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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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

Ancestry App Applauds!!!!

WOW! This is one of my favorite apps. "Thank You" is the least that I can say! It seems so much easier to learn and use. The other night I could hardly put it down after 6 hrs of delightful work on my iPad; with the Ancestry App's help, I moved one ancestry line 400 yrs into the past to reach 1008 AD. I was in tears to learn how important my family is in history. I am so proud and happy and cannot wait to share. Not only is this App fun, rewarding, challenging and encompassing; it gives me a specific history with a definite sense of uniqueness and individuality that also seems to intertwine endlessly and globally until we get the big picture of humanity.
I sincerely recommend the Ancestry App with all of the stars in the night sky!!!


I've been working on our family history since the 1990's. Then, I had to read through pages upon pages of microfilm to try to find family members in census records. Rensselaer County, New York was misery. Large county. Lots of people -- even in the 19th century. This app doesn't have that problem. It sends me hints that, yes, sometimes refer me to the actual pages that I read in 1995 and made handwritten notes about. Now, instead, I have annotated entries for the family tree referencing specific census records or land records. Sometimes the app even sends me photos of, for example, gr gr gr aunt Susan, submitted by one of her descendants, who are technically, my very, very distant cousins. In any event I love this app!

Great app

I have been using this app since it first came out. The updates have made it very easy to use. The only thing that is missing is the ability to select the profile picture from an individual's available media.

I continue to be impressed with the ease of use of this app. I would recommend it to anyone interested in carrying there family history wherever they go.

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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: 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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  1. U.S. Discovery$19.99
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  6. Census or Voter List Record$1.99
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  9. School, Directory or Church History Record$0.99
  10. Just this record$0.99