Sunday, November 25, 2012

Don't Forget

December 8th, Intermountain Chapter Christmas Party
The next meeting will be our Christmas Party on December 8, 2012. It will be held at the Golden Corral at 665 E. 7200 S., Midvale, Utah, in the private meeting room. It will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. We will collect food for the Utah Food Bank and items for the Road Home homeless shelter. Hope to see everyone there!

Einlauf Chicken Soup

2 eggs
1/2 c. water
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
3 qt. chicken broth

Beat eggs slightly.  Add water, flour, and salt.  Beat until smooth.  Drip slowly into chicken broth, stirring continuously.  The Einlauf take the place of noodles.

Sie Unser Gast
North Star Chapter of Minnesota

Today I tried this soup, and was pleasantly surprised. I admit to having not skimmed the fat off of the broth, so that extra fat probably made it extra flavorful. I have been reading this cookbook like a regular book, and have loved learning new things about my heritage.  As you know, if you've followed this blog, I've really been getting into learning how to cook some of the Germans from Russia recipes. Taking some cooking classes in Portland this summer was definitely a plus for me.  If you don't have this recipe book and are interested, I highly recommend it.

Germans from Russia, Table Prayers

"Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest and bless all  that You through Your grace have bestowed on us. Amen"

"Praise and thanks to God for this food, and thanks for all good things He has bestowed on us. Amen."

(Translated from German.)


I've really enjoyed my Thanksgiving holiday this year.  I have had a little time to reflect on my many blessings.  First and foremost is family.  I come from a large family on both sides, and have a huge posterity of my own. What a blessing it is to have them near me.  But it goes even deeper than that.  I am extremely grateful for my ancestors as well.  I realize that if it weren't for their courage to make changes and travel to America, my life would have been much different.  I owe a lot to my grandparents who came to America from Russia.

Then, there is my AHSGR family.  I appreciate the support I receive in my research, and the friendships that form from having common goals and heritage.  Living out of the city makes it difficult for me to attend meetings, but I always feel a part of the good things that are happening.

More recently, I feel that I've made some new connections with other AHSGR members across the U.S.  I've had a very interesting and fulfilling experience helping Don Soeken  write a grant for the AHSGR Foundation.  Everyone that I've contacted for information has been so friendly, helpful, and genuine.  As odd as it seems, I feel like they are family too.  It confirms how proud I am of my heritage and the many good things that members all across the country are doing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Looking Ahead

2013 RootsTech Conference
March 21- 23
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Big savings for those who register early!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FHL Genealogy Classes

The Family History Library has 3 German genealogy classes on Saturday, November 24.
1.  Researching German Ancestors Online:  20 Useful websites for German Research, 9:00 A. M., Lab.
2.  Researching German Ancestors Online:  Town Genealogies and Indexes, 10:00 A. M., Lab
3.  Researching German Ancestors Online:  Using German Digital Archives, 11:00 A. M., Lab.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Next Meeting

There will not be a November meeting for the Intermountain Chapter.  The next meeting will be our Christmas Party on December 8, 2012.

New Intermountain Chapter President

During the October meeting, Sharon White took over as president of the Intermountain Chapter of AHSGR. Sharon has been serving as secretary of the chapter up to this time.  She has been active in many capacities since the chapter was organized in 2009, and has been a great asset.  Along with that, she is a Village Coordinator. We know she will do a great job for us!

Many, many thanks to Bill Dellos who has been president for the past two years.  His great leadership helped our chapter to put on the very successful AHSGR Conference in Salt Lake City in 2011. He is currently serving as an AHSGR Board Member.  His wife Karen has also contributed greatly.  We are grateful for all they have done.