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 a single photograph, multiple , or even 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.

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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.

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We Share

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

We can help

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

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The Photographs




Other Images