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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 8.1

Here are the latest updates in Version 8.1:
• Zoom in on a record to see clearer details than ever before.
• The Today Extension has been updated with new graphics and functionality.

We’ve also squashed some bugs and made general improvements.

Thanks for being part of the Ancestry Family!


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Customer Reviews

Love this app as an add on to regular site

Super fast and helpful, like yelling 'copy' and having someone appear out of nowhere at your beck and call. Possible to see all your ancestors in list form, with a fast entry to clean something up, or you can see if you've picked up a duplicate and eliminate it in the regular Ancestry program. All recent hints have a page of their own. Like that it is right on the iPad desktop, can open quickly without a sign-in screen when I need to show someone what I've done on an entry. It's helped me become familiar with dates of birth and death, couldn't memorize it using just the Ancestry software...not that I couldn't page to find a list, this is quicker, no "page turning'. Plus, it's instant proof of what I've can overdo it with the name Mary folks....four daughters, four first-name Mary's, see it on the list. Great fun, all of this. Would never have had this level of interest if it were not as wonderfully fast, which makes it super engaging on that basis alone.

Family Connections

I have been using Ancestry for 10+ years. They make a point of asking users their opinions for improvements. Upgrades are always effective in helping users improve their research skills and the results. I had my DNA registered and it resulted in some fabulous research results, not just ethnicity. Hooked up with some cousins through the DNA and it is such a rewarding feeling that other family members, you never knew, had the same questions about their/our ancestry. I would recommend that if you want to research/connect to your family history, use Ancestry. You must have patience.

Awesome App

Other Family Tree programs I have used are cumbersome and slow to enter data & pictures so are easily left unused. Ancestry App is quick & easy. I especially like adding a family portrait or reunion picture for ALL family members at one time rather than being forced to enter the same picture for each person.
I do have a problem changing erroneous parents without deleting the individual and starting over with that person. I thought at one time I saw a way to do it but even in "HELP" I lost how it's done.

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  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 8.1
  • Size: 168 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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