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Family Photo Detective

Author : Maureen A. Taylor
ISBN : 9781440325021
Genre : Reference
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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 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.

Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs

Author : Maureen Taylor
ISBN : 1558707247
Genre : Reference
File Size : 61. 88 MB
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In this visually stunning book of historic family photographs, renown family-history photography expert Maureen A. Taylor shows genealogists, scrapbookers, and history enthusiasts how to cherish old photographs and what clues they provide on ancestors' lives. Readers will learn how to: -Identify and verify people in family photographs -Tell the story of identified photographs using the clues in the images -Locate additional family photographs -Create worksheets for each image to expand their knowledge about their ancestors This improved revised edition, full of color photographs, is sure to be instructive and inviting to readers looking to learn more about their family photos and history.

Unlocking The Secrets In Old Photographs

Author : Karen Frisch
ISBN : 0916489507
Genre : Reference
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After years of photographic research, the author explains methods of analyzing photographs historically. She outlines how you can recognize architecture, clothing, monuments, and other objects in photos; and where you can find additional help.

How To Archive Family Keepsakes

Author : Denise May Levenick
ISBN : 9781440322457
Genre : Reference
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Organize your family photos, heirlooms, and genealogy records In every family someone ends up with Mom's and Dad's "stuff"—a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you organize your loved one's estate in a way that honors your loved one, keeps the peace in your family and doesn't take over your home or life? How to Archive Family Keepsakes gives you step-by-step advice for how to organize, distribute and preserve family heirlooms. You'll learn how to: Organize the boxes of your parents' stuff that you inherited Decide which family heirlooms to keep Donate items to museums, societies, and charities Protect and pass on keepsakes Create a catalog of family heirlooms Organize genealogy files and paperwork Digitize family history records Organize computer files to improve your research Whether you have boxes filled with treasures or are helping a parent or relative downsize to a smaller home, this book will help you organize your family archive and preserve your family history for future generations.

How To Archive Family Photos

Author : Denise May Levenick
ISBN : 9781440341083
Genre : Reference
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Organize and enjoy your family's memories! You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what? How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos. In this book, you'll find: Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.

Collecting Dead Relatives

Author : Laverne Galeener-Moore
ISBN : 0806311819
Genre : Humor
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A humorous approach to genealogical research discusses successful research methods and various sources of information, including the National Archives, county courthouses, libraries, and genealogical societies

The Histop Manual

Author : Nancy Rosen
ISBN : UOM:49015003090702
Genre : Reference
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