People Are Amazed by DeepStory!

People Are Amazed by DeepStory!

We recently released the remarkable DeepStory feature that takes family storytelling to the next level, allowing you to make photos of your ancestors speak and tell their stories. We did this based on amazing technology that we licensed from D-ID.

DeepStory has really caught on since being released, showing how fun and compelling family storytelling can be. In the first two weeks since its launch, more than 270,000 DeepStories have been created by MyHeritage users. People are loving this new feature and can’t get over how incredible it is to witness their ancestors and historical figures telling their stories!

If you haven’t tried it for yourself yet, well… What are you waiting for? Make your ancestors speak with DeepStory.

Here are some of our favorite reactions and testimonials that users posted to social media:


Jennifer Hanna wrote to us describing how much she is enjoying using the new feature:

“As a dedicated genealogist and the designated family historian, I’ve found all the MyHeritage photo tools to be incredible (ie. colorize, enhance and animate) but this latest offering DeepStory is another level completely. I was so impressed at how easy it was to use. The quality of the end product is beyond my wildest expectations and the way the audio syncs up perfectly with my ancestor’s photo….it really is so life-like! She really is telling us her story!”



Marie Antoinette has been particularly inspiring as a DeepStory subject:


DNA Family Trees’ Larry Jones remarks in his short tutorial video how cool DeepStory is and how you’ve never seen anything like this before! “This is gonna knock your socks off!” He goes on: “This is an emotional healer, it’s an amazing thing. Deep Nostalgia™ was cool. This, hearing my family story, and with her lips, making it believable… If this doesn’t make you want to get a subscription… Kudos to everybody there. I didn’t think you would top the hype that you had for Deep Nostalgia™, but you did!”

Leland Meitzler of Genealogy Blog exclaimed: “Oh, my… I’m having more fun today than I have in years. MyHeritage, who pioneered so many photo innovations in the last couple years, has just released a new feature that allows your ancestor to talk (with a picture — not from the grave)! And I thought that Deep Nostalgia™ was something.”

After testing out DeepStory for the first time, Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings was brought to tears! “My first reaction to seeing this was tears of joy — and then thankfulness for the life of my mother. There is a lot more to her story and I will create more DeepStory videos for her life, my father’s life, and each of my grandparents’ lives and probably those of my mother’s grandparents.” We can’t wait to see your future DeepStories, Randy!

Roberta Estes of DNA Explained tried DeepStory out for herself. She’s hopeful that DeepStory will encourage her family members to upload photos of ancestors that she hasn’t seen before, and DeepStory is a wonderful incentive to do just that.

The Genealogy Guys created their first DeepStory, remarking at how easy it is to use: “It is easy to use and produces an interesting biographical video.”


Among dozens of reviews, DeepStory was also covered on CNET: “… you can watch grandma tell you about where she was born and how she met grandpa, and see accompanying photos of their wedding, home and kids as she speaks.”

DeepStory was featured in TechCrunch: “With the debut of DeepStory, MyHeritage is bringing the latest AI tech from D-ID directly to consumers.”

In Make Use of, Alvin Wanjala says there’s an element of impressiveness to MyHeritage’s DeepStory feature, in the technical achievement behind the feature.

We are moved and inspired by all the beautiful DeepStories and wonderful feedback you’ve been sharing with us — keep it coming!

And for those of you who haven’t tried out this mind-blowing feature yet, head on over to and give it a go.

Inspiring examples:

Founder and CEO of MyHeritage, Gilad Japhet, shared a fascinating DeepStory of his paternal grandfather, Chaim Japhet (see the first comment for part 2):

In this DeepStory example, genealogist Annette Diane Kapple has her ancestor Nancy Melvin Hicks introduce herself and read out a letter that her son wrote from the U.S. Civil War battlefront:

Genealogist Miles Meyer created a DeepStory about his great grandfather and his dirty business practices during prohibition in the United States:

John Reid of Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections made his ancestor Braham Cohen tell the story of his brother Edward’s life, from his point of view.

MyHeritage user Matthew Kerns, who manages the Wild West Facebook group created an exciting DeepStory about the life of Texas Jack John Baker Omohundro (1846 –1880), also known as “Texas Jack”. Texas Jack was an American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy:

Share your DeepStory for a chance to win!

We loved to see some of the DeepStories that our users created and shared, so much that we are launching a competition to win a free MyHeritage Complete plan and 3 MyHeritage DNA kits! Simply create a DeepStory and share it via your favorite social media channel (or email) for a chance to win.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Create a DeepStory about one of your ancestors — it’s easy and fun! Click here to learn how and get some tips on making a great DeepStory.
  • Share the DeepStory on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok
  • Be sure to tag MyHeritage (@myheritage or @myheritage_official) and use the hashtag #mydeepstory in the description. To ensure we take notice, please also email us a link to your DeepStory at:

Good luck! We can’t wait to see your ancestors telling us their stories.