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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.6.2

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

This is a first class app. It has continued to develop over the months and is now approaching the functionality of the browser version. I pleased to see that the app itself can now handle searches and some editing of search criteria. If you need to use the more sophisticated criteria you can dip into the web version at any time. Any changes made to your tree are instantly synchronised between browser and app screens. The search hints in the Timeline are very useful. I hope development of the app continues.

Good but could be better

Very easy to use and looks good on the iPad. Often crashes at crucial moments 'ancestry is unavailable at the moment'...... and then you have to remember where/who you were working on later on. It would be helpful if you could tag people by occupation and location for the times when you want to look someone up but can't remember their name! It would be great if you could reduce the tree size down so that you could view more on the page at once .

Nice complement to web version

It's nice to have everything synced and accessible (although I don't plan to store my tree on ancestry forever). For those who have a subscription it provides a neat and succinct add on for the web version. 'Search for records' takes centre stage (it's slightly hidden in the web version) and the visual hints interface is also a great improvement in terms of speed and usability.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.6.2
  • Size: 104 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. Just this record£1.49
  4. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£0.79
  5. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£1.49
  6. UK Worldwide£18.99
  7. Birth, Marriage & Death £1.49
  8. Just this record£0.79
  9. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£1.49
  10. Census or Voter List Record£1.49