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Family History Today: Clued In

Hosted By: The Center for Jewish History

At its core, genealogy research is detective work. In this fun and informative talk, Sherlock Cohn, the photo genealogy sleuth, will explore how and why it is important to find the clues our ancestors left for us in our family photos. Participants will learn what clues an expert looks for in photos, how to organize your approach to dating and interpreting photos, and how to match photo information with vital records. Additionally, Sherlock will present how she solved “The Case of the Mistaken Date,” demonstrating how accurate dating, photo identification, knowledge of fashion, and records matching can illuminate our ancestors’ lives and help us solve some of our vexing genealogy mysteries. At the conclusion, she will help attendees begin the process of analyzing their own family photos.

Do you have a family photo that you would like Sherlock Cohn to analyze? Once you register for this program, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed guidelines on how to submit your family photo for the chance to have it analyzed by Sherlock Cohn. Note: Sherlock will only analyze a selection of the photos she receives. At the live program on November 10, if Sherlock selected your photo, she will present a few of her discoveries and her recommendations on how to continue your photo research. All photos must be submitted by October 7.

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