Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past- Extractions Every Friday

I love learning and growing and genealogy is no exception.

I volunteer for Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society Extraction Committee headed by our fearless leader Marilyn Ulbricht. We have partnered with the Center for Sacramento History in Sacramento California. It is a good relationship. Root Cellar SGS as a committee and individuals have been spending time at the Center extracting away for many years.

My current project (which it has been for the last year) is the
"Death and Internments for 1925-1929" in the Sacramento County.

As you can see the books are huge. We go page by page by page. It is a long process. Each entry is across both pages and probably about 50 entries per page. We create  a blank template for each set of books or documents for the information we want to capture.    I am using Microsoft Excel but any spreadsheet will do. Looking at this page the handwriting looks pretty good but this is not the case throughout the book- since there are different coronors throughout the years. I am sure they had no idea their words would be captured for future generations, otherwise they would have printed CLEARLY.

It is a long process for this project but it is very interesting, sad and funny too. There are so many stories to be told. I wonder about a lot of these people, how they arrived, what brought them here, what they did, who they knew, what contribution they made.


  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers!

    Regards, Grant

    1. Thank You Grant. I look forward to a great relationship with Geneabloggers.