|Eva Urman (nee Ivana Drvaric) and Bob, May 1933 Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
I have spent part of the morning playing on the new RootsMagic version 5. What I see I like a lot. It appears that a few items (some citations) did not make the conversion and will need to be updated with the new software. I really like the new timeline, the new screen for adding media and citations, the whole thing seems easier to read. I can’t wait to start working on the research log. It is about time someone incorporated one for use with our software! I am looking forward to the RootsMagic webinar What’s New In RootsMagic 5 at 5 pm MST to see all the latest bells and whistles.
This weekend has been very enlightening. I located some additional relatives on Gary’s side of the tree thanks to a few Wisconsin sites. I found quite a few clues at the Wisconsin Historical Society website at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/. The information is free but they do charge for a fee of $15 per copy for birth, death and marriage certificates. I need to check and see just how much the state and counties charge. The other site that I use quite a bit in Wisconsin for Gary’s Polish and Slavic relatives is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries website at http://www.cemeteries.org/genealogy.asp. This site offers age and date of death, last known address, marital status, date of burial, Funeral home, and allows you to search nearby burials.
Well I have over 20 dozen cookies in the freezer, most all my Christmas gifts purchased (some not yet received) and feeling ready for the holidays.
My mother’s birthday just pasted on November 13th and this year I thought I came up with the best gifts. First a fix for her Santa collection, a Santa and cat from the Jim Shore Collection and then a DVD of Kukla, Fran and Ollie 1949-1954 that I found at the Chicago Historical Society store.
This is not an old recipe but one that is requested often and I thought it would make a great addition to a family cook book. I am trying to collect recipes for my girls, I know one day they will marry, so that they always have a little family in the form of recipes with them.
2-1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
9 oz. package of Rolo candy
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Add flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, blend well, chill dough in refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough in palm of hand to form a ball. Press Rolo into ball, covering it completely. Flatten bottom of cookie into palm of hand. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes.
Early Bird registration for the Mesa Family History Expo is available for $49 until December 12th. This two day event is sponsored by Family History Expos. Please visit Family History Expos to register at the discounted price. Prices will change to pre-registration price of $69, then $59 for Friday, $59 for Saturday and at the door price of $99. The website also suggests hotels to stay at. Hope to see you there!
Another favorite cookie at Christmas time!
Mexican Wedding Cookies