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Travis County is one of the oldest counties in Texas created in 1840, and named for William Barrett Travis, a hero of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Travis County was formed from Bastrop County during the years Texas was a Republic (1836 to 1845). Bastrop was one of the original counties created in 1836, after Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Austin, named for Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, is both the state capitol and the county seat for Travis County. 

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jane Schwendinger     

   P.O.  Box 10010
   Austin, TX 78766-1010
Maureen Taylor, "The Photo Detective" will be presenting at the 2014 Austin Genealogical Society Seminar
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, TX, Mar. 24, 2014: Registration is now open for the Austin Genealogical Society (AGS) 
2014 Seminar to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Austin, Texas, 
at the Triumphant Love Lutheran Church located at 9508 Great Hills Trail. 
Featured Speaker:  Maureen Taylor, Photo Detective
Maureen Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on photograph identification and genealogy, 
bringing together her knowledge and skills in history and research into family stories 
while giving insight into the invention and development of photography itself.
Maureen will present the following lectures:
       Identifying and Dating Family Photographs
       Read Genealogical and Immigrant Clues in 19th Century Photographs
       Preserving Family Photographs - 1839 to the Present
       Google Images and Beyond: How Genealogists Can Find Photographs On and Off Line
Maureen will also be providing 15-minute individual consultations for an additional fee.
Registration is $35 for AGS members, $45 for non-members, and $45 for everyone after May 1.  
Light refreshments will be served in the morning and a drawing for door prizes will be 
held during the event. An optional lunch may be ordered in advance.
Register Today!
For additional information about the conference, and to register, 
visit the AGS Seminar page at http://austintxgensoc.org/seminar/.

Contact:        Austin Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10010 Austin, TX 78766-1010

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