When my Dad rode up the elevator in our NYC house constructing, he was usually requested if he was my father.
I all the time thought I regarded identical to him and identical to footage of his mother, aside from my nostril which got here from my mom’s facet.

The opposite day my brother confirmed me a cool new device that compares an image of your self to footage of any ancestors whose pictures are within the FamilySearch tree. Evidently I promptly uploaded each ancestor picture I might discover!

This device known as Examine-a-Face and is a part of the FamilySearch Discovery suite of instruments. It’s presently featured on the FamilySearch house web page if you log in.

I quickly found that the unique picture of me didn’t get in comparison with the brand new ancestor pictures that I had simply put there, so I uploaded one other one. I needed to attempt a number of totally different footage of me to get the outcome I wished from the comparability to my Dad’s mother.

Discover that the pictures are proven so as of how such as you they’re: the perfect on the left to least on the best. You click on on any little picture on the prime to get it entrance and heart with a share of simularity.


There have been vital variations from picture to picture. I used to be shocked to share appears to be like with anybody on my mom’s facet in any respect. I actually don’t see the place the 10% I’ve in frequent with Jacob is. However no ancestor obtained lower than 10% so I’m doubtful.

Nevertheless I favored the 17% that I obtained with my extremely lovely maternal grandmother. The nostril?



I’ve all the time stated that I’ve my nice nice grandmother Anna Knutsdatter’s eyes. She is the one who appears to be like a bit Amerindian to me, and often is the supply of our Finnish and North Artic DNA.

As you’ll be able to see this was a beautiful strategy to whereas away a day!

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