Gramma’s Cookbook

Turmeric Pickles This recipe is from the collection of my great grandmother, Viola Widmann Weigel. 12 large pickles peel and slice let stand in cold water 2 hours and drain 12 small onions 1 pt vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 1 tsp mustard seed 1 tsp … Continue reading Gramma’s Cookbook

Funeral Cards

An Under-Utilized Resource in Genealogy Nora Schmidt Widman Funeral Cards, Mourning Cards, Memorial Cards – whatever you call them - can be a helpful resource for your genealogy research. These cards are an often overlooked source of birth and death information for our ancestors. The history of funeral cards started in the Victorian Era. The … Continue reading Funeral Cards