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Finding Family History In Your Picture Mysteries
  1. As Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey and Florida from Hurricane Irma.  It leaves me with a sense of déjà vu. Almost five years ago Hurricane Sandy stormed into the East Coast of the United States destroying property and taking lives. As with every disaster, generations of family photographs were caught in the weather. The storm […]

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  2. I love pictures with houses in the background. They represent a deeper family history mystery. Not just a question of who’s in the picture, but details about the dwelling. When we bought our house a few years ago, an archivist friend gave us the perfect house warming present.  It was a document showing who lived […]

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  3. Show Notes In this episode of Ask Maureen, Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, shares information about a new resource from Google, in partnership with museums around the world, called We Wear Culture. It is an amazing resource dedicated to 3,000 years of world fashion. Then, as we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, Maureen shares a […]

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  4. I hope to see a lot of you at FGS in Pittsburgh August 30th through September 2nd.  I’ll be in booth 707.   It’s a full week of activities in the exhibit hall besides the regular conference lectures.  I hope you’ll stop by and take advantage of these FGS only deals: Bring photo mysteries with you […]

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  5. One of my favorite books is Jack Larkin’s Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home, (Taunton Press, $40.00). When I pass by an old house I can’t help but wonder about the everyday lives of the original occupants. Larkin lets us peek into that past with gorgeous photographs and fascinating stories.  Houses, schools, […]

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