Great mobile tool 5/5
This app got me started with my own genealogy research, and just after a few record purchases and the online trial through their website, I'd found dozens of records for ancestors I didn't know about. Great app, even better service. I now subscribe to keep working on it.
The relatively recent addition of searching records has greatly improved an already handy app, and has really made using it so much simpler and more fun.
Very capable app 5/5
Use it on the fly due to its awesome power!
Good APP 5/5
I like it. Can't do too much in depth but it does allow me to run through the hints while sitting at the Dr or elsewhere waiting.
Not happy with constant purchase 3/5
Every time I get a hint, it sends me to a page requiring me to purchase a membership to get my hints for my family tree. I already paid a lot for the DNA testing. I shouldn't have to pay for public records.
Love it, but would love it more if we could access more information free.
Very insightful 4/5
Super interesting if you are into heritage and history, the hints that pop up are sometimes redundant, but helpful.
Password issue 3/5
Have used this app from the beginning, and always loved it. Until now. The recent update requires that I sign in multiple times per day. I appreciate that there is attention to security, but this greatly interferes with my use. Previously I only signed in every now and then, which was fine. My phone has good security, so an app that is used this often requiring a frequent sign in is not necessary. Perhaps an option to stay signed in, or always require password, that the user can define would be better. This issue drops the rating significantly. Please address this issue promptly.
Ancestry review 5/5
This is a fun, easy to use and informative application. I would highly recommend this application to anyone interested in researching their family. I had my DNA tested and this app uses that data to provide even more info.
Love the app 5/5
Love this app. Very convenient and works well
Ancestry App 4/5
By Aprile j
Very easy to use and really helpful when I'm not in front of my lap top :). It's an asset for sure. So far, 1 to 10; I would give it an 8 :)
Great app. My wife is a semi-invalid and we can't travel like we used to. This app allows me to work at home and continue to examine our families roots.
By End of flappy bird
I had so much fun making my tree, and it's unbelievable the stuff it fills in for you!!
Nice app 4/5
I'm enjoying the app but it's easier on the laptop.
Love the app! 5/5
It takes a little bit of use to figure out the best way to use the app but I love it! It's a great way to pass the time while waiting somewhere when you don't have a desktop or laptop available. I like to be able to do quick checks on my phone to see if any new hints have popped up. Once you get the hang of it, the app is pretty user friendly.
So neat! 5/5
It's so exciting to see that leaf appear and to know a connection to your Heritage has been made! I've found pictures of relatives that no one knew existed, making it possible to put a face to the name! I found out that I'm related to Betty Davis and my daughter looks just like her! A way to connect with those who came before us and to see how we have a place in this world and a connection to the stone that caused the ripple in the pond!
Muy bueno 5/5
Muy bueno este programa, lo recomiendo
Great app 4/5
Great to use when you're on the go and want to look up a quick reference or add some information. Doesn't do everything that the full website can do though like merging duplicates.
Finding easy about the connect to many family 5/5
I'm really enjoy studying a lot about my relatives and family in this website. I sign in again because of my birthday that what I choose the wish to finding many family easy.
Ancestry Review 4/5
It's a great app, i use it to keep track of the expansion of my family
This is just wonderful!
I actually found an estranged group of family members. Just wish they gave more info in the scrolling section as you can wind up with the wrong people if you are not careful
App is OK 3/5
I find that this app crashes a lot and I can not always make it work.
I feel like a detective or something. 5/5
I love this.
Great app, need improvements. 4/5
It's a great app, the issue comes when you are finding people especially women with their maiden name and focus on the husband's last name. I'd suggest to add an option to only find the women's maiden name instead of the husband's last name.
I entered in my kit March 5 2017 and now it's April 23 2017 and nothing but the good news is I get a lot of updates.
I take my family everywhere now! 5/5
I love the Ancestry app and I use it all the time. It's a great tool to have at your fingertips. Now when I'm with family I only have to use my iPhone to show them my research and don't have to be near a computer or drag my laptop out. It compliments the online version nicely.
Do not like the update 2/5
By Johnny Money
I can't stand to be promoted over and over and over again for my password. Almost want to quit using the app do to the change. It's a shame as the app was making steps forward. Would be four stars if it wasn't for the password change.
Awesome companion 5/5
I really like this APP and have used it on my Iphone and then also on my IPAD for many years. It was very useful when traveling to Croatia to visit relatives and submitting information vs on my laptop. I also travel very frequently domestically and use it extensively while traveling. Oh and I failed to mention on those sleepless nights out on the couch for hours. With all the hints available it's easy to build a database of family, facts, pictures, etc. Very useful for enjoyment of others for generations to come.
Love this app!!! So easy to add photos to my family tree 😊. Never could do it so quickly on the computer so I wouldn't. Now I keep up to date. Great companion to the computer program. It syncs, so no problem with whether I add or change info on the app or on the computer.
So easy to use!
Opening a new world in me.
Great App 5/5
By Phil arnitz
Love it. Easy to navigate.
Useful but needs improving 3/5
I have a love/ hate relationship with this site. I love finding my ancestors when I can but it has been difficult at best. Some records I paid for that I couldn't view beforehand turned out to be trash. I wish they had more options for searches. Some names get duplicated if you are not careful. I used to be able to pay for a single record but they have taken away this option. I would rather pay for a single record than a 6 month subscription. I have written to them and they said they would look into it. And they replied I'm sorry but they have changed things.
Great app 5/5
Great reference on the go 5/5
By Obsessed Miner
If you're researching and reviewing hints, get on a computer and go through the website. If you're on the go and family or friends have questions though, or if your aunt so-and-so is telling family stories again, the Ancestry app is a great reference and option for quick simple entries.
Not a fan of the update.... 2/5
If you are going to make us enter the password each time we open the app, can you at least add fingerprint scanner support.
Limited functionality 1/5
Limited functionality backed by the same issues plaguing the browser version. Worse yet, the app version has an inconsistent view of broken hints as compared with the browser version. Broken hints are hint records that have no usable link to a record, with no way to clear the hint. The app says there is one such hint, the browser version says the same tree has four.
Searching from the app yields vastly different results, and not all that relevant. Usually have to use the browser version to do any real work with searches.
App will not remember my preference is to view my tree in the horizontal orientation. Since I detest the vertical view, it is frustrating to have to manually switch the view each time the app is started.
Great app 5/5
Ancestry is a very good app. I have been using it for several years and have obtained such amazing information.
Dot B 4/5
By Colorado Dott
I like the app but after the last update I have to put my password every time I use it. My iPad can't save my password.
Still trying to find my way around 4/5
By DR PUH
I think this is a great app but I am just now finding my way.
Password Access 4/5
While I am thoroughly enjoying the Ancestry app, I am hopeful that in the very near future you allow touch ID access for an easier transition to the app!
Great for a quick review 4/5
Great app for a quick review of the activity on my family tree. I do not use the app as my go to when I have serious Ancestry research to do.i think that one is better off getting on a computer with a large screen to accomplish anything.
I simply don't see this a my main place to work on my rather lengthily family tree.
Over all Ancestry has been a great resource. I have been a member for many years. I think at least 8 by now.
Fining my family!!! 4/5
Love the app not crazy about paying for the app.
I love this app. It's worth the money.
Nice app 5/5
Really cool 5/5
Every new relative a whole new experience, really awesome sensations
Love the app 4/5
By '81 member
Used the DNA test. Hopefully my closest match family members will reply to my requests for information. Their trees are locked.
Better than website 5/5
By iVI Rating
The app is very handy for reviewing hints. Also the app give easier access to records per person. Very good. I am glad that 8 places on my phone.
Very handy 5/5
This app work very well. Works as well if not better than the online version. Easier and faster to load pics and docs than the online web program.