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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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

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What's New in Version 8.2

Here are some of the latest updates you’ll enjoy in Version 8.2:
• We have made serious improvements to security, specifically on our backend with Sign Up & Sign In. Your Security & Privacy remain a top priority here at Ancestry!
• The Image & Record Viewer just keeps getting better and better. Go zoom in on a record to get a taste of that crisp detail.
• As always, we fixed some pesky bugs and made some overall improvements to the app.

Thanks for being part of the Ancestry Family!


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Customer Reviews

Useful but needs improving

I have a love/ hate relationship with this site. I love finding my ancestors when I can but it has been difficult at best. Some records I paid for that I couldn't view beforehand turned out to be trash. I wish they had more options for searches. Some names get duplicated if you are not careful. I used to be able to pay for a single record but they have taken away this option. I would rather pay for a single record than a 6 month subscription. I have written to them and they said they would look into it. And they replied I'm sorry but they have changed things.

Awesome companion

I really like this APP and have used it on my Iphone and then also on my IPAD for many years. It was very useful when traveling to Croatia to visit relatives and submitting information vs on my laptop. I also travel very frequently domestically and use it extensively while traveling. Oh and I failed to mention on those sleepless nights out on the couch for hours. With all the hints available it's easy to build a database of family, facts, pictures, etc. Very useful for enjoyment of others for generations to come.

So neat!

It's so exciting to see that leaf appear and to know a connection to your Heritage has been made! I've found pictures of relatives that no one knew existed, making it possible to put a face to the name! I found out that I'm related to Betty Davis and my daughter looks just like her! A way to connect with those who came before us and to see how we have a place in this world and a connection to the stone that caused the ripple in the pond!

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  • Version: 8.2
  • Size: 179 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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