Episode 49: Women Patriots with Mary Tedesco

You probably know Mary Tedesco from The Genealogy Roadshow, a popular PBS genealogy based program that aired from 2013 to 2016.  But did you know that Mary is also very involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution and is passionate to get more women patriots recognized by the organization.  Women patriots? You’re probably wondering…

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Episode 48: Finding Images of Your Ancestors

Just because many of your ancestors lived before the invention of photography doesn’t mean there are no pictures of them. Start your search for portraits and descriptions of pre-photography ancestors with these six sources. Finding a Home for the HollenbergsInternet ArchiveNational Union Catalog of Manuscript CollectionsCatalog of American PortraitsThe Art of Family Watch my YouTube…

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Episode 47: Women of the Revolution

What were your revolutionary era female ancestors doing during the war? Our foremothers played crucial roles during the Revolutionary War. They followed their men folk caring for them daily.  They kept businesses solvent and farms functioning while their men were away. Most of their contributions are unknown because so many women didn’t speak of their…

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Episode 46: Benson Lossing – Revolutionary Traveler

at Crown Point, New York This episode is about one of my historical heroes.–Benson Lossing, who wrote a travelogue of the American Revolution, 75 years after the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  It’s possible to follow in his footsteps even today. I did it and you can too. About Maureen Taylor: Maureen is a frequent…

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Episode 45: Planning a Vintage Wedding

This 1876 bride dressed in brown corded silk as a fashion statement. Today’s brides wanting a vintage wedding piece together historical details for every aspect of the wedding ceremony and reception. Their inspiration might be a family photo or a family story. In this episode, I discuss wedding planning tips and how they might just…

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Episode 44: Vintage Wedding Photos

I have trouble leaving wedding photos in antique shops and so does my guest, Charlotte Sibtain. I love meeting other people passionate about photos. Charlotte is a London based researcher who has a hobby—collecting twentieth-century wedding photos. Her Instagram @Vintageweddingphotos feed features some of the images she’s rediscovered. In this episode we talk about wedding photos, how she started…

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Episode 43: Wedding Day Photo Clues

June is for weddings and graduations but sometimes the photo clues get mixed up. In this episode, I’m talking about wedding pictures and how to sort out the evidence. White dresses don’t always signify a wedding sometimes it’s a graduation dress and in other cases, it’s just a summer dress. If the clues in the picture…

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Episode 40: The Dead Pixels Society

Ever wonder where the business of photography is going? That’s the premise of this podcast. Find out why genealogists and image makers are facing the same struggles with managing their pictures. It’s a word that begins with an M.

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