Fall 2001

Genealogy Times

Fall 2001, Volume 1, No. 3


  • The Early Years
  • Saving Your Family Image
  • Family Photography
  • Who's Who in Photography
  • Readers' Stories

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The Early Years

Excerpt: In 1827 a Frenchman, Joseph Nicephore Niepce took the first "picture". He placed a metal plate covered with a chemical called bitumen into a camera box. The bitumen hardened on the sections of the plate exposed to the sun. When the plate was rinsed, a permanent picture remained. It took Niepce eight hours to expose his photograph!

Saving Your Family Image

by Just Black & White

Excerpt: So your mother, father, aunt, uncle just unloaded a shoe box full of family photographs on you because of your interest in the family history. You have finished identifying the relatives as much as possible and now have no idea how to store them for future generations.

Family Photography

by Maureen Taylor

Excerpt: If you're like most people you take pictures at family events and then put them away in albums or shoeboxes for the future. There is so much more that you can do with those pictures from identifying them so that their significance won't be lost to future generations to creatively using them in family tree related art projects.

Maureen Taylor, of TaylorandStrong.com and a contributing editor to Family Tree Magazine is the author of Preserving Your Family Photographs (Betterway 2001) and Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs (Betterway 2000) as well as a guide to family history for kids, Through the Eyes of Your Ancestors ( Houghton Mifflin, 1999).

Val's Vision

by Val Laferriere

Excerpt: While working on a family history project, my mother lent me her mother's photo albums. I was expecting to find dozens of black and white photographs that would tell the story of a large maritime family living in the country; instead, I found a dozen postcards that told a similar story.

Who's Who in Photography

Readers' Stories

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