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Trying out LiveStory - tech that makes your family photos speak

I'm trying out MyHeritage's newest technology called LiveStory. The tech allows you to create animated videos of your ancestors telling their life story, using just a still photo and some text.

At I uploaded the photo of my 4th great-grandfather, Asa Clark Brown, and typed a few paragraphs about his life - from HIS perspective. I added a couple of related illustrations and clicked the Create button.

Incredible! Although the technology's intent is to create a cool video, it did something for me that I didn't expect. After all of these years of researching his life, I actually started to write his biography for the first time. For me, that was meaningful and a starting point. I'm now excited to compile and analyze what else I know about him and add much more to this original video. Watch my first try below (about a minute):

I was impressed with how simple it was to use. Here's what the original photo looked like:

Brown  Asa


Give it a try at


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