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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 7.5.1

New fact detail view makes it quicker and easier to:
• Customize timeline facts.
• Edit LifeStory narratives.
• View sources and media on a single screen.
• Attach and remove sources and media from facts.


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Customer Reviews

Whoever is reading the reviews; thank you.

Since the last update, I'm not automatically crashing. Now for all of us bad sighted old people, on the phone and the watch and the iPad Pro, when I add a hint I need the numbers for the updates to be less "grayed" out. I have to keep getting out a Sherlock Holmes spyglass in order to see that it says 1,2,3, or whatever's in zero updates. I can't see the difference between a zero and the numbers. Same with my laptop, when you gray (BLACK O. UT) out the background, I can't remember the middle names and dates of birth and it's grayed out, I can't look past the hint to see what is open on the screen, and the black behind it, to see the original entry for comparison.

And I still need more scrolling capability on the phone and the iPad to hunt/scroll through 66 or 72 hints. I Don't really want to use my 74th great-grandmothers half adopted sister hints. I'm looking for closer blood relations' hints.

When do I get an Apple TV app? Because of my bad eyes I tried to airplay onto the TV. It came up so small on my laptop I couldn't even see it anymore and kind of small huge TV. It wasn't terribly helpful. I'm helping you to pursue perfection. 😃

Oh, I also need a way to search for duplicates; on line, other then hit and miss.

Relationship status needs changed

Thanks to this app I am discovering a Giant Sequoia of a Family Tree, but I notice when two branches lead back to the same ancestor, my relationship does not default to great-grandmother/father, but to a great-aunt/uncle status or to a cousin status. Can you please update this to default to the DIRECT line or to show BOTH relationships. I have so many people in my direct tree, almost 1000, and it is really hard to follow without having to count back generations manually.
Many thanks!!! Seriously, I couldn't have done this without you! :)

Great App to find out about your ancestry

Great and simple way to research on your family history anywhere and anytime. Well done application with connection to many different historical databases. One of the best features being that you can review other family trees containing one same name that when validated by you can easily be added to your own family tree. This allows you to import great work done by other members of the connected databases.

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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.5.1
  • Size: 114 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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