Share Your Inspiring Family Story of Overcoming Hardship
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As you look back at this unconventional year, what inspiring discovery about an ancestor overcoming hardship or surmounting obstacles stands out most?

We’re looking for customer stories to feature in an Ancestry® marketing campaign or TV commercial. And we want to hear your story.

Whether it’s an ancestor showing strength during a challenging time like the Great Depression, fighting for the rights of others, or coming to this country to establish a better future, we’re excited for you to share your tale with us. 

Here are a few helpful tips to ensure the video you share is just what we’re looking for: 

  • Be sure to include supporting records and/or images found on Ancestry
  • Focus on one specific story per video submission
  • Find a quiet place to make your video to minimize background noise
  • Don’t forget to center yourself in the shot and speak very clearly
  • Just tell us your story, don’t add any video effects or music

Could you play a role in our next TV commercial? Submit your video by Monday, January 4, 2021 to be part of our first call for stories for our Spring 2021 campaign. 

To submit your video story and find additional guidance for uploading your video, visit:

We look forward to seeing all of your submissions and to sharing some of your best stories with the world.