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Thursday, August 18, 2024; 7:30 pm

Connecting Faces Through Time presented via Zoom by Tina LaFreniere




Connecting Faces Through Time — How Related Faces Can Help Identify Unknown People in Old Photos will step you through how to identify unknown people in old photographs by utilizing the features of Related Faces. This class discusses the basics of how facial recognition works, the importance of properly digitizing your photos and how to do it with just a cell phone, shows techniques for making positive identifications and matches, and covers real-world examples. Related Faces is easy and intuitive to use, yet the technologically is powerful. Tina’s goal is for Related Faces to become a place where people can recapture their family history and reconnect with long lost family members, brought together by the faces of their ancestors.


Tina LaFreniere is the founder and CEO of Related Faces Technologies. She is a graduate of the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Tina began her genealogical journey over 17 years ago and along the way she has inherited thousands of photos from her family, hundreds with no identification. These photos were the inspiration for Related Faces back in 2018 when she conceived the idea for Related Faces. 


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Gail Borden Public Library

The Elgin Genealogical Society is for any person who has an interest in genealogy, research or history.

Meetings are held at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL. on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am and the third Thursday at 7:00 pm except in December when the date, time, and location of the annual meeting is announced. It is always best to check this website or call the library at 847-742-2411 to check if schedule changes have occurred.

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