Photo Detective—Online and On the Road

Photo Detective—Online and On the Road

I hope to see you this month in Boston; Burbank, Calif.; or Wellington, Kan. I'm always looking for photos to feature in this space and in the Photo Detective column of Family Tree Magazine, so I hope you'll stop by and say hello (and bring a mystery photo if you...

I hope to see you this month in Boston; Burbank, Calif.; or Wellington, Kan. I’m always looking for photos to feature in this space and in the Photo Detective column of Family Tree Magazine, so I hope you’ll stop by and say hello (and bring a mystery photo if you have one)!

June 9th New England Historic Genealogical Society, 6 pm
This is the official kick-off for my new book, The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation (Kent State University Press). I’ve spent at least eight years gathering images and vignettes of veterans, their wives and some significant children who lived during the American Revolution and lived into the age of photography.

June 11-13th Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
I’ll be there in the Family Tree Magazine booth in the exhibit hall as well as giving two lectures—Hairsteria: Hair in Family Photos and Identifying and Dating Family Photographs. I can’t wait for Saturday’s live podcast hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems and Family Tree Magazine’s podcast. Lisa invited me to talk about The Last Muster project.

June 18th Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies Conference
At this all day seminar I’ll be covering identifying nineteenth and twentieth family photographs in two talks: Identifying and Dating Family Photographs and Kodak Moments and Technicolor Dreams. The rest of the day I’ll be focusing on telling the family story and modern genealogical research techniques.

NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are” has made genealogy and family photos a popular topic outside of family history world. The website Glo.com called to chat about trends in the field. I got a chance to talk about a few of my favorite things, including safely displaying family photographs and those lovely pages on Footnote. You’ll find more on my conversation with Glo.com in their article and online slideshow, It’s a Family Affair.

I’ll be back next week with a report from Jamboree!

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