The Great Thanksgiving Listen with StoryCorps

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 19, 2018 in Holidays

At Ancestry, we care deeply about keeping and preserving memories from our ancestors and loved ones. This year, we are honored to partner with StoryCorps, a wonderful non-profit organization that records and shares the stories of Americans from all different backgrounds. The stories are archived and select recordings are shared with the public through StoryCorps’ podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, books, and various other digital platforms.

During the upcoming holiday season, StoryCorps is inviting high school students across the country to participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2018, which encourages young people to record a conversation with a grandparent, teacher, mentor, or another elder during the holidays utilizing the free StoryCorps mobile app. All conversations will be preserved in the online StoryCorps Archive and will be included in the unique StoryCorps collection at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a fantastic way for young people to seek out the wisdom and stories of those who came before them. Ancestry is proud to be a sponsor of StoryCorps this year and we encourage everyone to take a look at their app and record those special stories that can be preserved for generations to come. It’s through these stories told by everyday people that remind us how much more everyone has in common than we all think. StoryCorps is a powerful platform to learn from others’ experiences, values, reflections, and wisdom.

To download the app and begin recording stories of your own, click here.

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