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Identifying and Preserving Old Family Photographs

Posted March 29, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.
Last modified March 29, 2012, at 2:07 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Have some old family photos in boxes in the closet, under the bed or in the basement that you would like some help dating and identifying?

The Maine Genealogical Society is sponsoring its day-long Annual Spring Workshop on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center and this event is a workshop with nationally-recognized speaker and photograph historian Maureen A. Taylor, known as The Photo Detective. The Wall Street Journal referred to her as the “nation’s foremost historical photo detective”. There is a full day planned, packed with information and tips from one of the leading national experts on old and historical photographs. Come learn from Maureen some great suggestions for analyzing, identifying, preserving and sharing your treasured and precious family photos.

Ms. Taylor is the author of four books and is a highly popular speaker at genealogy conferences. As a photo curator, genealogist, writer and photo identification/preservation expert, the focus of her work remains family photography, history and genealogy. She loves to help people discover the stories behind the photo images of the past. MGS is pleased to have Maureen return to Maine to conduct this workshop and to bring such a high level national speaker to Maine. Learn more about Maureen at her website www.maureentaylor.com

Other highlights of the event include a chance to purchase Maureen Taylor’s books and have them personally autographed, individual photo consultations with Maureen (sign up for a session time at her website), an opportunity to purchase available MGS Special Publications and an excellent opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues from around the state.

The cost is $40 for MGS members and $50 for non-members. Both fees include the luncheon buffet.

For more information and a registration brochure, call 942-0375 visit www.maineroots.org .

 

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