There is a new genealogy service available these days, but it is a bit different from most other genealogy-related services. The company is called Storied and the company's service is called StoryAssist™.
I saw StoryAssist™ in action at the recent RootsTech conference and have used the service briefly. I'm hooked and am now working on a much larger StoryAssist™ project.
The brief description of StoryAssist™ is that it is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine that empowers users to enter a few details and then it generates a draft article for sharing with others that can be edited and published as family history stories on the Storied platform.
Quoting from the company's introduction of the new service:
"StoryAssist™ is the first AI-powered tool to help family history enthusiasts capture rich details from the past at a speed and scale previously impossible. With StoryAssist™, users simply select a tone (e.g. “happy”) and add a few details. From there, StoryAssist™ produces a draft that the user can edit and publish on Storied in a few seconds.
“At Storied, our vision is to make online family history accessible to more people and to help users paint a more complete picture of their rich past. This means it needs to be as simple and effortless as possible to make connections and publish stories,” said Storied CEO Kendall Hulet. “StoryAssist is a phenomenal tool to accomplish these goals, and it’s just the first of many AI-enabled features we plan to launch on the Storied platform."
Formerly called World Archives, Storied launched its new brand and online family history platform in public beta on January 18, 2023. Backed by Charles Thayne Capital—and built by former Ancestry.com executives—Storied delivers a modernized approach for casual and serious family history enthusiasts around the globe to connect, discover, and reminisce about the moments that matter, whether recent or in the distant past.
Storied has embraced AI in a wide range of applications, from the platform itself to new features and the marketing produced for the company’s rebrand and product launch, which received national attention.
“We want to leverage all the tools at our disposal to bring family history 3.0 into the mainstream,” Hulet said. “That includes designing an elegant product experience and using emerging technologies in intelligent ways. StoryAssist™ is a terrific example of technology making it easier for users to get tremendous value out of a product feature with minimal time and effort required.”
During Storied’s public beta, users can build family trees, create and share stories, and receive hint notifications for free. Paid plans, which start at $4.99 a month, enable users to create private groups and gain access to billions of records and newspaper articles from 46 countries.
Learn more about StoryAssist in this short video. To start your next chapter of discovery, visit storied.com.
Storied is the next chapter in family history. Backed by Charles Thayne Capital, and built by former Ancestry.com executives and technologists, Storied leverages next-generation family history technology and billions of records to deliver a fresh approach to discovering, capturing, preserving, and sharing stories about the past. To learn more, visit storied.com.