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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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

Start your journey by choosing a subscription:
UK Essentials Membership: £10.99 per month
UK Premium Membership: £12.99 per month
UK Worldwide Membership: £18.99 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 6.6

New tree tools make it easy to browse and update your family tree.
—Tap a person in your tree to access their full profile.
—Tap and hold to reveal options to edit a profile, add family, or adjust the tree view.


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Customer Reviews

Great app! Only 1 problem!

I love this app, I use it almost daily. It's great to see your family tree develop when you add new information (a lot I wouldn't have found if it weren't for the hints provided) only problem that I see with the app is that you can't see the "member tree" hints that you can get on the website. I sometimes find this a bit of a pain because it tells me that a person has a hint but when I look there's nothing there unless I go through the website. If I could see these on the app it would be perfect as I have very limited use of a computer/laptop and do almost all of it through the app!

What's all the fuss about

I've been looking at Ancestry for a few years and thought I would give it a go, well what a load of rubbish. After 4 hours of me doing all the work it finally suggests a hint, nope that's not my wife, that person lives over 3000 miles away how did it even make that connection. The app is ok but for £12 per month subscription I've got nothing that I didn't know already. It's not that clear, should I use birth names or other names, do I give my place of birth or where I live,,,,it's just vague. Now I'm off to cancel the subscription.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 6.6
  • Size: 99.7 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. UK Premium£12.99
  2. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£0.79
  3. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£0.79
  4. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£1.49
  5. Just this record£1.49
  6. UK Worldwide£18.99
  7. Birth, Marriage & Death £1.49
  8. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£1.49
  9. Just this record£0.79
  10. Census or Voter List Record£1.49