We introduced LifeStory last year to give you a better sense of what your ancestors’ lives were like. The auto-generated LifeStory does a lot of heavy lifting when translating facts and dates into a narrative of someone’s life but it really shines when you make it your own.
From the beginning, you’ve had full control of all the narrative snippets, had the ability to choose which Historical Insights you want to keep and enhance your ancestor’s story with photos. The end result has been a fast and intuitive way to display the rich tapestry of our ancestor’s lives.
Some of our members have shared that they would prefer to jump straight in to writing their own stories without the help of an auto-generated LifeStory. To enable this, we’ve recently added a new option to each tree’s settings page that allows you to enable or disable stories being generated for that tree.
Turn off stories – Click on your tree and go to “Tree Settings”. Under the settings for each family tree, there is a new option added below Tree Name and Tree Description of your tree. By default, “Automatically build stories for this tree” is enabled, but it can be turned off on a tree by tree basis. Any custom stories that you’ve written will still display and you can keep creating more stories for your ancestors.
When automatically build stories is turned off, they will not display for anyone viewing your tree.
Stories On Stories Off
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