Friday, March 30, 2012

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, in Bay Area

What a wonderful opportunity being offered by our friends at the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California.

A Day with Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective
Wed. June 6, 2012


Kathryn M. Doyle, Communications Director
510-545-2476,, @CAancestors

Oakland, CA – March 29, 2012 – The Wall Street Journal called Maureen Taylor “the nation's foremost historical photo detective.” Taylor is bringing her blend of photo curation, genealogy, and history to Northern California at a special event hosted by the California Genealogical Society (CGS). Join us for A Day with the Photo Detective on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549.

Let the Photo Detective teach you how to identify the clues to solve your own photo mysteries and further your genealogy and family history research.  Maureen Taylor will present four lectures:
  • Hair-sterical & Mad as a Hatter: 19th Century Photos in Your Files
  • Eight Basic Steps to Preserving Your Photos
  • Google Images and Beyond: Adding Pictures to Your Family Collection
  • Kodak Moments and Technicolor Dreams: 20th-Century Photos and Films in the Family Archive
The “early bird” price (through May 6, 2012) is $48 for the seminar and lunch. To learn more about the seminar and consultation, visit the event website: A Day with the Photo Detective at

About the Photo Detective
Maureen A. Taylor is an internationally recognized photo curator, genealogist, writer and photo identification/preservation expert. Maureen has been featured in top media outlets, including "The View," Martha Stewart Living, and "The Today Show." Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles, as well as a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine.

About CGS:
The California Genealogical Society, founded in San Francisco in 1898, gathers and preserves vital records, offers research services and online databases, and maintains a library in Oakland. CGS disseminates information through publications, meetings, seminars, workshops and its website:
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submitted by Kathryn Doyle
posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond


  1. Thanks so much, Denise, for helping us spread the word!

    1. Kathryn, happy to help! I will miss this seminar (sob) but hope others from the Sacramento region can attend. --Denise H. Richmond


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