Maureen Taylor, the “Photo Detective” is a genealogist and photo researcher who helps researchers unlock mysteries from the past. From the PBS series Ancestors to the popular magazine Martha Stewart Living, this photo researchers has helped others recognize the importance of family photographs and encouraged them to preserve and annotate their family collections. Maureen is the author of several practical books on photographic images and the history surrounding them. She writes articles for several popular magazines and is currently a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine.
Maureen’s most recent book, Finding the Civil War presents portraits and pictures from Civil War years and encourages readers to discover their own families stories from this decisive moment in history. She is also working on a a follow up text to her work The Last Muster, which explores the images and stories of people from the Revolutionary War.