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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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
• Explore your ethnic origins with AncestryDNA

Start your journey by choosing a subscription:
U.S. Discovery Membership: $19.99 per month
World Explorer Membership: $34.99 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 8.8.3

Introducing a new and improved design for your ancestor's profile pages:
- Easier access to profile content ( LifeStory, Sources, Family, Gallery & Notes).
- Added swiping gestures to open, close, and navigate between the content on the profile.
- A new menu with easier access to person profile options.
- Added full birth and death information front and center.
- iOS 11 minor improvements.


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Customer Reviews

New Update

The latest update has almost made the ancestry app not worth the effort. It is extremely BUGGY..information jerking down the page...causing much more difficulty and frustration when trying to add hints to an ancestor. The new layout with multiple pages makes a process that was normally seamless long and arduous. I have been a member for years, and pay a high monthly premium for your service and have had an incredibly wonderful experience with your app. I would hate to have to go to another service. Is there is anyway to put back the previous version, which was quick, efficient, and very user friendly. Sometimes it’s not always necessary to try to improve on something when it’s literally just fine the way it is.

My grandfather

With this app I found out way more than I could ever imagine. And now I'm trying to solve the family mystery and find out who my grandfather's father was. On my mother side the same issue my mother never knew her father. Let me tell you that mystery has been solved. And the history behind my family is just amazing. Are you at all to the person who gave me the DNA test as a gift. And ancestry! Love the app!

New features bring Poor Performance

The most recent update was downloaded to my iPad today. I have some mixed feelings about the new layout and interface. While I can see benefit in the new design I can’t help but wonder if it will be more difficult for those with poor eyesight to use.

The most frustrating part of the new update is the poor (sluggish) performance. This is particularly evident when trying to scroll the results returned from a search. Hopefully this will be recognized and remedied quickly.

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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: 8.8.3
  • Size: 185 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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