Identifying Family Photographs

This course is for you if you have mystery family photographs or would like to know more about your pictures. Did you know that photo albums tell a story? That’s one of the topics covered in this course.

When you hold a family photograph, you stare at the faces and they look back. It’s a bonding moment that crosses time. Maybe you share their nose or their cowlick, but you’re in a predicament.

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Episode 13: Ancestry Search Tips

In this episode of The Photo Detective, Julianna Szucs of explains how to search this mega genealogy site.  She covers general search strategies, global searches, category searches as well as how to find what you need in individual collections.  My personal favorite tip is how to use three different types of wildcard searches.  I…

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A Photo Full of Mystery

It was a photo I’d seen all my life.  It’s my maternal grandmother with two siblings, their parents and her brother’s two children.  I thought I knew the story. Turns out I didn’t.  It was a classic case of evidence outside the frame.  Let’s call it a photo audit. The trouble started when I decided…

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Episode 12: RootsTech 2018

Tara Bergeson of joined me to talk about RootsTech 2018.  They have an outstanding line-up of events including a Wednesday night opening of the Expo Hall, a celebration of the Greatest Generation, and “My Family, Mi Herencia”, a Luz de Las Naciones production on Saturday evening.

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