Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, has announced the launch of Storymaker Studio.

Storymaker Studio is a new feature in the Ancestry app that 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. The Storymaker Studio intends to make it easier for users to turn stories, combined with personal family memories and heirlooms, into engaging, shareable content.

Storymaker Studio is a centralised, one-stop destination to curate facts, images, records and memories and tell the stories of individuals’ family histories. 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. Ultimately, it allows the user to become the story maker for their own family history.

Ancestry Corporate Genealogist, Crista Cowan, commented:

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.

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.

Crista Cowan, Ancestry Corporate Genealogist

To get started using this feature, 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. You can find out more here at and share your story on Ancestry and social media using #MyAncestryStory.

Image Source:

  • Ancestry DNA: AncestryDNA