What challenges did your ancestors overcome?

Whether withstanding incredible hardships or surmounting obstacles, many of our ancestors persisted in the face of adversity. We want to hear your family stories of triumph against the odds. Share your story with us, and you could be part of an upcoming Ancestry® marketing campaign or TV commercial.

See how
 
Make a short video.
 
 

Not sure what to say or how to say it? Here are a few thought starters:

  • Did an ancestor show grit during a challenging time, like the Great Depression?
  • Tell us a story about a family member who fought for the rights of others
  • Share about a family member surviving a natural disaster
  • Does your family story include immigration in search of a better future?
WATCH THIS
See how Ancestry® member Pridgen Green told her story.
TIPS FOR A GREAT VIDEO

• Keep it short - 2 minutes or less

• Use landscape (horizontal) if possible

• Center yourself in the camera shot

• Speak clearly, succinctly, and naturally

• Keep background noise to a minimum

• Don't add music or video effects - just tell us your story!

 
 
Upload your video.
 

What challenges did your ancestors overcome?

Whether withstanding incredible hardships or surmounting obstacles, many of our ancestors persisted in the face of adversity. We want to hear your family stories of triumph against the odds. Share your story with us, and you could be part of an upcoming Ancestry® marketing campaign or TV commercial.

1. Make a short video.

Not sure what to say or how to say it? Here are a few thought starters:

  • Did an ancestor show grit during a challenging time, like the Great Depression?
  • Tell us a story about a family member who fought for the rights of others
  • Share about a family member surviving a natural disaster
  • Does your family story include immigration in search of a better future?
WATCH THIS
See how Ancestry® member Pridgen Green told her story.

• Keep it short - 2 minutes or less

• Use landscape (horizontal) if possible

• Center yourself in the camera shot

• Speak clearly, succinctly, and naturally

• Keep background noise to a minimum

• Don't add music or video effects - just tell us your story!


 
2. Send us your video.

Upload your video file to us, along with a few more details about yourself.

• Please change the file name to include your first and last name

• To upload your file, click “Choose File” and select to either take the video with your camera, or select a video from your ‘Gallery’ or ‘Library’

• If you accidentally choose the wrong video just click “Choose File” again and select the correct one

*Please note, uploads are limited to files that are 125MB and smaller

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
     
    Accepted file types: mov, wmv, mp4, avi, 3gp, movie.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Submit your video file to us along with a few more details about yourself.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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      Accepted file types: mov, wmv, mp4, avi, 3gp, movie.
       
       
       
       
      VIDEO UPLOAD GUIDANCE

      • Please change the file name to include your first and last name

      • To upload your file, click “Choose File” and select to either take the video with your camera, or select a video from your ‘Gallery’ or ‘Library’

      • If you accidentally choose the wrong video just click “Choose File” again and select the correct one

      *Please note, uploads are limited to files that are 125MB and smaller

      If you are experiencing trouble uploading please call 800-221-0785

       
       
       
       
       
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