11 August 2009

Can Face Recognition Software Help

There has been some online discussion about Face Recognition Software for genealogical use. But it has involved software that is not available to most of us. The Genealogy Guys even talked about it on one of their recent Podcasts.

The Ancestry Search Blog has a report on How Google Picasa Face Recognition Software Can Help Genealogists. Google Picasa is another one of those free Google products. All the directions are given in this Ancestry Seach Blog posting.

If you try this, please share what you find. Add comments here or create a new post.


  1. It worked! I added old photos, identified a few people and asked the program to find other photos of the same person.
    The only trick was to turn on the feature. In Picasa go to Settings>Privacy and turn on "Name tags".

  2. Dear Author pascogenealogy.blogspot.com !
    It is interesting. Tell to me, please - where I can find more information on this question?

  3. Dear Anonymous Person,
    In the posting above are the words, "How Google Picasa Face Recognition Software Can Help Genealogists", just click you mouse on these words in the posting.