“Find the Celebrity in You”

In anticipation of the 79th Annual Academy Awards taking place this evening, why not try a little exercise to see which celebrity you most resemble? Go to Myheritage and try their demo that has reportedly “taken the internet by storm.” Simply upload a photograph of yourself (or, if you prefer, one of your ancestors) and wait for the face recognition technology to work its magic and display photographs for your purported celebrity matches. NOTE: close-up photos highlighting your face work best.

I tried it and my results included Nicole Kidman, Cybill Shepherd, and Sigourney Weaver (well, a girl can certainly dream…)

Check out my article, “Find the Celebrity in Your Ancestors,” in the December 2006/January 2007 issue of Internet Genealogy Magazine. Click here to download a copy of the article from my Web site. In the article you will see an example: a photograph of my father and his celebrity matches.

“And the Oscar goes to…”

Enjoy the show!