In this episode:
- 101 Best Websites: What Was There
- Family Tree University: Photo Editing and Retouching for Genealogists
- Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
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 world.
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
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective joins Lisa for a discussion of the history of photography.
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.
Instructor Nancy Hendrickson joins Lisa to provide tips for retouching and restoring old family photos from the Photo Editing and Retouching for Genealogists webinar.