Posted by Ancestry Team on October 22, 2009 in Website

If you’ve ever had the experience of learning about an ancestor whose story has been missing from your family tree for a long time, you understand the need to preserve that story and make sure it never disappears again.

This was Cathryn Darling’s experience, after she learned that her father, who she’d been told had abandoned her as a child, had really been killed in a tragic fishing accident (watch her video here.)

“After I found out that my father had died as a fisherman and his body was missing, I couldn’t let that settle. It wasn’t going to be the end of the story,” she said. “He was going to live on forever.”

Learn what Cathryn did to preserve her father’s memory and share what you’ve done to preserve the stories of your family members as well.


  1. Kirk Sellman

    I’d like to see Ancestry allow larger audio files that we can upload to an ancestor. I have many hours of interviews I’ve done with mine, but even as MP3’s, they’re over the limit. I’m trying to find another sight that will allow me to upload them so they can be preserved, but I haven’t found one. I’d prefer to upload it in here.

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