Ancestors on the Map; Finding Locations of Family Photographs

Those who are fortunate enough to have collections of old family photographs must often wonder where their ancestors were in such pictures, particularly if they were taken outside a studio.

This talk will show how it is often possible not only to find information about studio photographers but also to pinpoint the locations of family photographs using a variety of online resources.

The speaker will show how he has been able to do this when researching photos of his ancestors and offer advice about how to make similar discoveries. With persistence, it can be possible to put our ancestors on the map, enriching our understanding of their lives.

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before event. 

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact .

Image: Bacon, George Washington (1830-1921), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Dr Nicholas Dixon
    Dr Nicholas Dixon

    After completing a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge and undertaking a visiting fellowship at Yale University in 2019, I decided to use my skills in the commercial sector as a freelance genealogical researcher. I also revived a passionate interest in genealogy and am now studying part-time towards a postgraduate diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde. In addition, I am currently conducting genealogical research projects for clients as well as contributing to the History of Parliament Trust’s Commons and Lords sections. I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists as well as the Society of Genealogists and a student member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.