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Family Photo Detective

Author : Maureen A. Taylor
ISBN : 9781440324987
Genre : Reference
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Offers advice on discovering family information from old photographs, including determining the type of image; dating the image using clothing, accessories, and hairstyles; and creating context by identifying props in the image.

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
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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.

Reading Early American Handwriting

Author : Kip Sperry
ISBN : 080630846X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is designed to teach you how to read and understand the handwriting found in documents commonly used in genealogical research. It explains techniques for reading early American documents; provides samples of alphabets and letter forms; defines terms and abbreviations commonly used in early American documents such as wills, deeds, and church records; and, furthermore, presents numerous examples of early American records for the reader to work with. Each document--nearly 100 of them at various stages of complexity--appears with the author's transcription on a facing page, enabling the reader to check his own transcription. Also covered in the work, with particular emphasis on handwriting, are numbers and roman numerals, dates and the change from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar, abbreviations and contractions, and standard terms found in early American records.

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.

Dressed For The Photographer

Author : Joan L. Severa
ISBN : 0873385128
Genre : Design
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A visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid- to late-19th century. Using images and writings, it shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within a year or so of current fashion.

Preserving Your Family Photographs

Author : Maureen Taylor
ISBN : 1558705791
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 39. 18 MB
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Publisher Fact Sheet Shows how to organize & store photographs for future generations to enjoy. Readers will learn how to care for family photos, identify different types of damage, learn basic conservation techniques, buy the proper storage materials, then organize & safely display the family photo archive.

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