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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 7.7.2

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Great for on the fly cloud based additions to your tree

If you associate a hint/record to someone from your family tree incorrectly, there does not seem to be a way to undo it. Also, if you upload more than one photo to a person on your family tree, the app does not seem to have a way to designate a particular photo as the default photo displayed in the family tree. I have 5 photos on one family member for example and I want to select the most recent photo upload as the photo displayed in the tree, but its not possible. The app is great but can be better.

Also, would be nice to be able to search other people's family trees on the app.

Update bad and dangerous to your tree

I seem to write reviews when Ancestry screws up an update. The Sept 30th 2016 is a VERY bad version. Constantly spins and then fails to update. Unusable when an action literally stalls for 1-2 minutes and then fails. Retries sometimes work, but I'd say 1 in 5 transactions actually goes through.

Previous review (these issues appear to be resolved):

I've been using this app for several years now. It has its ups and downs, but this latest version is a new low. Not only does it crash often, but it leaves out random facts. Yes, while the tree has the facts, this app does not download them. In several cases I thought the facts were truly missing and added them. Upon adding, the app decides to read all of the existing facts and ignores what I've added. Very poor testing! And yes, I've re-downloaded the entire tree several times....

Bad Update

Your last app update has issues!
I have not been able to navigate the site for more than a few minutes for at least the last week before receiving the messages over and over that information cannot be accessed at this time. It's up, then; it's down. I have tried restarting, fully shutting down, or going into airplane mode with no success to fix the problem. Your loyal members are paying their monthly fees and not receiving the product as promised. Please fix your app for everyone as soon as possible.
This is the worst it has been since last years update.
I will contact someone in support if the issues are still not addressed in the next 24 hours.

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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 7.7.2
  • 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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