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  • Current Version: 7.11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
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Ancestry App

Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more. With the Ancestry app you can explore your family stories anytime, anywhere. • Discover stories, photos, and records about your ancestors with Ancestry Hints™ • Explore billions of historical photos and records • Preserve and share your history with a family tree • Share and collaborate with friends and family • Get notified of new hints and comments Apple Watch Features: • Receive new hint notifications with photo previews. • Save and ignore photo hints right from your Apple Watch. • Keep up with comments and add your own with voice dictation. • Get on-this-day alerts for events from your family history. iPhone and iPad Features: • Ancestry Hints™ automatically find records, photos, and stories about your family • In just a few taps create, edit, and see your family tree • Access more than 14 billion historical records, photos, and more • Sync automatically with your account • Easily upload photos and add facts or stories to your family tree • Add family members to your tree from Facebook • Learn about historical events that affected your ancestors • Explore your ethnic origins with AncestryDNA Start your journey by choosing a subscription: U.S. Discovery Membership: $19.99 per month World Explorer Membership: $34.99 per month Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew function is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the subscription period. View our Terms and Conditions at View our privacy policy at

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  • Scandinavian challenges 4/5

    By ÖhsöSåd
    Generally great, but auto fills last names and with Scandinavian ancestry those names often change with each generation since most are composed of (father's first name)+sson or +sdotter The auto search for relationship links also does not work as well with Scandinavian names because there is not a consistent surname like Smith or Jones.
  • Helping tool 5/5

    By Lonz77
    What a great tool. How could I have found out about my families history. Thank you.
  • Very Good, But Could Be The Best 4/5

    By The Good Nanny
    With a lot of work, will eventually take you where you need and want to go. Once you're there, you'll find a treasure trove of supporting documents, if they're available. But, and this is a BIG but, the getting there is very, very hard. I think that might be in part to channel business to the for-profit business partner of which actively provides genealogy research for individual clients. They provide a needed service, and they do it quickly and they do it well. However, at the monthly rates subscribers pay to, I believe the website itself should be more forthcoming with data and relationships. Overall, I give the site 4 Stars for the depth of its records and the supporting documentation once the seeker finds a relative.
  • Garbage app 1/5

    By KMoyleB
    App doesn't let you sign in or create an account. No point in having an app if it doesn't work. Will be deleting and using other services.
  • A wonderful past time! 5/5

    By Geesie14
    I have so enjoyed finding out so much about my family and to have access to records I normally wouldn't have! And help from relatives I didn't know before! Thanks Ancestry !!
  • App won't log on with Facebook 1/5

    By Scottthepiper
    Logged on with Facebook but the app won't go past the login screen.
  • 5/5

    By R there any left
    I love this portable App, I use it whenever I have a few moments waiting in line or in between appointments. It is a great App!
  • I like this app! I want to absolutely love it, but I need a few things... 4/5

    By BornOfFlames
    This app really keeps me up to date. Please add/bring back the comments/messaging. Also, it would help a great deal if my family and I could connect/link multiple trees.
  • Use this instead of the .com website 5/5

    By Willey134
    Love this app. Get to see my family ancestry with great clarity
  • Leaf your tree 5/5

    By Pilgrim95632
    This app works fine as a stand alone for working with Ancestry, but is best to supplement the fuller features available on the internet using your desktop with a larger screen.
  • Ancestry is easy to use and learn 5/5

    By CincinnatiOhioUSA
    Best software app for on the go research
  • Very good app 4/5

    By Jenn'sdad
    I have found so much about my family's origin. I wish I could correct the tree structures easier.
  • Ancestry 5/5

    By @nasty_n8_1980
    Great app!
  • Great 5/5

    By GLylesIII
    Great mobile app for sharing findings.
  • Love the Ancestry App 4/5

    By RunnerJeff
    Enjoying the app. Very thorough database. Amazing.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Mike3349
    Allows you to work on family tree anywhere, anytime! While the full computer version makes some additional features available - this is a great app.
  • Amazing! 5/5

    By fatfinger99
    I am amazed! How these guys got all that information??
  • Revision 7.11.1 Unstable 4/5

    By JWinning_CFM
    Latest revision 7.11.1 is unstable. Launches, completes the screen write, then shuts down, consistently.
  • Good but needs some additions 4/5

    By LeahNavarrete
    I really like the mobile version now. I do think there could be two big things added. 1. It would be awesome if the search would allow to search by date, or even just year. Right now, you can only search by name. 2. The mobile version does not allow for uploading pictures to shared trees. I was recently added to someone's tree, and for some reason I cannot photos upload via my phone. Other than that, I think the app is good.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Arymah
    This is an excellent app. For $100 a year, I have entertainment,a project, aha moments through out the winter months. I have found people who are related and filled in some of the blanks. I have spells where I do nothing on it (like summer), then receive an (on ancestry) email from someone with more info about me! I have enjoyed this site very much!!
  • After My Father passed Jan 21, 2017 I realized.... 5/5

    By CaulHolden21
    ...that I know absolutely nothing about my ancestors or even what our family heritage is from his side of the family. Every time I asked him he'd say "you're a lot of different things, you're a mutt! True American Melting Pot!" And never went beyond that. I've been using this app for 1 day and it's already got me hooked! Can't wait to keep digging and find out more about my history!
  • Doesn't work! 1/5

    By Athena1975
    I've tried to get this app to work multiple times, and it always says "Ancestry is unavailable." When I did get in earlier today I spent an hour on my tree. Now that work is gone. Such a waste of time.
  • Pretty easy 4/5

    By chasester1
    Sometimes difficult to navigate but otherwise really user friendly
  • Easy 5/5

    By gafnews
    Beautiful! I love it.
  • How convenient!! 5/5

    By Tdunkle
    This is a great app to work in conjunction with the Ancestry website. Several times I have been talking to people and a fact comes up and I can note it on the spot on my phone or tablet! Or I can show someone who their relative is during x conversation It's a very smooth running app and meshes wonderfully with the website. Superb!
  • Love Ancestry 5/5

    By Hidhsjs
    Love the app!
  • Genealogy App 5/5

    By BobMcGowan
    Listen up out there....if you love genealogy and want to work on it away from home...This app is a must. I love it, use it, and make progress with it. R W McGowan, PhD
  • Nice app 4/5

    By Pitterpat27215
    I like the comparisons with the hints.
  • VERY BAD..!! 1/5

    By Loui Louai
    Suddenly stop working I can't see my DNA matches nor my ethnicity estimate, the only thing I'm able to see is my family tree, and that is because I build it, but other that that, I lost all my results and my hope, An advice: take screen shots, all of your results, so you, at least can see'em again, waisted money...!!
  • Great App 5/5

    By GGPOShadows
    Awesome app
  • 5/5

    By A surprise 01
    What a delight to use. On my iPhone iPad and computer everyone is simultaneously updated so when I've made changes on one device I can be certain that the other devices are completely on sync. Not only that I have learned things that I never knew about my parents and their parents. It has been fascinating utilization of the hints
  • the best app i've ever seen 5/5

    By Grandjoy
    love it
  • Does what it says it will 5/5

    By MickeyMao
    No problems. Works well.
  • Very helpful research app! 5/5

    By CJ - Feb 13, 2017
    Love this app. It is so easy to use and very helpful for research purposes!😊
  • Needs App Messaging 4/5

    By TwinGal-Dallas
    I miss a lot of messages from other users because there is no in app messaging. Although my notifications are set to email me when I receive messages sometimes I receive a notification but most of the time I do not. This feature would really improve the use of the app.
  • Great 5/5

    By The Buzzardman
    Well put together and easy to use. Would recommend to all.
  • Solid, Decent UI 5/5

    By Professor Dudley
    Definitely more navigable on the iPad than on iPhone, but that's more a hardware thing than anything else. Very satisfied thus far.
  • Ancestry 5/5

    By Chilton1004
    This has been fun when I can get time for it connected with relatives I've never met.
  • The Best!!!!!!!! 5/5

    By rhiggs7
    It's amazing what they can do!! The things that these people can unearth is truly incredible!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😊
  • Favorite 5/5

    By Grnmax15
    So easy to use. A must for any genealogist.
  • Outstanding 5/5

    By Lance Brender
    Intuitive, stable, and well-maintained. A life changing product.
  • It does all the searching for you 5/5

    By chrisplum
    All you have to do is match
  • Update 5/5

    By Hate Technology
    Love the app, you need to have an update. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new dating system. Makes it easier to date years. However; you need to update because I can not change dates. Keep it up!! Love looking at Ancestry on my phone.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Mom and stock lady
    Easy, fast
  • Ancestry 5/5

    By Smfrazier
    Love the app only wish I could get to the emails sent to me. I can't read them at all. Also I need to be able to merge duplicate entries for the same person with different spellings of their names. I love this app I have found a lot of history for my family
  • Warning auto renew subscription 2/5

    By Meganmcdonald87
    Do not sign up for this app/website! It is ridiculously overpriced and not worth the features. It's hard to navigate and after your free month subscription they automatically sign you up without permission or any notification. I'm out $35 and don't want to warn others so they do not get themselves into the same predicament.
  • Great app 4/5

    By California Deplorable
    Love it.
  • Good app 3/5

    By Kat3281
    Works well
  • Love 5/5

    By Masonwhite
    I love the app! I like the app better than the website. I love that I can scroll through the hints and view certain information.
  • Ancestry 4/5

    By Eliasdatter
    This App is very cool if you want to "take it on the road!" It does not replace your desktop, however.

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