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Very Interesting Read about Understanding the Context of a Photo

I liked this article so much, I decided to post it to my blog!

Here is a great article by Brett and Kate McKay that stresses the importance of studying the context of a photo.  Specifically ownership and time period.  Without studying these variables, the photos in the article would present a much different “picture” than what was intended.


Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

Check Out This Preview of My Children and Genealogy Webinar

Thank you Geoff Rasmussen of Millennia Corporation!!

Holiday Gift for Someone Special

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.

New Book! I Need Your Help Choosing a Cover

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!!


Family History Kids

Thank you to the staff of Reunions Magazine for mentioning my website that focuses on kids and family history. It appeared in the Feb/Mar/Apr 2010 issue of Reunions magazine. The current issue is online through April 30, 2010. Click on the magazine cover on the home page to open the issue.

Queries and Answers: Misidentified Online Image

Clydette sent me a question with a online component. Someone in her family has posted a picture on a website, but it’s identified incorrectly. She needs to convince her relative that the caption is wrong.

If I were in a similar situation, I’d start by compiling evidence including photographs of the person mentioned in the caption and other pictures of the individual misidentified. That’s a good first step, but if no photos exist building your case can be more difficult. Try answering the following questions:

Were both individuals the same age?
Were they living in the same location? Let’s hope there is a photographer’s imprint on the image.
What are they wearing?
Where was the incorrectly identified picture taken?
Is there anyone still living who knew the person?

If her relative sticks to her story, then Clydette might want to start a blog. Her first posting could debunk the caption.

Who Do We Think We Are?

No that isn’t a typo. A group in England took the idea behind “Who Do You Think You Are?” and created a new website that poses the question, “Who Do We Think We Are?” The site helps teachers and their students explore issues relating to Britain–citizenship, ethnic identity, migration and settlement.

I found it difficult to locate material unless I used the search box at the top of the screen. Using “immigration” turned up ten links. There is a mix of material written by contributors and hits that then take you to another website.

There are initially four pilot areas–Barking and Dagenham, Bradford, Bristol and Cheshire–with plans to expand.

I’m having a great time trying different terms in the search box to see what turns up. It’s a fascinating teaching tool.

It makes me wonder, could a group create a project like this in the U.S.?

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