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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Episode 12: RootsTech 2018

Tara Bergeson of FamilySearch.org 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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Episode 11: My Heritage Photo Discoveries

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 as Daniel…

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Bonus Episode: Beth Forester from Animoto

https://player.vimeo.com/video/238825200 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…

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Episode 10: Fun with Family History Videos

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 my voice and import music as well. What was a popular song the year my grandmother was born?

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Episode 08: Google’s “We Wear Culture!”

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 glimpse back…

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Episode 07: Orphan Photos

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, this episode…

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Episode 06: Photo Tips & Tricks

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 albums? Plus, you…

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Episode 05: MetaData & Online Posting

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.

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