The Ancestry.ca Public Relations team constantly fields media requests from journalists interested in writing about the discoveries our members have made in the course of their research. Immigrant stories are especially of interest because of their emotional and human interest nature.
We will shortly be launching a major immigration collection and if you have discovered an immigration story in your family tree that you’d like to share with the media, we’d like to hear from you. Be assured we’ll follow up with you before sharing your story with any member of the media.
Interested in sharing your immigrant story?
All stories need to be submitted by email initially. To do this, simply send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and write a brief 200-word summary of your family’s immigration story. PLEASE be sure to include your phone number, email address, city, province and any other relevant contact information.
About your ancestors:
When and how did they arrive in Canada? Where did they come from? Why did they emigrate? Did they come alone or with family? At what port did they arrive? Where did they settle once in Canada? Do you have convict ancestors also?
Where in Canada are you from? How many generations of your family have you traced? Have you been in touch with relatives you have found in other countries? Any other interesting family facts you have discovered along the way?
If you have supporting documents or photographs, we’d like to hear about these also (please do not attach any to this email).
What happens next?
Your submission will be reviewed and if we are able to use your story, a member of the Ancestry.ca PR team will be in contact to discuss and further develop your story.
Be assured that as an Ancestry member your privacy is always our first concern, therefore please provide only information you feel comfortable sharing.
We look forward to hearing your immigration story.
The Ancestry.ca Team