New! Scrivener for Genealogists QuickSheet PDF Guides

New!  Digital Download versions available for my popular Scrivener for Genealogists QuickSheets for Windows and Mac

Scrivener for Genealogists (Windows) QuickSheet PDF eGuide

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The Scrivener for Genealogists Quick Sheet (Windows) is a 4-page PDF guide with all of the basics you need to know to get up and running with Scrivener,the popular combination word processor and project management tool by Literature and Latte. This guide will show you how to use Scrivener for any genealogy/family history writing project.

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Scrivener for Genealogists (Mac) QuickSheet PDF eGuide

Scriv-Mac-BlurThe Scrivener for Genealogists Quick Sheet (Mac) is a 4-page PDF guide with all of the basics you need to know to get up and running with Scrivener,the popular combination word processor and project management tool by Literature and Latte. This guide will show you how to use Scrivener for any genealogy/family history writing project.

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Baba’s Kitchen: Slovak & Rusyn Family Recipes and Traditions, 2nd edition

Baba's KitchenOtter Bay Books, 2011

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are the times spent in my Baba’s kitchen. The aromas of fresh bread baking in the oven and chicken soup simmering on the stove, the blending together of voices young and old, and my grandmother in her apron and babushka, provided a warm and welcoming atmosphere for her family. The kitchen served as the center of the home and as the place where some of life’s most important lessons were taught and learned. Simple principles of generosity, honesty and love. It was also in this kitchen I learned to eat the
foods and celebrate the traditions that were central to my Slovak and Rusyn heritage.Paska bread at Easter, Bobalky at Christmas and Halushki every Friday night. Baba’s Kitchen is a collection of recipes and traditions passed down through the generations in my family. I share them as a tribute to my grandmothers and to Rusyn and Slovak women everywhere who continue to preserve and share their cooking, rituals and traditions.

Print edition: $16.95
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eBook edition: $7.49
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Three Slovak Women, 2nd Edition

Three Slovak Women

Three Slovak Women, 2nd Ed.

CreateSpace 2011

Three Slovak Women is a nonfiction account of three generations of Slovak women in the steel-producing town of Duquesne, Pennsylvania and the love and sense of family binding them together. The book opens with Verona Straka, who immigrated to the United States from the tiny village of Milpos , Slovakia in 1922. The first section unfolds with Verona ‘s journey from her homeland, and then chronicles her arranged marriage to J?nos Figlyar, a hardworking, but stern coal miner/steelworker, whose fondness for alcohol led him to the often violent outbursts of which she was the target. The story then follows Verona ‘s first-born, her daughter Anna, as she grows up as a first-generation American, fearful of her father and devoted to her mother, and how this influenced the choices she made for her own life. Finally, the book concludes with Verona ‘s granddaughter, Lisa, showing how the opportunities presented to her differed from those afforded her mother and grandmother, with reflection on family values and traditions of the Slovak culture-honoring those that have been passed down from the previous two generations, while lamenting what has been lost.

Second Edition Now Available on Amazon.