Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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 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®
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U.S. Discovery Membership: $19.99 per month
World Explorer Membership: $34.99 per month
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Navigation becoming complex
I can’t complain about the amazing range of relatives I’ve discovered going back centuries. But sometimes the hints I get are a little frustrating, because my tree will tell me that “Joseph Smith” is the father of “Sara Brown” while the hints show that Sara is the daughter of “David Jones.” And often it’s hard on the app to navigate your way back to the more remote branches of the tree.
That being said, if you’re lucky enough, as I am, to have two parents going back to pre-Revolutionary days (who happen to be light-complected), and suspect that your parents might be distant cousins, you can sometimes find out they are, and also discover Jewish nth-degree great-grandmothers; darker-complected cousins; pastors and poets and actors; Mary Queen of Scots; a slave overseer for Thomas Jefferson 😔; figures such as Robert E. Lee and Martha Washington; Irish criminals deported to the Americas; and an assortment of French Huguenots by way of the British Empire.
Your husband might have the DNA test confirm that yes, despite a Greek name and an immigrant from Germany, he is nearly half-Jewish and is attached to storied family fur-trading company owners from Kastoria in Greece who immigrated to the US via Germany.
And your children won’t have inherited the same percentages of genes as their siblings. Viva la difference!
Ethnic Background Research Update
Love this app. It was amazing for me to learn that I have ancestors across 3 different continents when I did the DNA test. The “Thrulines” feature is amazing too but I would like to suggest in future updates that there can be some way to search for DNA matches that share varying percentages of ethnic backgrounds. I am very interested in connecting the dots with the Latino side of my family and finding out if possible where I can trace my African heritage as well. Since I have nearly 100,000 DNA matches and not even close to half of the people have pictures associated with their profile, it is hard to tell what ethnic backgrounds are shared with people without clicking individually on every profile. If there was a way to show any or all DNA matches who have, say, more than “10% total Sub-Saharan African and/or 25% Central American” that would be REALLY helpful in potentially connecting dots and further filling in my family tree. I would love to find where those connections are but it is really hard to do without a filter in the search that allows you to bring up DNA matches with people in specific categories. Thanks for your help! I really hope this is a feature you guys will be able to add in the future.
Yes!!! Messaging Looks Fixed!! Electron App Maybe??
~I cannot see messages from family members. They are being lost in transit but the alerts randomly show up.~ No wonder I cannot reach my cousin in Jamaica Queens, NY or my beautiful cousins here in the US the cognitive dissonance keeps throwing us off and making us use the app less and less as it pertains to messaging which is one of the killer apps and primary features. Rest of the app is great I love my colored graphs and receiving proof that I’m Nubian/Egyptian 🇪🇬. 5-stars once messaging issue is resolved I love you guys in Utah and I know you’ll address it in the coming months. I went to school at Neumont College of Computer Science we are doing good things now. Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸 + The Texas Triangle our to California. #yayyay (Elon Musk is a 🦸🏾♂️ and I love Disney+. Shoutout BlackPlanet and Solange asf just need these hackers n stalkers to stop tweakin like we ain’t grossly overpaid and intelligent af gettin sex 24/7) - active lifestyles ♾
1 December, 2019 - Yes!!! Thank you!! I can see an online status indicator light on now that turns green and it has more of an IM/iMessage style format and flavor. Monique please hit me b@ck out NY. You are our American-Nubian Goddess with both Western and Eastern cultures blended haha. Yes! Shoutout Lil Durk!!! 💌 🌀
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.