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The purpose of this blog is to promote the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society by announcing upcoming events and reporting on past events. In doing so, I hope it will encourage all who are interested to attend any of our events and meetings, and share in our enthusiasm of genealogical research.

November 16, 2012

Follow Friday - Up Front With NGS

The National Genealogical Society has a blog called "Up Front With NGS" that I receive via email.  Today's post is entitled "Food and Holidays -- Always a Great Combination -- How to Preserve That "Slice" of Life."  It is a great story about sisters who upon reminiscing about their mother's great cooking came up with an idea of creating a family cookbook of her recipes.  They used photos of their mother and family to accompany the wonderful dishes she always prepared.

It would be a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift to give to your family.  Just collect favorite family recipes and add photos and antidotes about the food.  Ways to "publish" could be:

  • You could do this simply by scanning them into a word processing program and printing them from your computer.  Then place in sheet protector sheets and into a binder with a nice cover.  
  • Have a copy center print out the pages and use a nice binding system.
  • Upload to a photo service place (like Costco, Shutterfly, etc) and have the book printed with a soft or hard cover.

My mother did something like this for each of her children when they married.  This was all before computers and she typed the recipes onto pretty colored paper.  Then using a store-bought photo album, added photos of each of us as children along with the recipes.  It is such a nice treasure.  Here is an example of a recipe:

Check out the NGS blog for photos of the author's recipe book.

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