Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective – Booth 320

April 24th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor


Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective is known for her expertise reading clues in photographs. Stop by with your pictures and participate in a private photo consultation ($20/picture). Find out why Maureen was called the “nation’s foremost historical photo detective.” Her consults aren’t just about the clues in the picture, as a forensic photo historian/genealogist, she’ll advise you on where to go next in your research.

She’ll also have for sale special conference book bundles. A fashion bundle includes three of her most popular fashion titles in her Fashionable Folks line—Hairstyles: 1840-1900, Bonnets and Hats :1840-1900, and a coloring book of Victorian clothing. A bundle of popular cheat sheets will also be available.

Ask her about her new online courses: Essential Photo Organizing and Identifying Family Photographs. These instructional classes are popular with clients trying to tackle their photo collections. Stop by for a demo. Drop off an Ask Maureen question for one of her Facebook Live segments, pick up a free handout or just come by to say hello. For more information on conference happenings in her booth sign up for her newsletter on

You can also see Maureen at her two conference presentations: “Social Media: Five Reasons Genealogists Should Use It (W128) on Wednesday, 02 May at 11 a.m., and “Reading Immigrant Clues in Family Photographs (F319) on Friday, 04 May at 9:30 a.m.

ABOUT: Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective is known for her expertise finding family history in photographs. You can find her on Twitter @photodetective, Instagram @photodetective and Facebook maureenphotodetective.