• Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Current Version: 8.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 175.86 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 58,778 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Ancestry App Ratings: 4
Based on 58,778 App Reviews

Ancestry iOS App Details

Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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. View our Terms and Conditions at View our privacy policy at


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iOS App Reviews

  • So buggy!

    By Torbonii
    I didn't used to have problems with the apps, so they were my preferred method of Ancestry use. But now, as with most of my web experiences with Ancestry, this stupid app is SO buggy! I can't even log in on the apps on my iPhone or iPad. I can, however, log in on the site so I know my password is correct and that that is not the issue. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the apps. Still didn't work. The website on Safari, too is crap. I tried to reset my password just on the off chance that could somehow help but it won't even let me submit the new passwords because the "save" button does nothing! I had to go into Chrome on my iPad (which worked fine) to get the change to take. Why am I spending so much for this membership if the tools provided to help with my tree don't even work correctly?!
  • Scam

    By under_handed_crap_alert
    This seems nice but their goal is to scam you out of your money. They don't notify you when payment will be due so that they can make sure you don't stop the subscription. Be carful their goal is to scam you out of your money not provide a genuine service.
  • Limited functionality

    By Jj5365
    Limited functionality backed by the same issues plaguing the browser version. Worse yet, the app version has an inconsistent view of broken hints as compared with the browser version. Broken hints are hint records that have no usable link to a record, with no way to clear the hint. The app says there is one such hint, the browser version says the same tree has four. Searching from the app yields vastly different results, and not all that relevant. Usually have to use the browser version to do any real work with searches. App does not respect resource limits on a smaller iPad. It uses more and more available memory. Need a way to off load less used portions of a big tree. This hog also seems to fragment memory, so you lose even more available memory than it says it is using. App said it was using over a gig of memory, but after deleting and a memory scan was able to recover over a gig more of wasted space. I want a portable way to access my Ancestry tree, but this app Seriously Needs Work!
  • Great App

    By Damgerous_Type
    Love the app, especially the Hints. I've learned so much about my heritage, wether it be finding new relatives or dismissing rumored ancestral lines.
  • Excellent

    By JunnyD
    So far so great!
  • I have my family back generations

    By Mindtrist
    I have my family marked back to the early 1800s. THIS APP IS AWESOME😀😀😀
  • Ancestry

    By gameplayerjs
    This is a really easy to use app. And I love it
  • Great app!

    By marsha did this
    I'm very impressed that I found so much with just a little information. The app has found stuff even I wasn't aware of. Still learning and searching. It's going to take time but I'm ready!
  • Leafs

    By Lazzzydayz1
    Why do I have to pay for the leaf on ancestors that are mine?
  • Great

    By jskaggs93
    Best app ever. Instead of waisting my time playing phone games I enjoy building my tree. It is a much better use of my time. It is the perfect thing to do whenever I have a bit of spare time.