Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 Ancestry.com 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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Ratings and Reviews
Great Idea, Horrible Execution
So many bugs, I don’t have time to write them down or attempt to explain them, just believe me when I tell you, You Will Be Frustrated To Distraction. The most glaring problem is the Search Function and the results it displays. I can type the exact name, year of birth and city of birth but it will give you 37,000 hints or maybe none. Another stupid thing is Adding a New Person; why you can’t just have a Add New Person button is ridiculous. You have to make a relationship to an existing person first and then edit/delete the relationship and any other relationships the program created from the fake relationship. Pointless. Last one, although there are at least 20 more things that need improved, when you try to create a relationship to an exiting person, you start by typing in a first name and it suggests everyone in you tree that has that first name, then when you type in the Surname, it ignores the first name and suggests everyone in your tree with that SURNAME. Then if you have 10 people with both the first and last name, it doesn’t allow you to examine them further to see which “John Smith” is the correct one. Oh and the Potential Father/Mother thing is a complete joke. It seems like they just suggest someone from a random tree that has a Father/Mother listed even though there is no way to examine if the person that created that tree us an imbecile or a very good genealogist. Silly program but it’s the best of the worst, so I use it.
Our family really loves this app. It’s fun and exiting finding new facts about your family. It’s incredible to see my grandmothers name on old census records. We have found lots of distant family. It was fun joking to my cousin how now we don’t have wonder if we were adopted LOL. Sometimes you can truly feel like ‘how the heck can I be related to some of the nuts in my family tree.’ Well the proof is in the pudding, there’s no denying it. One word of caution, be very careful when confirming facts LOL. Knowing that a specific member in my tree, 3 generations back was really the milk mans son, I confirmed too hastily the mom’s husband and messed up the tree starting from him back. But it’s great fun. Family secrets come alive right before your eyes. A friend found a brother she didn’t know she had because her daddy had an affair many decades back but they became close family and she attended his wedding. So see, there can be some happy endings if you are brave enough, muaaahahahaha! In our family we have a streak of white hair right in the front, which is pretty dramatic and we found a distant cousin, whom the resemblance between her and I was like WOW! So if you suspect stuff about your Kin and you are mentally prepared for the knowledge hidden within, spit in a cup, and just wait and see. Cuz you just never know, you could be related to me! Muahahahahaha!
“JUST DO IT!”
Good App, Convenient
I really appreciate the convenience of being able to do ancestry on my phone! It makes it so easy to hop on and do a few leaves between activities.
The app works well, but with a few issues. Occasionally, when trying to view something with a photo/attachment, it will say I need a paid account to view it, but usually when I go back and then click on it again, it works. Also, there are a few hints that take you to a website that you have to pay to be a member, just to see if that hint is the person in your tree (e.g. family search); I always skip those hints. Thirdly, a few hints always mess up no matter how many times you try to accept them; it just says something went wrong; try again later. (I’ve noticed this with newspaper articles.)
I only give 4 stars because the census pictures only show you one page, whereas on the PC you can click to view the next page or previous page. Often the family is split between two pages, and I can’t confirm anything that is not on the page that it chooses to show me. If this were changed, I could give 5 stars, though those other problems still need addressed too.
- Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
- 226.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Ancestry
- In-App Purchases
- U.S. Discovery $19.99
- World Explorer $34.99
- U.S. Discovery $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.