IT'S ALL RELATIVE: A Revolutionary idea in research
By Kevin Shue
Lancaster New Era
Published: Apr 20, 2007 11:19 AM EST
LANCASTER - Independence Day picnics and fireworks may seem very far off this early in the spring. Here's another concept related to the American Revolution that may be difficult to imagine: Many people who lived during that war survived into the age of photography.
Maureen Taylor is exploring this revolutionary idea by searching nationwide for portraits of men and women of the American Revolution. She has launched a blog to document her groundbreaking project, www.lastmuster.blogspot.com. David Lambert, the online genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is working with Taylor on the project.
Taylor was the keynote speaker at the Lancaster Family History Conference a few weeks ago. She gave me some clues to help determine whether your old family photo depicts a Revolutionary War ancestor.