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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.11.1

We've found and addressed a specific bug that had a significant impact on a small number of users. This bug prevented the app from properly reflecting changes made in app or on the website. If you are seeing this behavior and this update does not resolve your issue please reach out to us via the feedback link in the settings tab.


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Customer Reviews

A wonderful way to find your history

I have used this app for five years on iPhones, iPads and computers. I have never had to start over or "new" because you log in. I love this app for several reasons the first being I have learned so much about the heroes in my family. I can see the struggles, how wars have affected family members. I found living relatives I never knew. The only problem I have is that duplicates form too easily even if you are careful and the process to fix the tree is lengthy. Every update has made corrections easier to do. You can add pictures, obits notes and they automatically add historical facts to make your ancestors come to life.

Convenient with a few bugs

I prefer this interface to using the new Ancestry on the desktop. However, sometimes I see duplicates have been added with a hint or nothing is added at all. The latest update seems to have cut down on that significantly though. One suggestion would be to add the ability to scroll to see multiples pages on the record hints. Sometimes I want to view the next page and have to go to desktop version to do so. Also, to be able to narrow the search to a certain area would be helpful. But overall, it is user friendly and I like that I can access my DNA page as well.

LOVE this app!!!

While you can't do everything with the app that you can on a desktop, I can't tell you how many times I have pulled up the app at family reunions, weddings and funerals and helped everyone trace who is related to who and update information right there on the spot.

There have even been many times that I have worked off of the desktop and the app at the same time, allowing me to edit one person while viewing the profile of another.

I cannot say enough good things about this app and I would be lost without it!

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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: 6.11.1
  • Size: 111 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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