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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.9.1

• Multitask with Split View—work on the Ancestry app alongside a second app on the same screen.
• Family events—See details from key events like a sibling’s birth or marriage to a spouse, featured in the context of your ancestor’s life.
• Easily customize your timeline preferences and now your web settings automatically transfer to the app.


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Customer Reviews

Great app

This app is great for family history but can be a little frustrating when searching names as it gives you a lot of names that not exactly what you want then says there are no matches for the name you know is a person living or past so it's a bit hit and miss at times it's not as easy as it looks to sort your family tree out


I use this all the time. Its great when out and about being able to show others, or giving access to stuff when at record offices. Visit at least once a day and new stuff is always arriving to add to my family. Great tool keep up the good work and keep updates coming.

Cannot add or delete relatives

Please fix this. I wish I had not updated. It will not delete relatives or accept any changes.
I do not care about adding siblings full details to each ancestor. I only wish to see important dates which I MYSELF add. You have clouded the issue. Please revert to what worked as this does not. It is changing males to females and I cannot change them back.
I have complained already.
I am really fed up.
I have put hours of work into this.
Why change what did not need changing.
I was happy before.
One fix that would be useful is seeing hints that are relative not 100's or 1,000's of useless
Another fix that would be useful would to be able to ignore hints that are not relative instead of going straight to purchase.
Very frustrating. No one is going to buy something that is not relative.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.9.1
  • Size: 107 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.

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Top In-App Purchases

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