What's your must-share story?

Tell us about that one story that's just too good to keep to yourself. If you made a discovery with Ancestry® that you couldn't wait to share with a family member, we want to hear about it.

And if you share your story with us, 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 you uncover a previously unknown connection to a historical event or place?
  • Tell us a story you discovered about an ancestor who had a surprising job or fascinating life story.
  • Share about a family member who made it to the big time - perhaps on stage, in business, or in some other way.
  • Or maybe you finally tracked down that one record, name, photo, or clue that had eluded you for years?
WATCH THIS
See how Ancestry® member Michelle Marsden tells 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's your must-share story?

Tell us about that one story that's just too good to keep to yourself. If you made a discovery with Ancestry® that you couldn't wait to share with a family member, we want to hear about it.

And if you share your story with us, 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 you uncover a previously unknown connection to a historical event or place?
  • Tell us a story you discovered about an ancestor who had a surprising job or fascinating life story.
  • Share about a family member who made it to the big time - perhaps on stage, in business, or in some other way.
  • Or maybe you finally tracked down that one record, name, photo, or clue that had eluded you for years?
WATCH THIS
See how Ancestry® member Michelle Marsden 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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