Friday, March 29, 2013

Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, Featured Speaker at Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference in September

CalendarThe annual conference of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Naperville, Illinois.  Maureen Taylor, a.k.a. The Photo Detective, is the featured speaker and will present the following lectures:

  • Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
  • Preserving Family Photographs – 1839 to the Present
  • Reading Genealogical and Immigrant Clues in 19th Century Photographs
  • Kodak Moments and Technicolor Dreams: 20th Century Photos and Films in the Family Archive

Maureen will also be providing 15-minute individual consultation for an additional $30 fee on Friday, September 27.

Registration is $35 for FVGS members, $40 for non-members, and $45 for everyone after September 13.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.  There will also be genealogy vendors and door prizes.

For additional information about the conference, and to register, visit the FVGS annual conference page on their website.


Found: Ancestoring’s Orphan Photos

foundLast week, Michele Simmons Lewis announced her new blog Ancestoring’s Orphan Photos.  So glad to see another orphan photo blog! 

Be sure to check out my Blog Roll for other orphan photo blogs


Monday, March 25, 2013

Orphan Photo #149

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Very interesting top to this woman’s dress.  I don’t recall seeing anything like it before.  Unfortunately, there is no identifying information for the woman, and the photographer;s imprint has been tampered with.  I can make out just a few letters “Roche,” which could be Rochester I suppose.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Orphan Photo #148

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Most likely these young ladies are sisters.  The photo is mounted on a board embossed with a very detailed and ornate pattern.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Orphan Photo #147

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Not sure who the woman is in the CDV.  She appears to have some sort of broach on her collar…I wonder what it is.


Monday, March 4, 2013

Orphan Photo #146

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No identification for the gentleman in this cabinet card.  The imprint reads Fowler, in Meadville, PA.  I’m pretty sure it’s the same Albert Fowler I’ve written about before, especially since on closer inspection the monogram in the middle contains an A, an R, and an F.  And looking back at another Fowler cabinet card, I see the same monogram that’s on this one.  In fact, the imprint is the same, but the board color is different.  Seeing as these photos came from the same mixed batch, I wonder if they’re all related.


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