Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CGSSD Meeting on Saturday, 16 July on "Photo Dating"

The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego (CGSSD) meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the campus of UCSD, University of California, San Diego. See our map page for directions.
The next meeting will be held on 16 July 2011 from 9:00 am to noon. Here are the details:

9:00 - User groups: Legacy and Roots Magic; SIG: Ancestry
10:00 - Break, refreshments
10:15 - Announcements followed by:

Photo Dating
by Claire Santos-Daigle

In determining when a photo was taken, more has to be considered than just the obvious: such as the clothes worn, the background, objects in the background and the history of the photo (how it was acquired). The photo could be mounted on stiff or thin decorated cardboard, paper, copper or glass. Any writing on the photo could lead to a date, or the name of the photographer. To identify the date of a specific photograph effectively, it may be necessary to study the history of the items in the photograph, along with the history of fashions, methods of photography, customs of different eras, the history of photography, and even the history of wallpaper.

Claire Santos-Daigle and her husband, Michael, own "Photos Made Perfect". They became involved with digital photo restoration when her husband started his genealogy in 1992. In 1996 they began restoring family photos and in 1999 their hobby became a business.
We meet at the Robinson Auditorium complex on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla. From North Torrey Pines Road, turn at Pangea Drive into UCSD. Free parking is available in the parking garage on the left; use any space other than those specifically reserved for UCSD vehicles. Signs will mark directions to our meeting room. Please refer to our website; or the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies website for driving directions and a map.

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