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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.5.4

• Now available for Apple Watch with special features.
• Enhanced search results with optimized matching.
• Quick access to saved records in search results.
• Option to delete trees within the app settings.
• Bug fixes and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Great mini-genealogy program

Update 6.5.4
Like the app but this version freezes, can't cancel, go to previous screen.,even restarting phone doesn't help. Won't save editing changes- hit 'done' and it goes back to previous error filled notes. Not ready for prime time. The concessions to Watch users are NOT useful to other users. /May 2015
Version after 7.0.6 phone update: Dislike pop culture events MESSING UP the timelines.* Please make them optional. *1930's Refrigerators!! WHO CARES?! This is NOT part of my genealogy notes.

Previous edition easy to look at, helpful for taking/viewing notes.
But Earlier version:
5 stars
Nice for browsing relationships and documents when not at my computer, so is portable. I can always find something to add to my research, when I have a moment.
The Congratulations screen is one extra step I don't find useful. Maybe have a different response to confirm on previous data entered without going to a whole extra screen and me having to click it to continue working. It's time consuming.
Like the app and the website especially for Census research. Great!

Great Collaboration

This has been a big help in working with Family Search programs to find information about family members and to make corrections. These corrections from many different record sources help make research for others easier. What a great tool for making links and getting to know family members in the past better.

This should be a big help to all that use it. They are always making the process better with the collaborations with others.


Support =Zero

The app stopped taking any updates or edits about a week ago. I get a pop up that says that Ancestry is unavailable. I know this isn't a problem for everyone because friends of mine have functional trees. I submitted help requests through the app and got no response so I called customer service. That was useless, with the rep finally suggesting I just use my browser because he can't offer support for the app at all. It's odd that the app is where I found the support number if that's the case.

It's frustrating and Ancestry seems to have very little concern about fixing it. I don't have to use Family Tree Maker or Ancestry for my tree, so hopefully they start offering me a functional product.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.5.4
  • Size: 94.4 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. U.S. Discovery$19.99
  2. Birth, Marriage or Death Record$0.99
  3. World Explorer$34.99
  4. Birth, Marriage or Death Record$0.99
  5. Census or Voter List Record$1.99
  6. Census or Voter List Record$1.99
  7. Census or Voter List Record$1.99
  8. School, Directory or Church History Record$0.99
  9. School, Directory or Church History Record$0.99
  10. Just this record$0.99