This episode's theme is the 175th Anniversary of Photography. Learn about photo editing and retouching for genealogists, cool photo features on sites like MyHeritage and FamilySearch.org, and hear about the history of photography from the Photo Detective herself, Maureen Taylor.
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Lisa Louise Cooke
175th Anniversary of Photography
Photography has a long and fascinating history. The
photographic negative process was discovered by William Henry Fox Talbot, the
owner of Lacock Abbey in 1835, and he later discovered the actual process of
reproducing images through negatives when he reproduced a grainy image of a
window of the Abbey.
In an article published on February 25 of 1839 Johann von Maedler, an astronomer from Berlin
used the word photography in a German newspaper. But it was just a few
months later that same year, 175 years ago, that Sir
John Herschel in a lecture before the Royal
Society of London, made the word "photography" known to the
News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad
Editor Diane Haddad explains how some of the biggest
websites in genealogy are incorporating old photographs.
Read Diane’s blog posts on the Genealogy Insider blog:
Top Tips: From the Photo Detective
Taylor, The Photo Detective joins Lisa for a discussion of the history of
101 Best Websites: What Was There
In this episode we dig into the What Was There website that
helps you incorporate past photos with the present. Lisa’s special guest is Laurel Erickson,
Founder of WhatWasThere.com.
The 101 Best Website list appears in the September 2013 issue:
Family Tree University: State Crash Courses
Instructor Nancy Hendrickson joins Lisa to provide tips for retouching
and restoring old family photos from the Photo Editing and Retouching for
The Publisher's Desk with Allison Dolan
Here are Allison's picks for this month from the ShopFamilyTree Store!
- Family Photo Detective by Maureen Taylor
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts on iTunes
and visit her website
for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.