Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do You Collect Recipe Books for Genealogy?

Do you collect or read through Recipe Books for Genealogy?  Ever read a Grange Recipe book that lists the people in the Grange who entered recipes?
So you do know you can find lost kin between recipe pages and some neat new recipes that are truly old?

I had several and some I posted to our library for others to locate their lost kin. I have had books from Washington Co. PA; Greene Co. PA; Riverside, CA; Wheatland, Wyo; Petaluma, CA;  National City, CA; Tomales-Valley Ford, Ca region schools book; Roswell, New Mexico, one from Missouri, and two from Iowa.

I was amazed at the names in those books. First learning of this when a dear friend asked if I would like to buy a Grange book for Petaluma, Ca.  Many of my old classmates Mom's had entered recipes.
Then I started looking for the family names in the region.

 So if you are out wandering about, look for recipe books made by the local people last year, ten years ago, 30 or 50 or so years ago. Even older ones, I have a 1906 one from Santa Ana CA area.

1 comment:

  1. I am working on a recipe book to be produced exclusively for my granddaughters and granddaughter-in-laws. They are still young which gives me plenty of time to keep adding and improving. It will includes recipes from family members and friends along with a photograph and some profile information about each family member who contributes. I have a long way to go, but it's been fun working on it.