Family History

Here is a list of blog posts about family history, genealogy, and related topics.  Just use the search box on the right.

Found the Stresica
Holiday Baking and the Bittersweet Taste of my Ethnic Roots
Immigration Dreams I
Immigration Dreams II
Just off the Boat
Plymouth Rock or Ellis Island
Portrait of a Family in Transition: The 1940 Census
Reading Louis Adamic


  1. Hi Blair,
    My name is Adriana. I was born in Slovenia, but came to Australia in 1971 at the age of 8. I too often look up Slovenian recipes on the web.
    I intend to research my ancestry over the Christmas holidays; who has the time with 4 children and a husband, to do everything one wants to do. However............. it was lovely to come across your blog.
    Best wishes to you.

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  2. Hi Adriana,
    I'm trying again to post this without typos :-)
    Thanks for visiting and commenting. I'm so pleased that you enjoy my blog! Haven't I read some of your writing before? Yes, family history research can consume a great deal of time, especially with a busy family life, but it is worth it, I think.
    All the best,

  3. Hi Blair,
    Thanks for these recipes - in English - so appreciated. I'm the flip side of you - an American living in Slovenia, trying to find my feet where I don't speak the language. "Kitchen Slovenian" is the best place to start, so I'm enjoying the markets, the food, the traditions - immensely. Your recipes are exactly what I need to accelerate my kitchen Slovenian. Thank you! Mary Keenan Email:

    1. Thanks for writing, Mary! So glad it is helping! Where are you living? We'll be in Slovenia in July!

  4. Love your article on potica babies.