Try StoryScout™—it’s free

Family history search. Simplified.

StoryScout™ can bring the fascinating details of your ancestors’ lives directly to you, and put you on a path to start making your own family discoveries.

To find your family’s stories, start with a grandparent.


A free Ancestry® account is required to access your stories.

Uncover new stories and more details.

Personal records such as your ancestors’ passport photos, marriage certificates, and other historical documents can be automatically collected and turned into family stories—giving you a fresh way to see who they were, what they lived through, and how their experiences led to you.

How StoryScout works:

  • Simply enter a grandparent’s name and a place they lived.
  • We’ll show you a list of matches—just choose the one that’s your relative.
  • Dive into your ancestors’ stories and easily share with friends or family.
  • Be sure to come back often to see if we’ve found new stories for you.