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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 6.6.1

New tree tools make it easy to browse and update your family tree.
—Tap a person in your tree to access their full profile.
—Tap and hold to reveal options to edit a profile, add family, or adjust the tree view.


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Customer Reviews

Limited search functionality

The app only lets you search records for someone who is already in your tree. You can't do an ad hoc search for John Doe unless you have John Doe in your family tree. I see no logical reason for this, and it limits the app's usefulness as a serious research tool. Search functionality in the full web version is far more robust. Aside from that, the app is a good piece of work, and viewing/adding a person's family members is slicker than on the website.

Nothing but problems!!!

First I have used Ancestry and Family Tree Maker for 20+ years BUT the iPhone/iPad app is awful!!! Crashes, when I try to enter data, then it stores the data to the wrong person with no way to delete it thru the app if it does not crash!! Not enough thought has gone into the app to really make it useful and convenient. I agree with another rater and if the CEO allows this app to be released like this, then that person should be demoted to mail room clerk!!!! Change is not always for the better..... Just make it stable and leave it alone!

Updates not helpful

Review is for recent changes. I've used this app for a long time. The new tap to show tree makes it slower and cumbersome -- I don't like it.

Added after July 3 update: I do not see any improvement over last update which I feel broke the app. Why not allow user to just opt to see tree via a single click? I honestly don't use the app any more.

Addionally the ability to remove a so-called photo as main photo is gone. I accidentally accepted a hint that was a photo of a teensy tiny document and had to go boot up a computer to get rid of it.

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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 6.6.1
  • Size: 99.8 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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