April 21, 2012 Program Titled “Dating Photographs Through Costume” Being Offered By The Elk Grove Historical Museum; Registration Required By April 18, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I received notice from the Elk Grove Historical Museum that they will be offering a unique program that has a major connection to genealogical researchers.  They will have a program titled “Dating Photographs Through Costume”.  The speaker for the program will be Ellie Carlson.

The program will occur on Saturday, April 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

There is no charge to attend this program.

The location for the program will be at the Al Hattendorf Center located at 225 E. Elk Grove Blvd.

Genealogists often discover or already know of hundreds of pictures in their collections that are of ancestors.  Unfortunately, most of these pictures have no identification associated with them that answers the basic questions of Who, What, When, Where, Why.  So these become orphan pictures with no further information.  Sometimes, we may never discover the “Who” part of the picture.  But we may have a better chance of identifying the “Who” part of the picture by narrowing down the “When” part of the picture.

Clothing clues often abound in these old pictures.  But you must have the “key” to unlock the mysteries in the picture.  Knowing the time frame of the picture may help you analyze and narrow down who may actually be in the picture based on previous research you have completed.

Ellie Carlson will provide attendees with developing the “keys” to unlock the “when” of the many unknown pictures we have in our own personal genealogical collections.

Take a look at the following link to a PDF flyer of information for this program at:

April 21, 2012 “Dating Photographs Through Costume” Program By The Elk Grove Historical Museum Of Illinois

Knowing how to interpret the timeframe of our ancestral pictures by analyzing how our ancestors were dressed goes a long way to helping our genealogical research efforts.

This sounds like a great program.  Put it on your calendar if it fits your schedule.  It is certainly local enough to our own area.

The flyer does indicate that registration is required by April 18, 2012.  So you will want to contact the Elk Grove Historical Museum using the phone number provided in the above flyer or visit their website also provided in the above flyer.  Use the bar code # provided in the flyer to register for the “Dating Photographs Through Costume” program.

It sounds like a great program!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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