Genealogy through Photography: Exploring Family Photographs – Heather Potter

The Filson Historical Society located in Old Louisville has over 75,000 photographic items within its collection.  A large portion is comprised of local Louisville and Southern Indiana family photographs.  While you may be familiar with the Society’s genealogical resources many forget about their visual resources.  This class will give a tutorial on how to search the collection and some tips on how to preserve your own family photographs.  (All expertise levels)


Heather Potter is the Curator of Photographs and Prints at The Filson Historical Society, prior to this she was a Project Archivist at the Kentucky Historical Society.  She received her BA in History from Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, and MLS with an emphasis in Archives from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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