One of the things that I love about doing family history research is seeing the resemblance between different members of my family! I love looking at different pictures of family members, for example, I can tell that my maternal uncle looks strikingly similar to my maternal grandfather.
One of my friends looks like his paternal grandfather. His father looks nearly identical to his maternal grandfather. My best friend has the exact same color eyes that her aunt has.
I was on Pinterest this evening (as I often am, that site is SO addictive), and I saw a picture of a grandmother and her granddaughter. They looked surprisingly similar. Now, I am a Pinterest fiend, and I love completing projects that I have seen on there. One of them was the combined faces picture. So...I became completely obsessed with it, and wanted to do it too. So, I did. Although the pictures that I have combined above aren't the best, there are moments when looking at pictures I see my own face staring back at me (what I'm trying to say here, are that there are better pictures but that I am too lazy to dig them out of the trunk right now, so these are going to have to do).
I think that there are a lot of people interested in where they came from or who they looked like. For my friend, who had had little contact with the paternal side of her family, to find aunts and cousins that shared strikingly similar features was a real treat! Ulric Collette has done some pretty serious portraits representing family similarities. And while I am COMPLETELY fascinated by the repetition of genetic code, I don't see myself trying to do an exhibit of family similarities. I do think that it is awesome that sometimes the combinations repeat in just the right order to carry on a really specific heritage.
So, with your own family history, I think that you should try to combine pictures too
I love family history and the various ways that it can be approached by researchers! I hope that this blog is interesting and inspiring!