Professionals who match individuals in photographs #photographs


Hi, I have several photos from different sources and taken decades apart that contain individuals that may or may not match. If I could rule in or rule out a match, it would be very helpful to my research. Are there professionals with forensic expertise and credentials who do such analyses? Can anyone point me?

Thank you,
Rafael Harpaz

Belarus: Grodno (Ratman/Rothman, Bendeson, Ciemnolis, Farbarovitch), Brisk (Tarman), Turov (Shifman)
Poland: Bialystok/Czyzewo (Dveiras, Goldberg)

June Genis

June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)

Elise Cundiff

This might be of help:   Family History Today: Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify Unnamed Ancestors - YouTube

Elise Cundiff
Columbus OH
Researching Zieve & Glickman (Malat, LT), Marcus  (? Shavl, LT), Katz (Salakas & Zelva, LT) Rosenberg (Erzvilki, LT)

Theo Rafael

Interestingly Google Photos is a simple tool that does something of that sort. After uploading the photos, just enable people tagging
I had varying results, sometimes it hits phenomenally, sometimes it misses obvious matches:)

Theo Rafael

Susan stone

I have used facial recognition software from Family Search.  It is free with varying results .I'll try the other suggestions above.  
  1. Go to FamilySearch’s Discovery page, and click Compare-a-Face. You’ll be prompted to sign in to your FamilySearch account. If you don’t have an account, you can make one here.
  2. Upload or take a photo of yourself that you want to use to compare faces.
  3. If you don’t have photos of your family uploaded, the next page will prompt you to either upload a file or take a photo to compare your face to. Or, if you have photos already uploaded to your Family Tree, you will be taken to a page that shows a list of relatives and a percentage of how similar you look to them. Click through these images to see who your family doppelgängers are
Susan Stone
Evanston, IL

Nurit Har-zvi

The Center for Jewish History had a very informative talk about this earlier this year. The youtube link is

Nurit Har-zvi
Forest Hills, NY