Do you have a shoebox full of early 20th century family pictures with no labels indicating who the people were? Wouldn't you like to learn how to analyze the photos systematically to pinpoint when they may have been taken? That's what this webinar will teach you. Then you might be able to identify the mystery people whose names were lost with time.
This was presented to a live webinar audience on November 16, 2016. 1 hour 26 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts.
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- Best webinar I've seen!
- Cant wait to drive into my box of photo's
- Enjoyable webinar. Thanks
- Excellent information!
- Excellent presentation - thank you
- Excellent! I just last night suggested at the NEHGS webinar that they offer some webinars that help put flesh on the bones such as this one does and used clothing styles as an example. Bingo!
- Excellent. I've been wanting a webinar like this for a long time.
- Fascinating................anxious to go to my stash of photos now.
- Great information! Anxious to pull out the old photos!
- Great topic. More practice exercises please!
- Great webinar! Thanks!
- Great webinar. Sound advice and information. No more trying to make a guess at who and when and where. Thanks for this.
- I am the family historian for both sides of my family and for my husband's...this is very valuable information for me! Thank you so much!
- I know quite a bit about dating clothing but I learned a lot of info still. Learned lots of new things!
- Jane's presentation was very interesting and informative! Lots of good stuff! Thanks to you both! :)
- Lots of interesting info just went by too fast. Going to find my photos now to see what more they can tell me.
- Loved it!
- One of the absolute BEST webinars!!!!!! So very useful! Thanks!
- Organized, well-presented, and a great attitude.
- Really interesting--time to drag the old albums and shoeboxes out again!!! May provide inspiration for fun Christmas project...
- so much information thoughtfully and succinctly presented in an hour! Great examples! Great job!
- This was a great presentation! The information and examples were really great! Thank you! I'd love to see a similar presentation for some of the very early photographs.
- This was a very interesting and helpful webinar. I plan on watching it again and checking out many of Jane's resources shown in her handout.
- Very good information to get started identifying those 'mystery' relatives.
- Very helpful! Can't wait to look over my oldest photographs again to narrow down the time period even more. Thanks :)
- Very Interesting. I have a lot of those unidentified photos, so now I can get to work on them. Thanks.
- Very organized and easy to follow
- Wonderful and informative - learned a lot about dating my photos! Great presenter!!
Jane Neff Rollins began researching her family history when genealogy research required going to the Family History Library in person, and hand scrolling microfilm. The first time she recognized her great-grandfather's family on the 1900 census, she burst into tears. Although she specializes in researching those with Eastern European Jewish ancestry, her clients have diverse backgrounds, including those with roots in colonial America. Jane speaks, reads, and writes Russian and French, and has transliterated 19th century Russian language census, business directory, and vital records entries for online databases over the last 20 years. Jane has a substantial personal collection of late 19th and early 20th century family photographs, some of which were taken by ancestors who were professional photographers both in Russia and the United States. She studied costume design in college and worked as a costumer/assistant designer for the Portland Opera Company. Her knowledge of fashion helps her determine when and where your family photographs may have been taken. As an epidemiologist and medical writer, Jane's knowledge of health and medicine enables her to interpret the significance of DNA test results. Jane has spoken professionally about genealogy since 2012, and has since given genealogy lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad. Jane's genealogical writing has appeared in RootsKey, the newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical Society – Los Angeles. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Health Care Navigation 101: Make the Health Care System Work for You. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.