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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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.

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What's New in Version 6.4.1

This update should fix the crashes that might have affected you if you were using version 6.4. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.


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Customer Reviews


Update: after not trying to use it for a while (see below), I updated it with the most recent "fix", hoping that it was now better. Nope. It still tries to update continuously. It tells me to do other stuff while it updates (for a half hour) in the background but when I return to the app to use it, it starts an entirely new update from scratch.

I used to love this app because it was a portable tree that I could open anywhere to quickly find a relative or fact. Now it's completely unusable. Every time I open it, it says it needs to update, warns me it will take a while (tho kindly tells me I can do something else while waiting)...and then takes forever. When I try to use the updates, it took so long that it tells me it needs to update again! And there's NO WAY TO STOP IT from updating! I can't find a name, see a leaf, or anything. It won't stop updating. I'm going to uninstall.

Back on the mark!

After a couple of usability and hint latency glitches experienced in the last two upgrade cycles that caused me to write an unfavorable review, Ancestry's iPad application is again responsive, pleasurable to use, and is performing extremely well.

Response to user feedback by Ancestry’s Product Manager for Mobile Apps and their iOS Test Engineer have been productive, professional, and highly engaged--world class based on my professional experience working with major international IT vendors. They are to be commended for their service excellence.

Areas for ongoing improvement include removal of the character masking within searches/hints that impair vetting of "hits" in the unregistered guest version as well as consistency in the behavior of external linking to burial websites between the newer search function and the hints function.

Overall, an exemplary app top in its category!

Great mobile tool

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.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.4.1
  • Size: 80.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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