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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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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What's New in Version 6.3.1

Bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Still love it

Been using the app for 2+ years now through multiple versions. The only frustrations I have are in saving data when I get a message that "Ancestry is not available right now." Or when it sits and spins (rare and usually ends up with not available message). I use Family Tree Maker primarily to find and fix duplicates which I occasionally get. e.g. One cousin married another cousin from a different branch in the tree, so I ended up with one cousin twice. Would love to be able to find duplicates in the app.

The app handles my tree rather well, despite approaching 10,000 people in the tree. It also syncs well and easily with Family Tree Maker for work there and backup.

A commenter asked for including more entire families from census records. It's not possible before 1880 because the census records did not have family relationships. We have to guess and make assumptions. There are times I would like to speak to long dead census takers about their penmanship! I just keep a pad by my chair to write the info and hand enter it.

Love it when it works.

The website that ancestry runs in an awesome resource for finding records all in one place that could take years or research to find otherwise and I have no complaints about their services; however, the app needs work. I may be the only one who has this problem but I have it in my iPhone and my iPad. The problem I mention is that nothing will save, when I try to save something the swirling circle will appear and will spin like it's saving in an infinite loop. The record never saves and I have to hard close the app to get off the screen with the spinning save icon.

Pictures/gift cards

I have researched for years and I just found that someone put a picture of my 3rd great grand parents! My dad looks like his 2nd great grandfather. Thank you for the pictures!

I would still like to see gift cards sold at walmart for a month at a time. I know my family would buy them for me and it would give others a chance to add their families to the site. I have talk to two different people who don't want to use their credit cards. This would be their answer. $20 a month how could you go wrong?

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Jan 20, 2015
  • Version: 6.3.1
  • Size: 76.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Operations Inc.

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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