A newsletter reader wrote this week with a fascinating question. I cannot help, but I am hoping that perhaps newsletter readers can do so. Have you ever used facial recognition software for genealogy purposes?
Here is an excerpt from the e-mail message I received:
My question is about old photos and efforts to identify persons. I have an old photo (about 1880) with five men, one of whom is identified as my great-grandfather’s brother. Their father had four sons. I have other photos of the other sons, taken at different times in their lives. I am unable to visually confirm whether those in the first photo are indeed those in the other, later photos.
My question is this: Is there facial recognition software available which could either confirm or rule out the identities of these persons?
Can anyone help? Have you tried this? If so, please respond in the comments section at the bottom of this article.
Thank you for any assistance you can offer.