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RootsTech 2023 Day One Ancestry News

Ancestry released two new product upgrades at RootsTech today.

  • Storymaker Studio
  • DNA Compare

Storymaker Studio will be of particular interest to those who would like to work with other family members to work together to publish family stories using a range of digital tools. To quote the company press release:
"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."

DNA Compare is in beta - and a new tool you can access via your DNA Story panel from your DNA Home Page. SCROLL down on the right hand menu and look for this new dialogue box.


When you press Compare my DNA you'll get a new view comparing matches like this. You can add more people to the comparison - might help you work out how a new match or unknown match is likely to be related to you.
Please note: I have permission from my mother to reveal her name and share her DNA stories.
There are two tabs - one for Ethnicity Estimate comparisons - the other for Community comparisons.


There is a detailed blog post from my friend and colleague Fiona Brooker about using this new beta tool. Enjoy https://memoriesintime.co.nz/blogs/news/ancestry-dna-compare


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