Was your ancestor in Sacramento County back in the day?
|Women Proprietors or Sole Traders|
Sacramento County 1850-1930.
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Through Root Cellar's long-standing partnership with the Center for Sacramento History, an active group of Society volunteers organized by Marilyn Ulbricht gathers every Friday morning at the Center. Generally, everyone is transcribing the same record type because so many volumes exist. Each volunteer gently combs through the pages, willing to get a little dusty, stopping occasionally to share an amazing story of the person's data being extracted. Sometimes they pause for a look-up, using a dictionary of historic medical terminology or a book of California place names. You see, preservation projects are educational on so many levels!
|Cover (above) and sample contents, |
Sacramento County Coroner's Records
The Committee has also nearly completed the "Index of Registers of Wills for Sacramento County". Anyone doing family research will really have to look at these as there is invaluable information to help complete those missing spots in your family tree. Some of the wills are extremely detailed giving names, addresses, relationship to the deceased, identification of property, etc.
|Excerpt from actual Sacramento County Will|
|Data extracted from Will Books|