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Ask Maureen – Episode 11: My Heritage Photo Discoveries

By Maureen Taylor on Monday, December 4th, 2017 in Ask Maureen. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, I’m talking with Genealogy Expert, Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage. We did a demo of one of the really cool features of their instant discoveries option. You upload photos to your MyHeritage.com family tree website and then the matching happens. It sounds complicated and technical but follow along […]


Ask Maureen: Bonus Episode ~ Beth Forester from Animoto

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, I interviewed special guest Beth Forester from Animoto to talk about the power of video and family history. Beth weighed in on how to make a video, the importance of labeling photos in your production and a lot more. I first met Beth at a Rootstech conference […]


Ask Maureen: Episode 10 ~ Fun with Family History Videos

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes This month, it’s a two for one deal.  Due to technical difficulties I had to record a separate interview with special guest Beth Forester of Animoto.com. In this episode I previews two videos I made about my grandmother, Eliza Jane Wilson. Using the marketing video format on Animoto I was able to add […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 8: Google’s “We Wear Culture!”

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, shares information about a new resource from Google, in partnership with museums around the world, called We Wear Culture. It is an amazing resource dedicated to 3,000 years of world fashion. Then, as we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, Maureen shares a […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 7

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, July 14th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode Maureen unravels threads of a complex photo mystery that involves two orphan photos taken nearly 50 years apart and newspaper clippings spanning 16 years all discovered together in one frame. She also weighs in on the recent Amelia Earhart photo mystery.  If you are curious how a photo consult works, […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 6

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen gives some great tips and points the way to some great resources, including some recent podcast appearances. What do you do with that box of photos with no names?  How do you scan originals vs. slide copies? How should you deal with old black paper photo […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 5

By Maureen Taylor on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

Show Notes Metadata and online-posting best practices are the focus of this episode. What is metadata and why is important?  What are the ethics and etiquette of photo sharing? Maureen also answers a question, with a cool example, about lantern slides. In this episode of Ask Maureen we answer the following: Lantern Slides ~ What […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 4

By Maureen Taylor on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 in Ask Maureen, The Last Muster. No Comments

Show Notes After a dozen years of searching, there are still new photographs popping up. These men and women experienced the Revolutionary War period and lived long enough to be photographed.  Do you have one in your collection?  Listen to this Facebook Live episode to learn more about The Last Muster project. How did this […]


Ask Maureen – Episode 3

By Maureen Taylor on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in Ask Maureen. No Comments

Show Notes Ask Maureen Facebook Live events are your chance to ask your photo related questions.  Think about your number one concern. Is it unidentified images? Preserving photos? Organizing them for the next generation? Or maybe you want to know more about sharing pictures.  Go ahead and ask. I’m listening.  You can submit your question […]


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