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Identifying Old Photographs with the Photo Detective

Photo Detective is the blog of photo historian Maureen Taylor, author of “Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs.” She helps readers play detective with their photographs for free. The details are usually in the photograph such as the hairstyle, clothing, … Continue reading


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Antique Photographs Improve with Age – Ha!

In “Photographs Look Even Better With 200 Years of Decay,” Ashley Feinberg writes on Gizmodo about the decay of photographs, negatives, and photographic plates in the Library of Congress. While slightly satirical, the artistic quality of the images created by … Continue reading


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Find an Image that Defines the Life of a Family Member

The New York Times is launching a new project, “The Lives They Lived: Share Your Photos,” asking the public to contribute a photograph representing the life of a family member or close friend who died this past year. For our … Continue reading


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Share a Family Dear Photograph Moment

The one thing I love about the digital age is that there are amazing new twists on old techniques, and Dear Photograph is a fantastic new twist for genealogists and family historians. The idea is to write a “letter” to … Continue reading


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Article Series: What to Publish on Your Family History Blog

Article Series: What to Publish on Your Family History Blog
This is part 1 in the article series Family History Blog Publishing

This is part 1 in the article series Family History Blog PublishingI’m often asked what is “appropriate” to add to a family history blog. The answer is fairly simple: Anything you want. That’s not very helpful, so let’s get to … Continue reading


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