Due to extenuating circumstances, Helen Smith, who had been scheduled as our March 4th meeting speaker has had to cancel. Fortunately, we’ve found a replacement – see below. If you have signed up for the March meeting already, you do not need to register again. However, if you do not want to attend Mark Thompson’s talk, please let Marlene know as, with our 100-person limit on Zoom, there may be a waiting list. If you have not yet registered, please do this soon to ensure your spot – see the registration link below. Thank you!

Analyzing Historic Family Photographs

Old family photographs connect you with your family history, offering invaluable insights into your ancestors’ lives.  However, identifying and deciphering the clues hidden within them can be frustratingly difficult at times.  This session will guide you through a methodical approach to unraveling the mysteries hidden within your vintage family photos.

First, you’ll learn how to create research-quality digital copies.  Then, to identify the parts of the photograph that provide clues about who is in it, as well as where and when it was taken.  You’ll also learn some great approaches for organizing and analyzing your photo collection that will uncover clues your eyes may have missed!

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024, 7pm – Zoom log on open 6:40pm

Presenter: Mark Thompson

Location: via Zoom

Price: KDGS members Free; non-members $15; REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Registration Form

Mark Thompson is a professional genealogist and the Vice President of the Victoria Genealogical Society (VGS). He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  On top of his lifelong love of photography, Mark has inherited thousands of historic photographs from family members.  He loves researching his own photo-collection as well as helping his clients preserve, catalog and research their own photo collections. Mark consults and speaks regularly on a wide range of genealogy-related topics, although specializes in DNA research and personal family archives. To see what Mark is working on these days, check out his blog at MakingFamilyHistory.com.

Bite-size: Peel’s Prairie Provinces, presenter KDGS member, Beverley Brooks