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Episode 22: A Murder Mystery

👻It’s a special Halloween edition.🎃 A few weeks ago, I interviewed author Paul Collins, The Literary Detective, about his new book, Blood and Ivy: The 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard.  It has a connection to a photo I found. Really!  I’m a huge fan of his. Listen in and find out why.

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Episode 19: GenerationStory App

A trip to the local outdoor flea market taught me a few things about how non-genealogists feel about pictures. Today my guest is Shannon Uschold of GenerationStory, a free iOS and desktop app to help you save the stories of family artifacts. She released the GenerationStory app in 2015.

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Episode 17: Stop Trashing Photos

My daughter’s teary eyes at discovering a tossed photo were the inspiration for a recent blog post, Let’s Stop Trashing Family Photos.  It struck a nerve with my readers too.  My inbox and FB page were flooded with responses. Listen to their emails in this edition of The Photo Detective.

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Episode 16: Finding Family on Ebay

A colleague emailed me this week to tell me about a set of Rhode Island manuscript volumes on eBay. It was a reminder that you never know what you’re going to find on eBay. Family photos? Absolutely. Images of ancestral hometowns?  Definitely. Just about anything can be listed on eBay. In this episode of The Photo…

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Episode 15: MemoryWeb

If you’ve ever wondered how to connect all your family photos with your genealogy, then you need to listen to this episode of The Photo Detective Podcast. My guest is Christopher Desmond of Memory Web. Memory Web syncs to Google Drive, Dropbox, Instagram, FamilySearch, Facebook, and Flickr making it easy to transfer your photos to…

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Episode 14: Finding Family Photos

A listener, Deborah Stock,  asked me to talk about how to find family photos. There are photos everywhere from genealogical databases, to books. There is no quick way to search for photos online. It takes time and methodology. Tips Try making a list for each ancestor. Where they lived? Where they worked? Their activities. Then…

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Episode 13: Ancestry Search Tips

In this episode of The Photo Detective, Julianna Szucs of Ancestry.com 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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