Maureen Taylor is “The Photo Detective” and is a contributing editor of Family Tree Magazine.

“Maureen Taylor is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der SpiegelAmerican Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as”

She’s a former curator at a historical society and now offers professional assistance to people trying to ID old photos. Services include:

Check her event schedule to see if you can catch her at a local presentation. And her online bookstore for all types of information on using clues in old photographs to help with your family history.




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