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18 April 2020 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
125 N. Maple Avenue
NJ 07450
Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, the 2020 Seminar has been postponed—with a new target date of Fall 2020. Those who have signed-up will be contacted about refunds or receive refunds directly. Questions? Contact the Seminar Chair Lauren Maehrlein, MA, at Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

GSBC 2020 Seminar

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective: A Three-Lecture Program

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 9:30 am–3:00 pm
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, Ridgewood, NJ

Join the GSBC as we welcome internationally known photo expert and speaker Maureen Taylor for a full day of talks about family photos: how to identify, understand, and preserve them. Whether you are organizing photos as part of your family research or enjoy old photos—this day and these talks are not to be missed!

9:30 am—Coffee and Welcome 

Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
An interactive lecture on discovering who’s who in family pictures. Learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes.

Buns, Beards, Bodices, and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors Through Clothing
Ancestral fashions and the industry that produced them left behind a fascinating legacy of images and information.

Preserving Family Photographs—1839 to the Present
From daguerreotypes to digital imaging dilemmas, this in-depth seminar covers everything a family photographer needs to know about caring for photographs. Topics include printing and sharing digital images, and how to safely label your grandparents’ pictures.

Seminar includes beverages and light refreshments, an option to add a box lunch, chance to win one of our wonderful door prizes, and a Q&A session with Maureen Taylor!

Type of Registration Per Person
GSBC Member Early-Bird (Registration before 18 March*) $40
Non-Member Early-Bird (Registration before 18 March*) $50
GSBC Member (Registration after 18 March) $45
Non-Member (Registration after 18 March) $55
ADD Boxed Lunch—Choice of Sandwich (Beverages will be available.)
Turkey and cheese, chips, fruit
Ham and swiss, chips, fruit
Roast beef, chips, fruit
Roast vegetables and mozzarella, chips, fruit
Gluten-free wrap (specify filling from above choices)


ADD GSBC Membership
Join and select the GSBC Member Registration price!

* Online sale or postmarked mail-in form.


Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
125 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 670-5600

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Free parking is available in the lower parking lot. Meters in effect for street-parking.
The Ridgewood Public Library and Auditorium are handicap-accessible.

Early-Bird Pricing, Refund, and Cancellation Policy

Early-Bird Pricing is in effect before 18 March, one month before the Seminar. Mail-in forms must be postmarked on or before 18 March. Online pricing will change midnight, 18 March.

Refunds for cancelled registrations will be issued up to one month before the event, or 18 March 2020. Refund requests after this date are at the discretion of the GSBC and Seminar Chair.

In case of a speaker or venue cancellation, refunds will be issued for paid event fees.

Questions? Contact the Seminar Chair Lauren Maehrlein, MA, at or (201) 446-9642.