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California State Military and Museums Program
 
 
Revised 2/21/24
 
2/11/24:
• Added customer support email address.
2/20/24:
• Added sch. of events flyer download. Made formatting and wording changes. Added tour boxes.
219/24:
• Added icon-button for flyer download. Made some positioning changes.
2/18//24:
• Added Sac FamilySearch Center to Tuesday - Friday. One typo correction.
Updates - 2/16/24
• Used vertical list for those days with multiple events.