• Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Current Version: 11.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 222.02 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 98,641 Ratings


Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. View our Terms and Conditions at View our privacy policy at



  • Keeping track of family!

    By markebauer
    I loved the convenience of this app! I love being able to bring up this app anywhere to show to extended relatives. It’s so convenient to add more and more info!
  • Very handy to update

    By ronindoman
    works well on my IPad and is easy to update.
  • Question

    By Dmshe
    If I have entered someone into my tree and have mistakenly put them into wrong place i.e. put a person in as a spouse instead of a son, if I delete them in one place can I put them in correct place or does deleting mean I can’t re-enter hint?
  • Found a few family members I didn’t know existed

    By lovincouple
    Great opportunity to find out where you came from and what national heritage you share with others
  • Hints Amiss

    By wscribe
    The app offers two classifications for hints - Best and Latest. Just wondering how they classify a hint as Best given that my apparently top rated Best hint is for an eighth great uncle in whom I have zero interest. In a related issue, the app provides hints for the most outlandish potential indirectly related ancestors (example - paternal grandmother of spouse of eighth great grandmother). Is there anyone out there that keeps that expansive of a tree? Lastly, I must question the artificial or otherwise intelligence of how some hints are assigned to individuals. Earlier today I was working on an ancestor who lived 1530 to 1601 in England. One of the hints applied to someone with the same name who was divorced in Florida during the 1950s. Now, to be fair to the app, it was just mirroring what the website reports, but if this is one’s primary means of tracking one’s family tree, it’s multiple unnecessary and false positive hints increase the difficulty.
  • Nina

    By Ninic12
    Love this app.
  • Family information at a touch

    By lmgovea
    A great way to keep up with the family as it grows and a wonderful way of finding our family that came before and sharing that with our next generation. Enjoy discussing family history and with this app information is only a touch away on my phone and tablet.
  • Still enjoying genealogy AND Ancestry..

    By makklk
    Been a part of Ancestry for more yrs than I can count!!! Still loving it. Keep going team.!!! 👍🤩
  • Problems with update

    By bskvjs
    I have not been able to access Ancestry since this update. I try to go in but the only thing that opens is a screen wanting me to set up a new tree. If I open AncestryDNA I can access my tree, but it is an all version and runs very slow. Thank you for your response. I don’t know why but it working now, after trying it numerous times I can again access my tree through Ancestry. Before I could only access it by going into AncestryDNA and when I would access the tree from there, it was an older version and ran very slow. I only gave it a 3 star rating since I have not had a chance to use it since I have able to finally access it. I have been using Ancestry for many years and have never had a problem before. I have my problems but they are due to my lack of knowledge on how to use some of the features. Thank you
  • Family Tree won’t download

    By SilverSage3
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