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Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (UJGS) September 2022 Meeting
Tina LaFreniere
Connecting Faces Through Time: How to Use Related Faces for Identifying Unknown People in Photos

Tina is a graduate of The University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She is a former Assistant Vice President and Production Manager for a mortgage brokerage firm in Dallas, Texas. Tina chose to leave her career to raise her children, but soon found herself as a Montessori School teacher and later substitute teaching in her local public schools. Tina is passionate about educating and creating opportunities for children. She has volunteered for FIRST™ Robotics for over 13 years and served on the West Florida Regional Planning Board for many years.

Family has always been of utmost importance to Tina, and she has a great love of puzzles and history, so taking up genealogy as a hobby over 15 years ago seemed a natural fit. It is this passion for preserving not only her own family history, but everyone’s family history that led her to develop the idea for Related Faces. After inheriting thousands of photos, with hundreds being unmarked, she knew that other people must be in the same position as she was. She was determined to discover the identities of as many people in her photos as she could, and being the wife of a technology executive, she was certain she could apply technology in a positive way to help people discover the unknown people in their photos.

She began development of Related Faces in 2018, filed for the associated patents in 2020 and launched Related Faces in February of 2022. It is her ardent wish that Related Faces helps people discover as many unknown faces in their photos as possible.

Sep 19, 2022 07:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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