Identifying and Preserving Your Family Photographs

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  • Saturday, Jan 16, 2021 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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Join Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, to learn five steps to identifying family photographs from daguerreotypes to snapshots. Explore tips for preserving images on a budget. Please register.

From unnamed photos to mysterious clothing, deciphering photo puzzles is about clues in the photos and facts in your family tree. 

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective®, is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations in the U.S., London, and Canada. She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles, and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show. She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Currently a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine, Maureen also writes personal memoirs and narrative family histories for the Newbury St. Press of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

This program will be presented on Zoom. You will receive an email with the participation weblink one day before the program. If you do not have an e-mail address or are unable to attend, please contact the Special Collections Division by phone at 330-643-9030 or by e-mail: speccollections@akronlibrary.org