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November 2011 Ask Maureen Taylor Free Teleseminar Now Available

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.

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

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!

Free Ask Maureen Taylor Teleseminar – June 14, 2011 1:00pm (ET) / 10:00am (PT)

Join me for my second Ask Maureen Taylor Teleseminar. Next Tuesday, I will be answering the following questions:

Focus on Daguerreotypes:

What is a daguerreotype?
What does it look like?
How is it made?
How to scan one?
What to do about storage?
Is there a way to repair daguerreotype cases and remove the pockmarked glass?

Other questions

How to keep up with storage media—we’ve had floppies, CD’s and thumb drives. What’s the best method?

I have a photo of a gravestone and I cannot read the inscription. Is there a process (software) available to sharpen the image?

To listen in on the free call, please visit and submit a question to be answered in a future call.

Ask Maureen sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Always free and begin promptly at 1:00pm (ET) / 10:00am (PT).

Hope you can join us!