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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.7

Media gallery improvements make it easier than ever to get a rich, quick view of your family history.
- View photos and records at full resolution with a single tap.
- Swipe between multiple images to review quickly, details just a tap away.

Updated to support iOS9.


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Customer Reviews

Great, but could be improved

Yes, like others here, been using it for a couple of years at least. It's so handy to use, find, that l tend to add bits whilst watching TV!!
One area that would prove useful, is a full search that you can breakdown into areas. Find when searching a person for added information, tend to have lots from other countries, although l alter slider to reduce findings. Some do not show within this app, yet are there when l go onto the main site.
But it's handy to just update bits and see if others have added details that you can add.

I'm hooked! :-)

Really enjoying this app. I've been using for a couple of years now. It would be even better if you could actually see the original census forms for ancestors along with the links to the other people listed as being resident at the same address. I also use it for friends and family's trees.

Great for sharing discoveries.

This is a great app but there are loads of areas in which it could be improved.
I love it mostly for showing my family all the discoveries that I've made as its there in my phone, at the touch of a button.
However, if I'm wanting to search & do some proper work on my tree then it's impossible. My frustrations can mount until I'm forced to switch on my laptop & solve the ensuing mysteries! I do like the Hints for a quick fix though!!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.7
  • Size: 94.9 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