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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.11.1

We've found and addressed a specific bug that had a significant impact on a small number of users. This bug prevented the app from properly reflecting changes made in app or on the website. If you are seeing this behavior and this update does not resolve your issue please reach out to us via the feedback link in the settings tab.


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Customer Reviews

Great app, apart from minor bugs

I think that this is a brilliant app, however it is if course reliant on the accuracy of information on the ancestry website which the user has entered. It is also very biased towards US data so will sometimes display inaccurate information. I love the fact that you can quickly navigate the family tree and the app tries to add other relevant information from the Internet and also has search facilities available.
Overall I think that it's a great app, just falling short in some areas, but hopefully it will improve with more updates.

Excellent app

I downloaded the app as soon as I bought my first iPhone and it was good then and has been improved since then. I have two family trees and is easy to swap between them and add new information at any time. Family gatherings is a great place to load it up and add new details from other people.


I have used it for years and it continues to improve. It's easy to swap between trees, upload photos and certificates and is very visual. Occasionally need to swap to Find My Past, Scotland's People or smaller record repositories like Durham Records on Line etc., for UK records which don't show up on Ancestry. Apart from that it is a fantastic resource.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.11.1
  • Size: 111 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. Just this record£1.49
  3. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£0.79
  4. Just this record£0.79
  5. UK Worldwide£18.99
  6. Birth, Marriage or Death Record£0.79
  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