Old Halloween Recipes from Our Ancestors’ Kitchens

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this blog post, Gena searches old newspapers to find recipes used by our ancestors to celebrate Halloween. Getting ready to entertain some ghosts and goblins? How about trying an old Halloween recipe for your party? I know it... (Read More)

Princess, Gypsy or Hobo? A Look at Halloween Costume History

Introduction: Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book “From the Family Kitchen.” In this guest blog post—just in time for Halloween celebrations tonight—Gena searches old newspapers to look at the history of Halloween costumes. What was Halloween like when you were a child? What Halloween costumes did you wear when you... (Read More)

1913 Halloween Prank Caused a Blast in Sheffield, Alabama

Every year around Halloween we hear of pranks ranging from harmless mischief to serious destruction. The Halloween of 1913 in Sheffield, Alabama, was a little of both. According to press reports, the destruction resulting from a Halloween prank gone awry was as much a surprise to the kids as it was to the town’s... (Read More)

Reviewer looking for your opinion of GenealogyBank.com

We received this note from Claudia Breland looking for the experiences and opinions of genealogists in using GenealogyBank. Let her know what you think. Here is her letter: Hi all, I’m writing a review of GenealogyBank. If you’ve been using it regularly for 6 months or longer and would like to express your opinion,... (Read More)