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Cook Up Answers About Immigrant Ancestors video class

Format: Download

SKU# U4152

Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Duration: 30 minutes


  • You are interested in how food affects genealogy
  • You have a passion for both food and history
  • You want to know what your ancestors ate
  • You want to learn how to cook authentic historic recipes

The key to an ancestor’s life story is through his stomach. In this class, learn how to research your ethnic heritage through the foods your family ate in the old country and the traditional recipes immigrants brought with them to America.


  • Why food plays a role in genealogy
  • How to document your family’s food history
  • Where to look for historic cookbook collections
  • Resources for browsing old recipes


Gena Philibert-Ortega holds master’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies and religion. She is the author of Putting the Pieces Together and the Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing) and editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s Crossroads Magazine. She is the author of From The Family Kitchen (Family Tree Books, 2012). She instructs genealogy and social media courses at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and directs GenealogyWise. Gena serves as vice-president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a director for the California State Genealogical Alliance. She blogs at Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera.

SKU U4152
File Type MP4
Format Download

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