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“Can You Illustrate A Family History Without Family Photos?”

Laurie Castillo
1/9/21

Categories: IR, RT

Talk Abstract:
Yes! You can create family histories that are vibrant and appealing even when few family photos are available. All of us will need these techniques for ancestors who lived before the advent of photography in 1839. Fortunately, there are many other ways to illustrate the life and times of our ancestors. Be mindful of the ways they traveled, worshipped, gained an education, and made a living. Consider the places they lived, the climate and weather, their dress, ethnicity, talents, and skills. More than 21 ideas will be presented with accompanying resources. So many engaging items exist that can shed light on the lives of our ancestors and breathe life into the family history! You can do it!

Speaker Bio:
LAURIE CASTILLO is the 1st VP of the UVTAGG, a former VP and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association, and a BYU Family History Library Consultant and teach for more than 27 years. She has been a professional genealogy researcher, writer, and presenter for more than 30 years and is a former DAR local and Utah State officer. Besides genealogy, she is a former Red Cross and CERT Instructor, Earthquake Preparedness Instructor, and HAM Radio Operator (KF7MGM).

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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