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The Facial Recognition Software That Could Identify Thousands of Soldiers in American Civil War Photographs

Facial recognition is being used to identify American Civil War soldiers who may have otherwise been lost in the sands of time. Computer scientist and history buff Kurt Luther created a free-to-use website, called Civil War Photo Sleuth, that uses facial recognition technology to cross-reference vintage photographs with a database and hopefully assign a name […]

Over 60 Million Pages of Digitized Canadian Documentary Heritage Soon To Be Available At No Charge

As of January 1, 2019, 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage will be available at no charge to users. The Canadiana collections are the largest online collections of early textual Canadiana in the world. The removal of the subscription paywall will allow unimpeded access to this unique historical content for researchers, students, faculty, […]

Are You Related To Rachel McAdams?

McAdams was born on November 17, 1978, in London, Ontario, to Sandra Kay (née Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover, and grew up in nearby St. Thomas. She is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent; McAdams’ maternal fifth great-grandfather, James Gray, was a Loyalist ranger during the […]

Are You Related To Shailene Woodley?

Woodley was born on November 15, 1991, in San Bernardino County, California, but grew up in Simi Valley, California. Her mother, Lori (née Victor), is a school counselor, and her father, Lonnie Woodley, is a school principal. She also has a younger brother. At the age of fifteen, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and was […]