Nicholas Dixon Locating Old Photographs

Nicholas Dixon will be showing us how to identify the location where our old family photographs were taken at our meeting on Tuesday 13th August the location for which is Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)


Those who are fortunate enough to have collections of old family photographs must often wonder where their ancestors were in such pictures, particularly if they were taken outside a studio. This talk will show how researchers can aim not only to discover information about studio photographers but also to pinpoint the locations of family photographs using a variety of online resources. The speaker will show how he has been able to do this when researching photos of his ancestors and offer practical advice about how to make similar discoveries. With persistence, it can be possible to put our ancestors on the map, enriching our understanding of their lives. 

Dr Nicholas Dixon is a professional genealogist and historical researcher in London. He studied history at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Cambridge in 2019 for a thesis about the Church of England in the nineteenth century. He is an external contributor to the History of Parliament project and undertakes research projects for clients. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a student member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

Nicholas Dixon Locating Old Photographs

Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is free for members and £2 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6).

Meetings are held in the Eghams Room at Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX. See Southern Branch for details & charges.