Research Tip of the Week

Each week I provide a research tip to help build better genealogical researchers. This week with the holiday season is full swing, my research tip is about preserving treasured family recipes.

It is tip Tuesday!

Family history is richer when it includes more than just vital statistics and records. It is the extra details that bring family history to life.

Family Recipes

Many families have holiday traditions and many of those traditions center around food. For some families no holiday is complete without decorating cookies. Other families may spend days leading up to the holiday gathering with a full day of pie making.

Great Grandma’s recipe box

One of the greatest genealogical treasures I own is a recipe box that belonged to my Great Grandmother with handwritten recipes on the index cards. It includes a peanut butter cookie recipe that I have made for my own grandchildren and hopefully someday my daughter will make cookies from that recipe box for her own grandchildren.

Too often we forget to document our family recipes and traditions which is sad. Few things can transport us to a memory of times long gone and loved ones who have passed like the smell or taste of a food or treat we associate with a warm and fuzzy distant memory. If we don’t take time and make efforts to master Grandma’s biscuit recipe it can be gone in the passing of a single generation.

As you gather this holiday with your loved ones take the time to look around the table and see if there is any dish that your holiday would be incomplete without and take the time to record the recipe and its origins. Your descendants might thank you.

Happy Holidays from Dusty Roots & Forgotten Treasures!

3 replies »

Leave a Reply to Zoe K Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 732 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 11,702 hits

Archives

Book Suggestion

DNA Test I Suggest

Remembering the Past Australia

Preserving History, Sharing Stories

Simply & Softly

Tales and thoughts from a quiet soul and seeker of simple

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

A view from the inside of going through the minefield of the British benefit system if you are disabled and the ups and downs of coping with mental illness

My Family History

Past lives in the present

Steps (the blog)

The art of step-by-step instructions

The Keeper of Stories

The Preston & Di Salvia Family Trees

The Heneker Family - Pioneers from Kent to South Australia

a family and local history research blog

Tall Tales From Capt Rogue

Stories I Don't Want to Forget

Digging Up My Roots

one ancestor at a time

hadenetics

.. ramblings of a craft addicted genealogist

The Wandering Enigma

The experience, strength and hope of a recovering addict struggling with the disease of addiction.

sennettfamilytree

Discovering our Sinnott, Sennett, Synnott, Sinnett, Sennitt Ancestors

John J. Burns Library's Blog

Your window into the fascinating world of archives, manuscripts and rare books

What's On My PC

Computer Technology Made Easy

Ezra's Everything Spot

This, that, and EVERYTHING in the middle

%d bloggers like this: