The 175th Anniversary of Photography: Episode 68

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In honor of the 175th Anniversary of Photography, learn about the history of photography as well as photo editing and retouching for genealogists.

Ep. 68: January 2014

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In this episode:

175th Anniversary of Photography

Photography has a long and fascinating history. The photographic negative process was discovered by William Henry Fox Talbot, the owner of Lacock Abbey in 1835, and he later discovered the actual process of reproducing images through negatives when he reproduced a grainy image of a window of the Abbey.

In an article published on February 25 of 1839 Johann von Maedler, an astronomer from Berlin used the word photography in a German newspaper.But it was just a few months later that same year, 175 years ago, that Sir John Herschel in a lecture before the Royal Society of London, made the word “photography” known to the world.

News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Editor Diane Haddad explains how some of the biggest websites in genealogy are incorporating old photographs.

Top Tips: From the Photo Detective

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective joins Lisa for a discussion of the history of photography.

101 Best Websites: What Was There

In this episode we dig into the What Was There website that helps you incorporate past photos with the present. Lisa’s special guest is Laurel Erickson, Founder of

Family Tree University: Photo Editing and Retouching

Instructor Nancy Hendrickson joins Lisa to provide tips for retouching and restoring old family photos from the Photo Editing and Retouching for Genealogists webinar.

The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

Allison gives us her picks for this month from the Family Tree Shop.

Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!