Ancestry Academy videos cover a wide-range of family history topics and offer something for genealogists of all levels.

Learn through high quality videos – Ancestry Academy’s extensive library of videos allow you to watch videos and courses when you want, and how you want. Watch a series of videos on a common subject, or pick and choose as you go, with Academy offering suggestions on new videos to watch along the way. Many of our videos are only a few minutes long, allowing you to get the information you need quickly.

Best of all, our videos are free – All videos and courses on Ancestry Academy are free.

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What’s New

Version 6.020.1

- Optimized for iOS 14 support
- Download manager optimizations
- Chromecast iOS 14 usability improvements
- Please ensure you have enabled Local Network permissions in your system settings if you do not see your Chromecast device on the network

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Why Only Videos?

Videos are not the only way to learn. Quality articles that can be printed or saved as a file would be valuable as well. If anyone reading this agrees, please send feedback to Ancestry.

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It's great to be able to watch these in spare minutes. The vids are short and informative. I mostly don't go for 'reading instructions' unless it's absolutely necessary. I prefer to learn as I go. I don't want to learn how to make a tree, I want to go make the tree! For the most part, I can do just that in Ancestry - even searching for records and clues is amazingly easy.
These videos give me valuable info and tools I don't get from doing. I love it!
I don't understand the bad reviews, however, I'm an ancestry subscriber, so maybe my experience is different?

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I have been working on my family tree on Ancestry now for a few months straight. I found Ancestry Academy and before I even used it I thought it’d be a resource that is nice to have, but probably wouldn’t be used that often. I don’t run into hang ups too often when researching on Ancestry, but when I do this app is the best! I find it much easier to navigate than anything else I’ve tried. I’ve learned so much from this app!

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