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Gena Philibert-Ortega
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My latest article looks at ketchup history on the GenealogyBank blog.
Today Is National Ketchup Day: You Say Catsup I Say Ketchup

Read the story (with recipes) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2JruoCj

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to find recipes for the many varieties of ketchup that were familiar to our ancestors.
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Fortune Cookies! Do you know the history behind this cookie?
Fortune Cookies: As American as Apple Pie?

Read the story (complete with recipes) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2y3SjxN

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn about the origin of Chinese fortune cookies – discovering that they are not Chinese at all, but an American innovation based on Japanese traditions.
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Hit a genealogy brick wall? How about focusing on something different?
Genealogy Tip for Family History Month: Try Something Different

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2hZxRM4

In this article, to help celebrate October being Family History Month, Gena Philibert-Ortega provides tips for when your research hits a genealogy brick wall.
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Last night was Taco Tuesday. Here's some historical newspaper taco recipes for you to try next week.
Taco Recipes to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Read the story (and see the recipes) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2fOkAFE

In this article, to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Gena Philibert-Ortega presents some taco recipes she found in old newspapers.
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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Have you checked out the Spanish-Language Newspapers on GenealogyBank?
3 Tips for Researching Spanish-Language Newspapers

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2ysEcng

In this article, to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how you can do family history research in Spanish-language newspapers – even if you don’t read or speak Spanish.
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School yearbooks are a great source for genealogy!
Genealogy 101: School Yearbooks

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2x8XblT

In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega writes about a family history source often overlooked by genealogists: school yearbooks.
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This is a good month to read about Julia Child. Here's a start:
Bon Appetit! In Honor of Julia Child’s Birthday

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2wdJyVB

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega celebrates the 105th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth by searching old newspapers to learn more about this cook and author’s life and career.
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Did you celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Here's some recipes found in the newspaper.
Today Is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: The Best Cookie!

Read the story (and see the recipes) on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2vA2NIt

In this article, in honor of today being National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to find delicious chocolate chip cookie recipes.
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Have you taken a look at the 1890 Veterans Schedule of the US Census?
Genealogy 101: #26 The 1890 Veterans Schedule

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2tKJsPn

In this article – part of an ongoing “Introduction to Genealogy” series – Gena Philibert-Ortega describes how not all of the 1890 census information was destroyed in the 1921 Commerce Building fire – many records from the 1890 Veterans Schedule still survive.
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Have you used the Agricultural Schedule of the US Census?
Genealogy 101: #24 The Agricultural Census

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/2sdnHM4

In this article, Gena Philibert-Ortega shows how an additional census conducted by the government every ten years, the Agricultural Census, can help you with your family history research.
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