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Monday, March 8, 2010

Creating your family tree can be fun...

To embark on a genealogical quest is not for the faint-hearted - the task is demanding and it requires a lot of patience and a Sherlock-Holmes curiosity. Even with the Internet and the literally hundreds of family history sites and software out there, the task is huge.

My Heritage, a family tree building and genealogy software, traditionally offers an easy platform for building ones family tree with relative ease, has developed a new set of free and fun-to-have services like, my favorite, the Baby Look alike Meter: a web based widget that uses face recognition technology to find facial traces in photographs uploaded to the application. To use it, simply upload front-facing photos of you, your spouse/partner, and your child and in minutes it will tell you who your child resembles more. If you’re happy with the result, you can share it with the world - publish it in your Facebook profile, your blog or make a poll to create a friendly and fun debate among your friends and blog readers.

This same technology is used by My Heritage in order to track facial similarities in the hundreds of millions of profiles and family trees they have stored. Once the software retrieves possible matches, you can browse the results and, who knows?, you might even find an unknown branch of your family?

Try it at, it is a lot of fun!

Guest Post written by Jane Bell. Compensation for this post was made on behalf of Opinions are strictly those of the author of A Wrestling Addicted Mommy; please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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