2014 Lancaster Family History Conference
Say Cheese! Family History Through Photographs: Daguerreotypes to Digital
Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:30 AM –4:30 PM
For 35 years, the Lancaster Family History Conference has brought beginning and advanced genealogists together. This year continues that tradition, providing nationally recognized researchers and quality resources conveniently located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but what secrets do they keep? This years keynote features Maureen Taylor, “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective,” speaking on "Say Cheese! Family History and Photography."
This years conference features a variety of engaging seminars:
In addition, four field trips and three special discussion and work groups will be offered in the days leading up to the conference. Maureen Taylor will also be offering a limited number of photo consultations Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and take advantage of the Historical Society's great family history research library.
About Maureen Taylor
In 1978, Maureen Taylor fell in love at first sight–with a shiny metal photograph known as a daguerreotype.
The people looked real and touchable as if they could step out of the frame into the present. In a moment, all the history she had studied and the families she had researched came together. She knew this was not infatuation, but the real thing.
She has never looked back. As a photo curator, genealogist, and now as a writer and photo identification/preservation expert, Maureen focuses her work on family photography, history, and genealogy.
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, New Morning (Hallmark Channel), Life Magazine, DIY: Scrapbooking, PBS Ancestors, Claritin’s Moment of Clarity, Creative Memories’ Lasting Moments, Dear Myrtle , and Satisfaction Magazine . Maureen is the author of a number of books, as well as a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine .
First as a photo curator and editor, and now as a freelance writer and consultant, Maureen Taylor’s work primarily focuses on photographs. She helps people solve a range of photo-related mysteries from dating a Civil War-era daguerreotype to organizing gigabytes of family photos from a digital camera.
Maureen investigates photographs the way private eyes investigate cases. She discovers stories behind family pictures by following clues … a hat, the shape of a woman’s sleeve, or a sign in the background. Through her website, PhotoDetective.com, Maureen offers practical, affordable advice on how to save and organize photos. She also writes about the latest photo-related topics, products, and media coverage on her Photo Detective bl