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Discover your ancestry anytime, anywhere. Learn where you came from, who you came from, and why it matters. Not sure where to start? No problem. Tell us what you know and we’ll start the search for you. The Ancestry app puts your family history at your fingertips.

• Build your family tree and uncover long-kept secrets.
• Get hints and discover new family connections, facts, and photos.
• Share your discoveries with friends and family.

Winner of the 2013 Appy Awards!

• Redesigned look for sleeker, more intuitive use
• Build your tree faster by connecting to Facebook
• Learn about historical events that happened during the lives of your ancestors
• Preserve memories by adding photos to your tree
• Explore high-res images of historical documents and records
• Access the world’s largest online family resource with over 11 billion historical records
• Ancestry Hints help you discover new family connections by finding historical records and photos for you

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 5.2

Now get hints for stories added by other Ancestry members. Enriching your family tree was never easier.


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Customer Reviews

Great mobile tool

This app got me started with my own genealogy research, and just after a few record purchases and the online trial through their website, I've found dozens of records for ancestors I didn't know about. Great app, even better service. I now subscribe to keep working on it.

The app is missing some features the web version has—connecting with other members, other trees, and open-endedly searching historical records. Hopefully they'll find ways to add this to future versions of the app, because you don't even know from the app that there's that much more on their website.


Just downloaded this app and at first appearance it is cool. I began entering my family tree and quickly discovered that there is no way to edit what you enter. This is frustrating. When I tap on an entry that I have made, to edit it, a blank panel comes out from the side of the screen . I assume that data from the entry should appear there for information and editing purposes. However it is just a blank panel.

There is definitely a quality control issue with the app developers. Until the bugs have been fixed for. This app, I do not recommend it's use.

Helps You Do The Digging!

Digging through family history to find your roots can be hard and frustrating. Ancestry . Com has been the "Go To" site for me. I can trace my family back through five centuries of criss-crossing bloodlines that has brought me many wonderful surprises.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2014
  • Version: 5.2
  • Size: 28.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Operations Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

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

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