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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 8.4

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Love this site and app

First most people complain about the price. What they fail to realize is people need to be paid for entering all that information in the systems. They don't magically appear. Second the other complaints I see are people that don't know how to use the app or understand how to do genealogy. These are probably the same people that don't research to make sure they have the right person and just add wrong people connecting to wrong people making it more difficult to get correct information in. The site works amazing. The app works great. For any service you are going to pay. For the life of me I can't figure out how people think everything should be free. Good job ancestry keep it up!


Please bring back the tap to expand.
If someone above my home person has siblings there's no way of knowing because there's no silhouettes. Please add silhouettes whenever there's more to a tree not just to go up or down. (I have some cousins that have kids, but there's no way of knowing because there's no mark showing it.) also when I'm on a parent of someone, their kids spouses don't show, there's not even a silhouette to that there's more, which is not a good choice. How are we as pose to navigate around easily when there's not always a marker to mark where there's more to see.

please fix all.

Discovering my roots!

I'm really enjoying looking through all of these records and finding my family's history! Just wish some of the records would load more clearly. Also wish the membership was a little cheaper. Probably won't go past the 14 day free trial.

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  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 8.4
  • Size: 182 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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