Holiday Gift for Someone Special

December 12th, 2011

Now you can order a gift for a special someone. Send me a digital scan of a photo (at least 300 dpi, color) by clicking on the “Upload Photo” button on the right.  I’ll combine the photo and my consultation analysis in a acid free and lignin free mat board (may not be the color shown). The cost? Only $35.00. If you want this before the holidays, please order before December 15th.

CLICK HERE to order yours

Click on “Add to Cart” next to the Special Holiday Frame product and then “Checkout” to complete payment and I will process your order.

November 2011 Ask Maureen Taylor Free Teleseminar Now Available

November 16th, 2011

Dear loyal fans and colleagues,

Thank you so much for welcoming my new format with open arms.  What a great response I received last month!  For those of you who missed last month’s recording, my monthly teleseminar through is now a podcast. If you sign up or submit questions through that website you’ll receive an announcement about accessing the recording on the thank you page. Here’s what’s changed.

Instead of having to call a conference line at a particular time on a particular day you’ll be able to access the recording on the web. No more phone charges. No more inconvenient call-in time. Here’s the best part: It’ll be free for the first three days. After that, the recordings will be available through the website.
Ask Maureen Taylor.

November’s Podcast is now available!!  Please visit to see the questions chosen for this month and listen in for FREE until Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:59pm ET.


p.s. Any feedback on the new system would be greatly appreciated.

New Book! I Need Your Help Choosing a Cover

November 11th, 2011

As some of you know, I have been working on a Bonnet and Hat book. Well it’s about the time that i need to choose a cover for the book and I could use your help. Please take a moment to complete this quick surveyI really appreciate your feedback.  HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!


ScanDigital – Last Sale of 2011 Extended: Save 30% Now!

November 7th, 2011

Plan ahead this holiday season to save on all Photo Scanning and Film & Video Transfers.

Here’s why you’ll love giving the gift of memories:

Sentimental: Preserve your family’s favorite memories of old photos and home movies forever

Affordable: Give everyone copies & check them all off your list at once, plus save 30% now

Easy: Avoid shopping last minute this year and give your loved ones something meaningful

Coupon code: SDSAVE30
Deadline: Monday, November 7th

STEP 1: Place your order online by Monday, November 7th and enter the coupon code: SDSAVE30
STEP 2: Package your material in a box using the trackable UPS shipping label generated from our site.
STEP 3: We’ll transfer your photos and home movies to DVD.
STEP 4: We return your originals and digital copy with plenty of time to spare before holiday gifting!


Flip-Pal – A coupon opportunity for you!

November 4th, 2011

It’s Flip-Pal’s Birthday and they are Celebrating by Giving You a Coupon Code to Use!

For a limited time, they are offering you the opportunity to receive a 10% off coupon code (of purchases of $100 or more)! This birthday coupon code is: BDAY11A

This coupon is good until November 13, 2011 or while supplies last.

Click on the Flip-pal link to the right to place your order.

Please Join Me in the Coming Week!

September 16th, 2011

I have some great events coming up this weekend and next week. I hope to see some of you there. Any questions, please email me at

Saturday, September 17 - Massachusetts Memories Road Show
The Mass. Memories Road Show is collecting photos and stories of the BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS! 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 21 – Cape Cod Gegealogical Society
19th Century Photography – Photos in the Family Album

Discounted photo consultations also available. Click HERE to register.

Thursday, September 22 – New Bedford Whaling Museum
Old Dartmouth Roots: A Genealogy & Local History Symposium

For More information: Click Here

I will be conducting discounted photo consultations at the event. To register for a private consultation for up to 3 photos, click HERE.

Webinar: Photo Treasures Discovered at Jamboree

August 2nd, 2011

Ever wish you could see the photographs that other folks show me at a private photo consultation. Well.. this Saturday you can. All you have to do is register for the webinar offered by the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. It’s free!

Battle of Bull Run, 21st of July 1861

July 21st, 2011

The Honorable Alfred Ely of Rochester, New York who served in the House of Representatives supported the Union effort in the Civil War and helped raise troops. He was at Bull Run on July 21, 1861, not as a soldier but as a spectator. Taken prisoner by Confederates on the scene, Ely spent six months at the infamous Libby prison at Richmond, Virginia. After his release he wrote the Journal of Alfred Ely, A Prisoner of War in Richmond.

Two Day Sale plus Bonus Content

July 19th, 2011

Here’s a great chance for summer savings from Picture Perfect Press.  Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album is available at a 25% discount for two days only–July 20th and 21st.  Use the coupon code RY5U2QXU .

Send your order confirmation email to and receive bonus content.

  • A FREE copy of’s first teleseminar on preserving photographs (a $10.00 value)
  • A link to an exclusive video, A Civil War Photo Mystery: Solved!




Free Monthly Ask Maureen Taylor Teleseminar – Tuesday, 7/19 1:00 – 1:30pm (et)

July 13th, 2011

Hey Everyone!  My monthly teleseminar is coming up next week on Tuesday.  If you haven’t already attended one, they are a great way to get some quick answers to questions you may have for me.

The questions for next week have been chosen.  However, if you visit and submit a question for a future seminar, you can get the call-in info for this one.

Here are the questions for the 7/19 call:

1. Is it harder on your photos to scan or use a copier?

2. Are DVDs a good way to preserve photos?

3. What is the best way to digitize and share with siblings grandmother’s photograph and scrapbook albums?

4.would a food dehydrator work for drying photos,etc?

5. I have an early 1900 photo with subtle coloring  on the grass. I was told it is an applied water color. Is this possible?

6. what is a good way to store the negatives of photos

7. Can you use kitchen baggies for storage of photographs and family items?

8. Are those space bags (the ones that you use a vacuum cleaner with) good for storage?

9.Do you recommend using a special kind of cleaner on photos, such as is sold by companies that also sell acid & lignin free preservation/storage products?

10. What can I do with my old glass negatives?  Can I get an image from them.

11. I have begun to be very careful about displaying my photographs because I have noticed damage, especially from the cardboard placed behind the photographs that accompanies the frame. So, I have been using the foam from a local craft supplier that SAYS it is acid and lignin free, AND I have been putting tape along the back to seal out dust. Are these good ideas?

12. My question was how can I tell if 2 pictures I have that were taken years apart are the same person?

Hope to “see” you there!