Nov. 4: Zoom lecture on facial recognition tools for unnamed family photos #events #announcements #photographs

Moriah Amit

Family History Today: Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors
November 4 at 3 PM ET

In contrast to vital records, family photos do not impart clear, standardized information and have always posed a genealogical challenge. In 2019, amateur genealogist and data scientist Scott Genzer developed a technique for using free online facial recognition tools to identify people in photographs, and has successfully applied it to historical photos of the Jewish community of his ancestral town, Mielec, Poland, among others. In this presentation, he will offer a detailed demonstration of this technique and explain how it may help you break through some of your genealogical brick walls.

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History. It is supported, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Moriah Amit


Sharon E Siegel

Is it welcome to add our own photos to this collection?

Sharon Siegel

Deborah Blinder

Will this be recorded? I'm unable to attend at that time, but I'd very much like to hear the lecture later if possible.
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)