The Thought occurred to me as I was doing some holiday baking, that I am the only family member with my mother’s recipes. As someone interested in preserving family history, I thought it was unfair to the rest of the family, that I should be the only one with them. Sometimes I get so focused on extracting information from other family members, that I forget that I also hold some valuable information. Also, everyone in my family knows I have the family pedigree charts, but they might not know I have mom’s recipes and photographs of her cooking. So, I plan on creating a cookbook that will also include photos. By searching the internet, I discovered plenty of websites and blogs with interesting ideas for creating family cookbooks and albums. I figure by next holiday season, everyone in my family will be getting an additional present from me.