AUSTIN, TX, February 24, 2015 — StoryPress Inc today announced a partnership with UK-based Findmypast, to make their market-leading storytelling platform available to Findmypast’s global audience of family historians. StoryPress makes it incredibly simple for anybody to create rich and powerful stories either for themselves, or to share with the world.
Under the terms of the partnership, StoryPress and Findmypast have been working together to create Story Guides specifically aimed at helping users bring their family history to life using audio, images and video.
Service launched at FamilySearch’s RootsTech, with conference-themed story guides
The partnership is being announced at Rootstech, the world’s largest genealogy conference, where both companies will be supporting the launch of the partnership with a range of demonstrations, talks and panel discussions.
Additionally, two Story Guides have been created specifically for attendees of the event. The first lets them tell the story of their visit to RootsTech and the second allows them to share their experience of visiting FamilySearch’s iconic Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the largest of its kind in the world.
Supporting StoryPress’ vision of bringing family history to life through storytelling
Mike Davis, CEO and Founder of StoryPress, said: “My team and I couldn’t be happier about this partnership with Findmypast. We believe with our storytelling platform and their global reach and world class family history research tools that together we can build the world’s largest repository of digital stories and memories and truly change the way people think of family history.”
Ben Bennett, EVP of International Operations at Findmypast, said: “We were very impressed by the product that StoryPress has created. It makes it simple for anyone to create a rich & exciting story and share that with their families and the wider community. This is a perfect way for genealogists to move beyond collecting data in a family tree and really bring their family’s story to life.”
The service, which can be found at https://storypress.com/findmypast is completely free to use and can also be used on smartphones and tablets via StoryPress’ dedicated iOS app, available for free through Apple’s App Store.
In 2014, Findmypast launched Who Do You Think You Are? Story (http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarestory.com/) with Shed Media, creators of the iconic TV series, a free service allowing people to create an online episode of the show, centered on their own family.
Based in Austin, Texas, StoryPress is changing the world of storytelling by making it fun and easy to create, save, and share personal memories and stories.
StoryPress focuses on the power of spoken word and the authenticity this brings to every story in a way unlike any other application. While telling your story, you are free to add pictures and videos along the way. The finished product is a visually stunning, media-rich story including your audio narration. StoryPress stories live on our cloud and can be listened to and enjoyed on any internet connection in the world