Friday, July 30, 2010

FamilySearch sponsors Photo Detective consultations

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Our friends at FamilySearch are providing a great service to attendees of the FGS Conference to be held in Knoxville, Tennessee 18-21 August 2019.

The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation
Maureen's most recent book.
FamilySearch-sponsored Free Photo Detective Consultation at FGS

Schedule a Free Photo Detective Consultation at FGS with Maureen Taylor!
Preserving Your Family PhotographsFamilySearch will be hosting Maureen Taylor, Photo Detective, as a free service to FGS conference goers in Knoxville, Tennessee August 18–21. The Photo Detective services will be offered as part of the FamilySearch booth’s activities in the exhibit hall during the conference.  Interested individuals can register for any available 10 minute session now online.  There are limited sessions available. Don’t delay! Register at

Registrants will have 10 minutes with Maureen during their scheduled time at the FamilySearch booth. It is recommended that you bring only ONE image/photo with you to the consultation. Be sure the photo you select fits one of the following criteria:

  • An original photograph in a protective covering to prevent damage during transport.
  • A high quality COLOR photographic copy of both the front and back of the image.
  • A high resolution color scan (of at least 300dpi) of both sides of the photograph. 

Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900For the past 10 years, Maureen has been providing in-depth analysis of historical photos, primarily for people who are researching their family histories.  Maureen estimates that she’s studied over 10,000 photos in the past decade and The Wall Street Journal recently called her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”  Maureen has been interested in old family photos since she was a child.  She has a graduate degree in history and has worked as a photo curator, genealogist, and writer. Combining all these interests as a photo identification/preservation expert, the focus of her work has centered on family photography, history and genealogy.  
Maureen finds it extremely rewarding to be invited to play a part in piecing together the most important history of all – the story of your family! Don’t miss this terrific opportunity during your FGS stay in Knoxville, Tennessee!

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