Getting To Know Your Military Ancestors Through Photographs And Memorabilia

16th September 2017, 14:00 to 16:00 at Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury (20.9 miles)

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Many of us have old family photographs, but sometimes it can be frustratingly difficult to guess the identity of the sitter. A knowledge of the way photography and fashions changed can narrow down the date at which a photograph is likely to have been taken. In the same way that fashions change, so do military uniforms. But unlike fashions, uniforms changed at set dates and once you know the basics you can start identifying your own. Speaker Graham Bandy hopes you'll let him help you with this 'dark art', and invites you bring along your own photographs for identification and dating. They must be originals, though, which to the trained eye can hold a mass of information. He'll do his best from a very high resolution scan, but really, you need to find that original.

Free. Buckinghamshire Family History Society welcomes non-members to its Aylesbury talks (a small donation is appreciated).

Do you have an elusive ancestor? Our Buckinghamshire Names Database (over five million entries) and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Aylesbury meetings. Come along to see how the Society can help you.