Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GeneaQuest 2016

Investigating Photos, DNA, 
and Databases for Evidence

2nd Biannual All Day Conference
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Schaumburg, Illinois


Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across 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 (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  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. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks.

1. Solving the Unsolvable: Genealogical Clues in 19th Century Photos
Never underestimate the power of a single photo to lead to new discoveries. Pictures document births, deaths,
marriages and more.

2. Photo Detecting 101: Photo Identification Tips and Techniques

Learn ten easy steps to help identify individuals in photographs such as researching photographers, dating costume clues and comparing facial characteristics

3. Right or Wrong: 6 Things You Need to Know About Picture Sharing Online

It seems easy. Upload, post and share. Yet there are pitfalls of permissions, resolution, and re-use. This seminar takes you through the steps of resolution rules, the dangers of right click copying, the ethics and safety of picture sharing, popular photo sharing platforms, and citing sources of your photos.

4. Looking Beyond Google: Picture Research for Genealogists and History Buffs

Learn a few basic image search techniques to add new photographs to your family album or locate images for blogs and print publications.


NEXT WEEK: Another Speaker Announced

Our 2nd biannual conference is being held at:ASA1061 American Lane Schaumburg, Illinois