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 match what you know about an ancestral couple, you might have picture proof of their marriage even if you can’t find the marriage record.

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 Maureentaylor.com

A mid-1880s wedding photo.