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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.9.1

• Multitask with Split View—work on the Ancestry app alongside a second app on the same screen.
• Family events—See details from key events like a sibling’s birth or marriage to a spouse, featured in the context of your ancestor’s life.
• Easily customize your timeline preferences and now your web settings automatically transfer to the app.


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Customer Reviews

Used to be much better

First let me say that the overall service is incredible. It is well thought out and allows you to gather a ton of information quickly. The app used to be great. But the latest versions have tried too hard to predict what you want to do and have cluttered the information unnecessarily. And it doesn't allow you to customize these "features" and turn them off. For example, the historical blurbs that are salted in each person's timeline. Also I don't want to see references about other family members in their timelines. I want the timelines to be streamlined specifically with info on that person. As well, many documents/images that I had saved in the past are no longer showing. It instead says "No image available. See indexed details below." There are several other changes that frustrate me with these newer versions. I just don't understand why they force these options on us.

Great App... Use it ALL the time!!!

I use the Ancestry app all the time to help me capture on the fly info from family members. Works great and is stable. I don't need pencil and paper to grab family history... just my phone and opportune moments with family members who I rarely see and have to take advantage of gleaning info when the moments avail themselves. Then it's all there online and on my desktop computer without any further transferring of info! Thanks!

App no longer crashes at startup

The Ancestry App was crashing at startup, but after a few adjustments to the OS and to the browser, everything is now working. The problem was probably the fault of iOS. This App is now useful as well as beautiful.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.9.1
  • Size: 107 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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Top In-App Purchases

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