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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.

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?

Featured Member
See how Ancestry® member Michelle Marsden told their 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

Drag 'n' drop or click to select file