Our own Photo Detective Maureen A. Taylor’s book, The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation (Kent State University Press), is so new she only had one to bring to the National Genealogical Society conference last week.
The book is full of rare daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and carte des visite paper photographs of Revolutionary War-era men and women in their later years. You’ll also find genealogical information about each person.
Taylor is also the author of Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs (Family Tree Books), now on sale at Family Tree Shop.
Last week, we showed you one character making the rounds at the conference. Another one was Ron Arons, founder of Criminal Research Press, who appeared both in gangster getup (below) and prison stripes.
He’s written WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records: Sources & Research Methodology and The Jews of Sing Sing. His website has a search of Jewish inmates of New York’s Sing Sing Correctional Facility, which was a temporary home to Arons’ great-grandfather.
For help researching criminals, also see the November 2009 Family Tree Magazine.