Community cookbooks, commonly known as fundraising cookbooks with plastic comb binding, have been around since the Civil War. They serve as a “city directory” of women, with everything from, names, residences, and in some cases familial relationships and photos. Learn more about community cookbooks and using them for your family history.  

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars blogs. She is also a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Gena will be presenting to Pastfinders on November 10th at 6 pm, Zoom link will open at 5:30 pm for announcements and information you could use. When Gena is done with her presentations, please feel free to participate in the Q-&-A session before we sign off at 7:30 pm. 

Clermont, Florida is the home of Pastfinders Genealogical Society, please find them at the Cooper Memorial Library and on the website Registration is required for this virtual program on Zoom. PastfindersofSL can be LIKED on Facebook  

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