Ancestry: Your family story

Ancestry: Your family story


  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-01-19
  • Current Version: 13.17.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 275.40 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
Score: 4.77611
From 183,283 Ratings


Discover who and where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more. Explore your family stories anytime, anywhere with the top genealogy app*, Ancestry®. Why you’ll love to discover your family story using the Ancestry app: • Explore your family history, add new family members, upload photos, and share stories - all with just a few taps • Discover stories, photos, and records about your ancestors with Ancestry Hints® • Our latest features - The new dynamic Discover feed lets you review, dismiss, and save your discoveries and hints for later • Our latest features - Our modern layout design, makes it even easier for you to explore • With a free trial or paid subscription easily access more than 27 billion records, photos, and more • Preserve your history with your own personalized family tree • Collaborate with friends and family - it couldn’t be easier Free Features: • Build a family tree • Search the 1940 U.S. Census record and access millions of public records • Receive hints based on your tree • Upload 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 billions of records • Add records to your tree • 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 • With a free trial or paid subscription access more than 27 billion records, photos and more • Sync automatically with your Ancestry account • 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! View our Terms and Conditions at: View our Privacy Statement at CCPA Notice at Collection *within free apps in the Apple App store Reference category



  • Upgrade very buggy

    By qqwwwwwwwwwwwtyuffh
    Constantly get “504 Gateway Time-out” while attempting to view matches.
  • Good, but needs some major bug fixes

    By the geme king
    I’ve had the free version of Ancestry for a while, and it’s been working perfectly until about 3 months ago. First of all there’s now a constant advertisement on the bottom of the “tree” screen saying “unlock records… etc” before, you had an option to close it now it’s just permanently there, it kind of annoying when trying to see the entire tree. But now for my biggest problem with this app. There are “phantom lines” that started appearing where they lead nowhere and connect to no people or icons, it just clogs up the screen and no matter how many “bug fix” updates I get there still there! Other than that the app is pretty much perfect, but I really hate the lines clogging everything up. If this gets fixed ill change the rating to a 5 star.
  • Small but valid

    By Giz 8
    I found limited information going back four generations and connected with a few cousins. Good stuff
  • #1 App for Genealogy Research

    By Angali
    Thank you Ancestry for creating this app! I am a busy mom and don’t have time to sit at a computer all day long and research. The majority of my research is done in the little moments of free time I have multi tasking in my busy day or winding down just before bed. This app makes It so easy to research. I have been researching for 4 years now and have uncovered amazing things. The records, family trees and DNA database surpass all others. Everyday I make a new discovery. Yesterday I found an ancestor that escaped slavery during the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and made it to Canada. Her family lived in a “Freedom Seekers” community in Colchester, Essex, Ontario, Canada and their story is an museum there. I found a research paper written about them that was posted by a member on If it were not for this App, I would have never found them.
  • Ancestry is the greatest!

    By Arjaes
    I’ve been doing genealogy for 30+ years. In all that time, our single best tool with access to resources has been Ancestry. The program keeps adding sources, and showing users how to build their family trees. We love Ancestry for what it has done to enlarge our family. It has opened doors to the past, and just as great, has helped us develop new and stronger relationships with family members we did not know until ancestry helped us meet.
  • Messaging

    By Nikidakurius
    I think it’s great tool for pulling info and making your tree but I can’t message anyone I’ve matched with. The app keeps giving me an error of not being able to upload messages for the user. It’s on everyone. My app is updated. This is a huge frustration. What is the purpose of knowing you have possible matches and not being able to do anything.
  • Would be nice if….

    By TheLatino
    ….They had a way to integrate all the Birthdays and anniversaries in one section 🤔🤔…. Also a way to adjust notifications (ie if you only wanted to be notified up a 2nd or 3rd cousin and not a 5th or 6th)
  • Fee

    By Addymae77788088
    Don’t like that we have to pay for this
  • Awesome app

    By Montclair resident
    The app is super user friendly and provides tons of useful information
  • Tree search

    By JustGoldie
    The tree search feature found or find others searching for your ancestry is not as user friendly as the website.