• Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Current Version: 9.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.00 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 68,084 Ratings


Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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



  • App works great with the website!

    By Kijome Joe
    I use the App on my phone to easily upload photos captured off of my camera or Facebook and documents I scan to my Ancestry Family Tree. Easy, fast, productive.
  • Family ties

    By craftybaker
    Finding family members you knew you had and lost contact with or finding ones you didn’t know you had, sheds light on the history/background of your family. helps to do that! Really glad I chose to do this!
  • Good Upgrade

    By Homeboy63
    The progress of this app over the last few years had been considerable and I very rarely have an issue. This is such a compact, handy way to build my tree on the fly. Still wishing for a much better search like the website allows and faster uploads for photos (with fewer error messages). Keep going!
  • Ancestry

    By Apache Jim
    I never realized how much information is available for free. It’s amazing. I have found lost family members and even traced my ancestors back to Jamestown, I love this app. I’ve yet to pay a dime.
  • Can’t Consecutively Update Documents from Hints

    By GerryJ02
    This app has become wonky. It can’t handle back to back updates from hints provided without freezing during the save process. I’ve had to close the app, got to another app, reopen the app, then hope it’s done with its freeze up. 🤬
  • Ancestry app

    By Lenas&Kleenz
    Great app, only downside is it sometimes reports you don't have a membership when you actually do have a valid subscription. Otherwise it's a wonderful app!
  • Easy and enjoyable

    By Dansie12345
    I have used many different genealogy apps and have found this one to be the most helpful for qualifying the source information and providing help. I have been a long time user of Ancestry. Once my first few generations were in, the data just starts rolling in. I have almost 6,000 names and a large majority have come from Ancestry over the years.
  • A great application

    By Ichthus4965
    This apps is great for on the go geneology!
  • Just started this journey

    By Wistlebritches
    I purchased ancestry over a year ago. Never took the time to do anything with it. After downloading the app, I have in less than 4 hours started a pretty good family tree.
  • Amazing

    By Fins Mom
    My eight year old son wanted to to this to see if was Scottish( so he could wear a kilt). I have found so much pleasure in researching my family tree with my parents and other family members. Nothing short of amazing.