Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries [NOOK Book]

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Unlock the Secrets of Your Old Family Photos!

Historical family photos are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. But the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost. In this book, photo identification expert and genealogist Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family ...

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Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries

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Overview

Unlock the Secrets of Your Old Family Photos!

Historical family photos are cherished heirlooms that offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. But the images, and the stories behind them, often fade away as decades pass - the who, when, where and why behind the photos are lost. In this book, photo identification expert and genealogist Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories.

Inside, you'll learn how to:

  • Determine the type of image you have - from common paper prints to stereographs to historical daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes
  • Use clothing, accessories, and hairstyles to date the image in the correct decade
  • Research photographer's imprints to narrow down when and where the photo was taken
  • Compare facial features in multiple photos to confirm identity and family resemblance
  • Interview family members to gather more information about the image
  • Identify props in the photo to create context for the image
Each chapter includes dozens of historical photos to illustrate key points and provide clear examples. Charts, timelines and resource lists make it easy to find the exact information you need. Dozens of case studies show you how to apply the techniques in the book to real-life photo research projects. The answers to your family photo questions are closer than you think. Let this book help you start finding them today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440325021
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 757,321
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Maureen Taylor is an internationally known expert on photo identification. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and on NBC’s Today Show, ABC's The View, and NPR. She is a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine and writes the magazines Photo Detective blog, blog.familytreemagazine.com/photodetectiveblog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    If you have old photos-this is a must!

    Wonderful now I can date all of my old family photos. This book is very detailed on what to look for. I love it ! So get it now!

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