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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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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 7.8

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

New version

I enjoy the app and I have found it to be helpful. I miss the numbers that used to be there to show the name of my ancestors on the maps. That was the best thing that I've seen on the site, but it's gone now that the app has been working on the way it is now.
I'm hoping for a similar link to be added to this app which will bring back the number and name of the ancestor on the map.
I really like the pedigree map. But, again wish that the name was there to show that the place they came from was indicated by a number or another way to show them on the map. The current water marks on the map show the area but doesn't show the ancestor that came from the area by name. This is a lose not a gain.
Overall, this is a very good app and I love it.
Would be five stars if the changes I've mentioned weren't lost by the upgrade.

Have Ancestry Will Travel

Although you still need a computer, the Ancestry app makes it possible to have Ancestry with me at all times. I use it daily as I have my morning coffee. I use it while I am waiting for appointments or have just a couple of minutes to work on it. It is easy to use, but it doesn't do everything that I can do on my computer.

Great experience

Easy to use and improvements seem come fairly regularly. There's still lots I would like to see, but all of the basics are there. The main missing pieces for me are:

- Alt name and fact display
- Paging through source documents (when they are multi page)
- Specify alt relationships

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.8
  • Size: 175 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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