Episode 39: Finding Identity and Connection in Family Photos

Today’s podcast is special. A year ago the folks at Rootstech asked me to present a Ted Style talk at the conference.  Of course, I said yes.   These short-form talks are very popular on YouTube and at Live Tedx events.

I worked with an amazing coach to put it together. Carol Cox of Speaking Your Brand helps individuals refine their message. I LOVE her podcast.

While on the podcast you can’t see me in action. You’ll be able to see my slides and hear my message on YouTube.  It’s about how our photographs give us a sense of identity and connection. Really! 

If you want to know more about your family photographs, ask me. My personal photo consults reveal new and sometimes surprising information about your ancestors. I look at all the details in your pictures and in your family history. One of my clients now knows where her family photo was taken. Bavaria.  She doesn’t know who they are yet, BUT there are clues in the family history. I give each of my clients homework. A task list of research avenues to explore.  And you get a recording to listen to later. Click here to learn how we can work together.


About Maureen Taylor: Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at https://maureentaylor.com.