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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sheka picture recognition
« on: Wednesday 12 May 21 16:04 BST (UK)  »
Also it's key to note the importance of the different lighting, depth of field, angle of the head, processing and printing, etc. This has an effect on the apparent size of the ears, etc. The hat on the older man also effects the way our eyes percieve things.  It looks like a good 30 or 40 years between these photos, and possibly the first one was professionally taken, while the second may not have been. If indeed it is the same man, and I think it likely is. If it isn't there is certainly a strong family connection.

There really is a lot that goes into this forensic stuff, LOL. I find myself wishing I perhaps had gone a different route in my college career. It's quite an interesting field! And look how well we do just with our home computers! Imagine if we had the million dollar equipment that law enforcement and scientific researchers have!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sheka picture recognition
« on: Wednesday 12 May 21 04:57 BST (UK)  »
I'd say yes.

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The Common Room / Re: Disguising illegitimacy on birth certificate
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 16:19 BST (UK)  »
It's sad that rifts in one generation lead to alienation in another. Seems many tell lies, too. A friend found that his uncles and aunts had told their children that his parents weren't married, when his father had divorced his first wife and remarried. Another person in his family, told a woman that her deceased father was illegitimate, when all that had happened was the mother became pregnant and married when 4-6 months gone.

So it seems there are people who go out of their way to try to legitimise their children and other people who try to de-legitimise legitimate children out of spite.

Sadly, I've learned that one should never underestimate the capacity for human evil. Kindness as well, but it doesn't get as much publicity!

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Scotland / Re: Trying to find records for parents C 1830.
« on: Friday 07 May 21 15:50 BST (UK)  »
Ruth is pretty darn good with her theories, so don't discount that idea...see the last page of this thread where she was proved to be correct!

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=764025.msg6205322#msg6205322

A look through the Kirk Session records might provide some help....

Good work everyone on this!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Identify 1960's Singer Please
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 19:56 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Monica!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Identify 1960's Singer Please
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 18:36 BST (UK)  »
Nose, chin and facial contour are exact.  We could always ask her...she's still going strong!

Sorry pic is so big....I can't figure out how to fix it... Help someone!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Identify 1960's Singer Please
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 18:10 BST (UK)  »
I'm almost certain thats her now...

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Identify 1960's Singer Please
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 16:36 BST (UK)  »
I think its just the angle of the older photo, and the lighting. She may be squinting a bit. Also the photo K posted is ~ 10 years later. If you look at photos of her from the correct time frame it looks  like her. Of course, she is not British, but nobodys perfect ;-)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Identify 1960's Singer Please
« on: Thursday 06 May 21 07:52 BST (UK)  »
Certainly looks a lot like the actress/singer Shirley Jones. She was in the film "The Music Man" around this time.

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