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Posted on January 24, 2022 by Admin under Uncategorized

After a talk in London Ontario

Very thorough and practical presentation by an engaging speaker – Great topic, well delivered! 

The presentation included so many things to think about that seem obvious after the fact, but really needed to be set out. I have a whole new appreciation and new tools for examining photographs. 

Fascinating … what an engaging speaker and what a unique opportunity, for us to listen to such an expert. Well done, identifying and inviting him! 

I found Stephen Gill extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand. He used photographs himself which contributed to the excellence of his presentation. 

I was totally engrossed in his entire presentation, and learned so much, I stayed on to the very end of the many thoughtful and relevant questions. 

Knowledgeable, friendly, engaging, enthusiastic speaker. Appreciated he took extra time to answer questions. Would enjoy other presentations by Mr Gill. 

Stephen is an excellent speaker! Clear and concise information in the presentation. Thorough answers to all the questions. 

Good choice of speaker. I would listen to him again and again. 

Stephen was a great presenter! Very easy to listen to, very knowledgeable, and extremely engaging. 

Our family has a HUGE collection of old photos, many unidentified. This presentation has provided extremely helpful information that can be applied to our identification process. 

Actually before I attended I doubted it would be very relevant, and almost didn’t register. However immediately he assured me that there was a lot I needed to learn, and this snowy afternoon in Nova Scotia will be spent digging out my photos and gazing at them intently! 

There was no one thing that would fit the “most useful” category. Rather, the entire presentation was well done, and was packed full of relevant information that broadened my knowledge regarding family history photos. 

My husband also watched this presentation and has ordered both of the speakers books from England from the speaker at a better rate of postage than ordering the books separately from two sources. 

That I was missing so much more interest and information on the old photos. I went back and looked at one photo of 3 young girls from Bracebridge and saw that 2 were wearing the same style dress and wearing watches. Interesting that they had enough money for watches in 1877? 

Everything! 🙂 

Stephen’s answers to questions from the audience and the information about his two books. 

The emphasis on looking at a photo for some time with a magnifying glass at more than the ace to spot clues about the date of the photo, the location, and the reason for the photo. 

Wanting to research and preserve the family photos is a daunting task, yet Stephen with his vast knowledge somehow broke it down so we beginners are encouraged to get started and keep learning on the way. That is not easy. 

the extent of his knowledge. I volunteer at a local museum and will use this information there as well as my own collection 

To always look for the squirrel 

Being educated about “Cartes-de-visites”; I have many but never thought to wonder about the context of getting photos taken that way. Thank you very much for permitting outsiders (from other provinces, non OGS members) to attend. 

I have ordered the presenter’s book (the one you have pictured here) and I am very excited to see what clues my photos hold. 

How much did Stephen Gill charge for the presentation? I ask because I would like to engage him to speak to the members of our Branch. Considering he is in the U.K., how did you make arrangement for payment. Just a cheque written on your Canadian bank account? Your advice would be greatly appreciated Sheila. Bob Allebone, Acting President, Southeast and Winnipeg Branch, Manitoba Genealogical Society 

I really loved this presentation. Thank you to the London-Middlesex OGS for putting it on, and to Stephen Gill for sharing his knowledge.