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Family photo detective : learn how to find genealogy clues in old photos and solve family photo mysteries

Taylor, Maureen Alice

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  • Creator Maureen A. Taylor
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2013] ©2013
  • Physical Details
    • 173 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • ISBNs 9781440324987, 1440324980
  • OCLC ocn813860181


  • Historical family photos offer a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors, but the images-- and the stories behind them-- often fade away as decades pass. Taylor shows you how to study the clues in your old family photos to put names to faces and recapture their lost stories.


  • Includes index.
  • "First edition published in 2000 and second edition published in 2005 as Uncovering your ancestry through family photographs." -- [p. 174].


  • Introduction -- Bringing the past to life -- Talking with relatives -- Cased images: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes -- Paper prints and negatives -- Color and digital photographs -- Identifying the photographer -- Images from birth to death -- Looking for clues -- Identifying costume -- Reading the clues in photographs -- Photograph albums -- Adding up the clues
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