Ancestry: Family History & DNA 4+

Genealogy, Ethnicity & Stories

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Explore who and where you came from through photos, stories, historical records, and so much more— even your ethnicity and family communities if you’ve taken an AncestryDNA® test. And with just one relative’s name, you can start to discover your family history anytime, anywhere with Ancestry®, the top genealogy app*.

Why you’ll love to discover your family story using the Ancestry® app:
• View your family tree, search and add new family members, upload photos, and share stories - all with just a few taps
• With a free trial or paid subscription easily access more than 30 billion records, photos, and more
• The dynamic Discover feed lets you review, dismiss, and save your discoveries and hints for later
• Activate your AncestryDNA® kit and view your ethnicity results
• See your DNA matches and compare your results with them
• Learn even more about your family story when you combine your tree with your DNA results
• Preserve your history with your own personalized family tree
• Collaborate with friends and family - it couldn’t be easier
• Our modern layout design makes it even easier for you to explore
• Discover stories, photos, and records about your ancestors with Ancestry Hints®
• Personal traits. Add Traits to your DNA results to see how your genes could influence 35+ fitness, nutrient, sensory and appearance traits.

Free Features:
• Build a family tree
• Search the census records and access more than 1.1 billion free records
• Receive hints based on your tree
• Scan or upload your own family pictures
• Receive messages from Ancestry members
• See your ancestors' life stories on a map

Available with an optional free trial or subscription:
• View more than 30 billion records.
• Use Ancestry Hints® to learn about ancestors
• Find pictures of your family
• Discover new relatives
• Unrestricted messaging

iPhone and iPad Features:
• Curious about your family tree? Simply look up a relative's name, discover their story, and then share it with your loved ones
• Remember the high school years by finding yearbook photos to share with your close family and friends, all with just one quick tap
• Review your personalized hints
• Add photos, hints, or ancestor stories and watch your personalized family tree grow
• Watch Ancestry Academy Videos that get you started with genealogy research
• Easily upload or scan photos and add facts or stories to your family tree
• Learn about historical events that affected your ancestors’ lives.

Apple Watch Features:
• Get on-this-day alerts for events from your family history.

Download the Ancestry Family History & DNA app to start exploring your heritage and more, today!

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What’s New

Version 16.3

Request media from family members even if they don't have an Ancestry account.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37.1K Ratings

37.1K Ratings

timatito ,

Finding my family of the past and present

I have managed to find many lines of family since I joined Ancestry. Yes you have to learn your way about, but I just took one step at a time. Asking questions with some of the groups on Facebook. One of the most useful tools on Ancestry is looking at other members trees that include someone from my tree. By contacting these members with the message part of the site, there is much information to be had. Even finding family photographs that I had never seen. I have contacted a few 2nd cousins who I now talk to on the phone gaining some amazing family stories and character references. I have been paying £20 per month, which for me is quite a bit, but I got so much good information that I would not have gained from just buying certificates (which are just as important). I am able to cancel the subscription and start it up at a later date which helps with my budget. Great job Ancestry 5 Stars 👌

Pat Stevens ,


I believe through alleged first hand experience that some alleged Hertfordshire Constabulary police officers are allegedly appearing to allegedly hack my alleged ancestry account and allegedly alter the privacy settings of one’s alleged tree. Therefore allegedly and potentially altering one’s human right and need for privacy.
However I am also a victim of alleged domestic abuse & an adult child of a dependent alcoholic. I am a former public servant of St Albans City & District Council. They have also allegedly appeared to have allegedly gained alleged remote access to my alleged iPad and alleged iPhone. In the interests of users I think that in the near future, it would useful to have an IP log available to users of anything that is altered, edited and deleted on the account. I believe through first hand experience that there are alleged police officers out there that will allegedly appear to delete alleged photographs allegedly without an alleged warrant. Regardless and despite of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, I allegedly appear to have had over 18 items of alleged criminal damage to my property by alleged police officers or those allegedly appearing to work upon their alleged instruction and only their alleged instruction. I have had alleged criminal damage to almost 300 year old documents. If you read the news there are many stories of alleged police misconduct.

myrtle 26 ,

Family tree

I have spent many hours days researching my family history, on Ancestry. I also took a DNA test and the results I find fascinating and have connected with many relations on both sides of my family.
At the moment I am having difficulty in following research on my paternal great grandfather David Griffiths . I thought that he was divorced but then somebody else had him as deceased but this was prior to the birth of my great grandmother. I must try again to find the missing parts of my research.
I have been amazed with how my research has given me information which I did not know . My grandparents lived in wern Ganol cottages and in the 1st cottage lived her uncle and his family and I was unaware that they were related , although I'spent many hours at my grandparents house. Also I did not know until I sent for my grandfather's birth certificate that my great grandmother was Irish.
I am now putting photos on my tree so that family members can now have their own identity.
Myrtle Stephens

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