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Roots Tech 2017: The Line-Up

By Maureen Taylor on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 in Photographs. No Comments

RootsTech is an energy filled conference.  I’ll be there and many of you will be too.  Even if you can’t attend, the RootsTech planners live-stream parts of the events. If you’re going to attend and love pictures, here’s where I’ll be.  Can’t wait to see everyone!  I’ll be sharing the conference on Instagram so watch […]


You Asked. I Answered on Facebook Live

By Maureen Taylor on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Ask Maureen, Photographs. No Comments

I held my first Facebook Live event on January 26th. In this episode, I answered the following questions submitted by you, my readers:

How did I get started as the Photo Detective?
How do I tell two people apart in photos?
Is it possible to identify a geographic location (state/nation) (with reasonable accuracy) based on clothing?
A reader wrote: “My grandmother was wearing the same clothes styles/clothes in the 1970’s as she did in the 1930’s and 40’s. How could the date of her photos be determined based on her wardrobe?


A Mystery Photo from the Big Easy

By Maureen Taylor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Photo Identification, Photographs. No Comments

  Paul Selleck’s picture depicts a man in uniform with a US on his belt buckle. US military service, right?  Wrong.  Selleck’s ancestor, James T. Selleck appears to have never served his country.  So why the uniform?  That’s only part of the mystery. The likely date for this picture is 1893.  Paul thinks it depicts […]


The Best Ways to Utilize Horses and Zebras

By Maureen Taylor on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 in Photographs. No Comments

  Yes, this is a blog post about photo identification.  You’re probably wondering what photos have to do with four-legged animals.  I have a point. Please read on. First, let me apologize.  I didn’t mean to start a storm of comments on Facebook.  How did this happen?  All I was trying to do was sharpen […]


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