Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Next Stop: South Bay Cities Genealogical Society

Tonight the Gena and Jean Genealogy Journey stops at the South Bay Cities Genealogy Society. We are going to be talking about  traditions and our ancestors. Food and music will be the topics.

Looking for resources for learning more about your ancestor's food history and how to incorporate some of that into your family history? Here's some resources:


NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections):

Library of Congress: 

Libraries in  the United States:


Axford, Lavonne B. English Language Cookbooks, 1600-1973. Detroit: Gale Research Co, 1976.

Cook, Margaret. America's Charitable Cooks: A Bibliography of Fund-Raising Cook Books Published in the United States (1861-1915). Kent, Ohio, 1971.

Driver, Elizabeth. Culinary Landmarks: A Bibliography of Canadian Cookbooks, 1825-1949. Toronto Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Driver, Elizabeth. A Bibliography of Cookery Books Published in Britain, 1875-1914. London, England: Prospect Books, 1989.

Lincoln, Waldo. Bibliography of American Cookery Books, 1742-1860. Worcester, Mass: The Society, 1929.

American Regional Food History

Battaile, Connie. An Annotated Bibliography and Index of Books and Pamphlets About the Fruits, Vegetables and Seaweeds of Hawaii , 1975.

Fisher, Carol, and John C. Fisher. Pot Roast, Politics, and Ants in the Pantry: Missouri's Cookbook Heritage. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008.

Gourley, James E. Regional American Cookery, 1884-1934: A List of Works on the Subject. New York: The New York public library, 1936

Kurlansky, Mark. The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food : Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal, Regional, and Traditional : from the Lost WPA Files. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.

Stoner, Joan. California Cookbooks: An Annotated Chronological Bibliography. Sacramento, Calif: California State Library, 1982

Wheaton, Barbara K, and Patricia M. Kelly. Bibliography of Culinary History: Food Resources in Eastern Massachusetts. Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall, 1987.

Willard, Pat. America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA : the Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food. New York: Bloomsbury, 2008.

Ziegelman, Jane. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement. New York: Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2010.

Preserving Heirlooms

May-Levenick, Denise S. How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia & Genealogy Records. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2012.

Taylor, Maureen A. Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2001.

Writings About Food and Family

Berzok, Linda M. Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell Us About Who We Are and Where We've Been. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2011.

Philibert-Ortega, Gena. From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes. Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2012.

Schenone, Laura. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family. New York: Norton & Co, 2008.

Creating Scrapbooks and Cookbooks

Higgins, Becky. Family History Scrapbooking. Escondido, Calif: Primedia, 2006.

Taylor, Maureen A. Scrapbooking Your Family History. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003.

Wolfe, J K. You Can Write a Cookbook. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2000.

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