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Caring for old photographs

March 16 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$35 – $50

Numbers for this workshop are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Do you have old family photographs and/or precious family papers which have been torn or damaged?  Would you like to be able to identify your old photos?

Then come along to this course and find out how you can:

  • Identify and date 19th and early 20th century photos
    In this first part of the course, you will identify different the types of photographs and the clothing styles of various eras – from daguerreotypes to ambrotypes and tintypes, carte de visite, cabinet cards, through to early 20th century images.
  • Repair torn, damaged photos and paper memorabilia
    Are your family memories stuck in old “magnetic” albums or trapped in decaying black albums and scrapbook pages? Learn tips and tricks to rescue family photos, albums, and scrapbooks and preserve originals in your home archive, plus techniques for working with damaged and fragile items. Hands-on practice will give you confidence to apply these archival techniques at home.
  • Store photos and paper for future generations
    Find out the best ways to store your precious photographs and important family documents to ensure that they last for many more generations to come.

Presenter: Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty-five years. Cathie currently holds the role of Education Coordinator as well as working as a library assistant one day a week and presenting courses for GSQ. She has managed her own consultancy business and worked in universities for over twenty years, as a lecturer in information technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie has recently completed the Society of Australian Genealogists’ Certificate in Genealogical Research and will commence the Society’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies in 2019. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Education (by research), two graduate diplomas in information technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a 3 year Diploma in Teaching.


Once you have selected your ticket type(s) and the number of tickets, you will be required to enter the names of the event attendee(s) and their email address. The email address may be used by event presenters to send out information prior to the course.


March 16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$35 – $50
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Genealogical Society of QLD
25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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