It's something that I have thought about before - especially when using the face recognition tools in Picasa as it struggles to work out who is who - so I thought I'd post some family photos to see what you all think. Are the resemblances that family and friends comment on noticeable to virtual strangers?
I look like my Mum who looks like her Dad.
|Me at 26|
|Mum at 16|
So can you pick my Grandfather out of this photo from the National Archives?
|Grandpa & Mum on her Wedding Day|
Grandpa's genes are pretty dominant
|Two of My Cousins at the elder's graduation|
My nose may also be the fault of my father's genes, specifically his paternal grandmother
|My Great Grandma Rebecca Sinclair|
Noses are a matter of serious discussion in our family. I happen to think both My Dad and my (half) brothers noses are worse than mine and they can't blame my Grandfather for that.
|Dad, earlier this year|
|Brother #3 earlier this year|
Brother #1's nose is worse but I can't find a photo of that ski jump that isn't 25 years old.
Brother #2 is looking more and more like our Grandfather the older he gets
|Pop & Brother #2|
No, not that Grandfather (although there is some resemblance happening), this one:
So there you have it, some of the family resemblances that people comment on. I have also been told I look like my brothers and like a step-cousin that I'm not genetically related to at all, and Mum has been told Brother #1 looks like her where again, there is no genetic relationship. It is a funny thing the similarities that the human eye picks out.
What do you think? Can you tell we are related?