MyHeritage LiveStory: Make Your Ancestor’s Photos Talk and Tell Their Story!Read Now
MyHeritage DeepStory: Make Your Ancestor’s Photos Talk and Tell Their Story!
Well, there is now another fantastic genealogy resource that you can add to your family history toolbox and photo tools, a new addition from MyHeritage, once again!
MyHeritage announced at RootsTech last month of a new feature they had just added that brings your ancestors even more to life with AI technology, LiveStory (now DeepStory)! Your ancestors can now speak and tell their own life stories with a video biography! MyHeritage just keeps outdoing themselves!
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempt #1:
I tried it out RIGHT after it was announced at RootsTech, literally within minutes! I did a trial version that I had made quickly to check it out, and I couldn’t wait to do one with some more time spent on it! I was certain that a second round, after getting the hang of it (and with a few more pictures added), would be outstanding!
The voice is obviously not my ancestor's voice, and it would only add the info for the ancestor I chose, their children and grandchildren, not any further. The names are also mispronounced, but it is still so cool, and I have a feeling that MyHeritage will keep improving upon it, as they have for their other tools! I can't wait!
The quickie version was made by them automatically pulling whatever I had in my MyHeritage tree, which wasn't much. Of course, there are more children and grandchildren, but I only added my direct line to the tree for the quickie one and had already planned to add more at a later date, just to try it out.
Check out the result!
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempt #1
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempt #2:
During my spring break last week, I finally had time to create another one, after the quickie one that I had done the month before. It took me a good part of the day to create it, but it turned out much better than the first! This one was of my great grandmother from Mexico.
Compare it to the quick version I did last month!
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempt #2
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempts #3 and #4:
Then I became obsessed for a couple of days and made 2 more, each time trying to improve upon it, while checking out the functions! The 3rd one was of one of my paternal 2nd great grandfathers, and the 4th one was of one of my maternal great grandmothers.
After realizing that you don’t have to just create them using their default of pulling some info from your tree, I had done these 3 using their free text chapters that you can fill in and add to yourself.
Take a look at the final products!
MyHeritage LiveStory (now DeepStory) Attempts #3 and #4
This is one of the best ways to share your family history with the rest of your family and others to get them interested in where they came from! An ingenious move for MyHeritage, once again!
They were letting anyone try it for FREE after RootsTech! I’m not 100% sure anyone can still try it out for free, but it appears that you can!
Try it out for FREE now at the MyHeritage Live Story (now DeepStory) webpage!
What do you think of this of this awesome new tool from MyHeritage? Have you made one yet? Let me know what you think about it, after you’ve tried it out, in the comments below!
MyHeritage recently changed the name of their new AI photo feature from LiveStory to DeepStory. I can't find any updates from them about this name change; they just all of the sudden changed it and all their post accordingly. I have many thoughts on why they may have changed it, but I will keep those to myself. :)
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4/25/2022 07:12:33 am
Very nice! I also tried a few, and was most successful when I had my hubby's ancestor "tell the story" of a particular old family photo. Only 4 min long and it kept my hubby's attention!
4/25/2022 01:49:52 pm
Thank You! I plan on trying more now that I've got the hang of it, when I have more time. ;) 4 minutes seems like the perfect amount of time! Mine were a bit long. ;)
4/25/2022 02:47:56 pm
This does look cool! Thanks for the step-by-step. I have a cousin with a big tree on My Heritage that will really enjoy this :-)
4/25/2022 02:54:51 pm
It's very cool! ;) Let me know if she trys it out; I'd love to know her thoughts on it! You should try one too! :)
5/3/2022 09:14:18 am
It was fun trying this out, but I think I like it better with ancestors I didn't know. I can still hear my grandmother's voice, so it was a bit creepy using her as my first subject! It was a bit bizarre listening to her in a voice so unlike hers.
5/4/2022 08:13:09 am
Haha, yes, it was really weird hearing my great grandmother speak in a voice that wasn't hers; other's who knew her said the same thing! I had no problem with the ancestors that I didn't know and were further back! ;)
5/29/2022 03:52:45 am
Very interesting, I'm already overwhelmed by the possibilties I've book marked this article so I can come back later and re-read it.
5/29/2022 05:23:19 am
Thank You! I'm glad to hear that you've bookmarked it to come back to later! You're right, there are so many possibilities! When I have time this summer, if I have time, I'm going to try others! You should definitely create some; they're a fantastic way to share your family history, especially for any family that doesn't really show much interest in their family history, like the kids! By the way, MyHeritage has recently changed the name "LiveStory" to "DeepStory". :)
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