Description

Explore who and where you came from through photos, stories, historical records, and so much more. Just take a name and we will help you to discover your family history anytime, anywhere with the top genealogy app*, Ancestry®.

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 27 billion records, photos, and more
• The dynamic Discover feed lets you review, dismiss, and save your discoveries and hints for later
• Combine with your DNA result to help you learn more about your roots and heritage.
• 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®
Free Features:
• Build a family tree
• Search the 1940 U.S. Census record and access more than 1.1 billion of free records
• Receive hints based on your tree
• Upload your own family pictures
• Receive messages from Ancestry members
• See your ancestors' life story on a map

Available with an optional free trial or subscription:
• View more than 27 billion records.
• With World Explorer membership, access to more than 30 billion worldwide records
• Use 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
• View ThruLines of people
• Easily upload 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 app to start exploring your heritage and more, today!

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*within free apps in the Apple App Store's Reference category

What’s New

Version 13.22.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194.1K Ratings

194.1K Ratings

Teal Bee ,

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!

JustinDavine ,

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.

JingleCat ,

Dna section not working properly

Update: working much better!
Old: Let me start with the positive: the tree section is lovely, helpful, works well, and I love it. Now, the negative: the DNA section, which updated on the 1 July is not great. It is set up similar to the website, but please consider that apps are used on devices, such as a phone. The DNA section has become a behemoth if information, difficult to manage or view, crashes if you try and look at Cousin matches for a second person... it used to be quite simple and elegant with the 11 generation view, and option but not requirement to open other users’ entire trees. How can I possibly appreciate their full multi- thousand tree of information on my iPhone? I hate to complain, I use the Ancestry app daily. Some people do crosswords or sudoku. I work on the family tree, it’s my favorite puzzle. I just wish I could use the DNA cousins’ section with ease, but it seems to have become way too huge to appreciate as a simple task in bed or during down time, with the phone. It has become a project strictly for sitting at my computer. Is there any chance to make it more convenient for device use? It’s an app, after all. Thanks :)

App Privacy

The developer, Ancestry.com, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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