Welcome to The Past Matters

Your family photographs are a window to the past.
Our mission is to be a guide on your journey.

Need assistance identifying a family photograph? Looking for someone who can provide a seminar or workshop for your group? Interested in learning more about dating and identifying your family photographs?

We can help.

What We Do

We Research

Do you have one photo, multiple photos, or a whole photograph collection that you need help dating or identifying?

We can help

Get research help with one photo or a whole collection and a recording or research report of the results.


We Teach

Do you have a group that is interested in learning more about historical photographs or researching their family history?

We can help

Choose from a list of existing topics or request a custom seminar or workshop that meets your objectives.


We Share

Are you interested in learning more about how to research, date, identify, or preserve your family photographs?

We can help

Follow Karen's Photo Blog, download a research guide or bibliography, or view our historical photographs.


The Photographs

Other Images