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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 7.9

• iPad media viewer updated to better display records and photos.
• Bug fixes and optimizations.


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Customer Reviews

Great app for genealogy on the go

The app is great for those times when you're not able to sit down in front of a computer.

I need to report one bug fix that's needed. While in the DNA tab, if a member shares DNA with you, hAs a tree but doesn't have any tree attached to their DNA it gives you the option to select that tree and look at it. Once you select a tree, it seems to get hung up at that point. If you then attempt to see shared matches, it brings up the drop down for the tree choices again. You've had a couple of updates since this started happening and none have fixed it yet.

Ancestry on the Go

I love this app. I have it on my phone, my iPad, and my Laptop. I can keep up with my family history almost anywhere I go. In airports, hotels, everywhere there is an Internet connection. I can review Hints on the go and edit my family tree whenever I have a few minutes to pass. And, the best thing is that all of my mobile devices update themselves with any changes I make, so I don't have to worry about conflicting records. Thanks!

Convenient and easy

Ever since getting this app, I've been able to do so much more research. I can now sit in the recliner and work on my iPad very quickly, comfortably, and easily. And then it syncs with all of my other devices and online ancestry tree. It's very easy to do searches, make corrections, add information, save documents, and review what I've got or need. I wish I'd had this app since I started working on genealogy 30 years ago!

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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: 7.9
  • Size: 174 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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