Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective

April 6th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Collection of Editor. Possibly Jeremiah & Elizabeth Camron. Date unknown.

Maureen loves explaining how to use photographs in your genealogical research. At the 2017  NGS Conference, you have three chances to hear her speak.

T228, Is that Jesse James or Uncle Harry? Facial Recognition for Genealogy, 11 am, Thursday, 11 May 2017

Watch any television crime show and the detectives will tackle a facial recognition problem, solving it within a few minutes. Maureen will show us the myths and reality of facial recognition software. It’s not quite like television, but she’ll explain how you can use some techniques to identify those faces in your family photos.

F330, Family Photos, Family Stories, and Finding the Facts: Genealogical Clues in Pictures, 11 am, Friday, 12 May 2017

Photos are powerful storytellers if you listen to the clues. Through case studies, Maureen explains how photographs are windows to your family tale. You’ll learn how to explore the stories in your family photos.

F348 A Library at Your Fingertips: The Internet Archive, Digital Public Library, and more, 2:30 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017

The Internet Archive is likely the largest library in the world. It’s all online waiting for you to make new discoveries. Books, magazines, television and even web history can be explored. It’s not the only online library, in this lecture Maureen will show you some of the most popular ones and how to use them.

Visit Maureen in Booth 510 or on the web at She’s offering a special conference rate of $20.00 per picture for photo consults at the conference.