Thursday, March 2, 2023 Announces New Features: Storymaker Studio and DNA Compare

 I received this information from today:


Ancestry ® Launches Storymaker Studio

New tools bring family history to life in sharable, bite-sized stories
LEHI, Utah – March 2, 2023 – Ancestry ® , the global leader in family history, announced today the launch of Storymaker Studio, a new feature in the Ancestry app that easily allows users to create bite-sized stories from their family history and share them within the Ancestry community and on their personal social media channels. Now with Storymaker Studio it’s easier than ever to turn those stories, combined with personal family memories and heirlooms, into engaging, shareable content.

Storymaker Studio is a centralized, one-stop destination to curate facts, images, records and memories and tell the stories of your family history. With this new tool, members can upload and enhance photos and images, record and upload audio files (for the first time on Ancestry), integrate photos with audio, and publish their Ancestry Stories to their trees, on their personal social channels and within the Ancestry community. We all have a storyteller inside us but with Storymaker Studio you can become the storymaker for your family’s history.

“Historical records and family trees are the cornerstone of genealogy research, showing moments of times and the relationships between people in several generations of a family,” said Ancestry Corporate Genealogist Crista Cowan. “Yet all of us know they are so much more than that. They capture love stories, triumphs, struggles and bravery - the stories of our family and heritage. They are the blueprint of what makes us, us.”

To get started using Storymaker Studio, users can download or update the Ancestry mobile app and choose a story prompt. From there, they can easily add images, historical records and audio recordings to tell the story of their family and then publish to the Ancestry community, save to their tree, or share to their social media channels.

Storymaker Studio is currently free with the Ancestry mobile app. Check out the Storymaker Studio at and share your story on Ancestry and social media using #MyAncestryStory.

DNA Compare

On the DNA side of things – we will also be launching DNA Compare which can give you a side-by-side look at your matches’ DNA ethnicity results. DNA Compare will make receiving and viewing your DNA ethnicity results with your matches that much more collaborative. 


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