October 12, 2024 Meeting – Katherine R. Willson – Tips and Sources for Location Ancestral Photos Online & Offline

This one hour presentation (with a handout) discusses online and offline sources for finding ancestral photos, tips and effectively searching for them on a variety of websites, methods for locating living distant relatives who may be in possession of these photos, and recommendations for successfully contacting them.

Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, MI, is an engaging and dynamic genealogy lecturer at regional and national events; a full time researcher for private clients; and a genealogy educator for 25+ years. She is the founder and past President of the Virtual Genealogical Association, past President of the Michigan Genealogical Council, and past board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists. Katherine has coordinated and taught courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, with sessions focused on America’s westward expansion, and on teaching genealogy courses in your community. Her website at contains multiple resources, including a catalog of almost 17,000 genealogy/history links on Facebook, a catalog of 190+ genealogy YouTube channels, and a catalog of 76 genealogy podcasts.