Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs

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F+W Media, Jun 24, 2005 - Reference - 144 pages
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In this visually stunning book of historic family photographs, renowned family history researcher and photography expert Maureen A. Taylor shows you how to cherish old photographs and what clues they can provide to your ancestors' lives. You 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 your knowledge about your ancestors.
  • Discover the history of photography and learn when specific costumes, hairstyles, architecture, interior design trends, and more were popular.
This improved revised edition, full of color photographs, is sure to be instructive and inviting to genealogists, scrapbookers, and history enthusiasts alike. Find out more about this fascinating medium and your ancestors' place in it today!

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A good overview of the the topic, with great list of resources that go into more detail. Well organized and full of photos. I rescue old photos and this book gave me some ideas for how to date photos more precisely to identify the possible birth year of subjects. 03/27/2010 Read full review

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The Book was informative, but given the content it was foolish to purchase online. In the book sample pages I saw that there were worksheets for dating old photographs and this was one of the reasons I chose this particular book to help with my research. After paying 14.95 for this ebook I soon realized I could not print the worksheets from the book. The information in the book is consolidation of information I have read in various places on the internet. I doubt that I will get much use from the ebook as a reference source because it is highly inconvient to flip for the information while looking at scanned photographs. Good source of information but not very practical as an ebook. I will find another resource to purchase as a hard copy, because just doesnt make sense to spend 40.00 or more on a 154 page book. 

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