Category Archives: Family History

Launch day for PAGING THE DEAD

Today is release day for my book PAGING THE DEAD.  Happy to finally have it out there. I’m very fond of my characters, Sophreena McClure, who is a thirty-something genealogist and her business partner Esme Sabatier, who is a Creole … Continue reading

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The Tintype, a Type, but Not Tin

If there are boxes of old family photos in your possession the odds are pretty good that there will be a tintype or two in there somewhere. This method had a long run, lasting from around the mid-1850s to the … Continue reading

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Next up to Capture the Image: The Ambrotype

My protagonist in DEATH BY DESIGN, my family history mystery scheduled for publication in March of 2013, is a whiz at organizing family memorabilia for her clients. Maybe I gave her this skill because I WISH I had it.  Organizing … Continue reading

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It All Starts With a Big Pile of Pictures!

Around March of 2013 I’ll have a new mystery novel coming out featuring a young genealogist who sometimes stumbles upon long-buried family secrets during the course of tracing her clients’ family histories. My interest in genealogy is personal as well … Continue reading

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