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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 8.7

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Pretty good for an app

This app of course doesn't have all the full features of the ancestry website, but in a pinch gives you access to the basic functions. It's great for passing time while waiting, but also good for alerting you to new leaves to research. Wish it would have more controls to change when you get duplicates. Some things have be to be done with computer version. Otherwise quite handy to have.

Giving another review about a year after downloading app. There has been improvements to the app that have been quite helpful. Thanks for the continuous improvements. Also like that I can take scan photos directly into my tree. Great app!

What's lost is found!

So much of my mother's family history was unknown because of her parents and grandparents choice to live in the preset. Ancestry has allowed me to find all she had ever hoped for and so much more! It has enriched all of our lives knowing about the people who came before us and the experiences they went through. Every time on, there are more hints, documents and other artifacts that build a more complete picture of who they were, which then in turn enriches my understanding of who I am because of them!

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I absolutely love my app. I always have it with me. I can share info when I'm in a conversation with family or I can add new info that comes up in conversation. I recently attended a family reunion of 4th cousins I had never met. I had them in my family tree, so it made it much easier to figure out who they were and our relation. I've shared many screen shots of family trees with others, so they could figure out how they fit into the family.

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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 8.7
  • Size: 184 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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