Ancestry: Family History & DNA

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4.3
98.8K reviews
5M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Explore who and where you came from through photos, stories, historical records, and so much more— even your ethnicity and family communities if you’ve taken an AncestryDNA® test. And with just one relative’s name, you can start to discover your family history anytime, anywhere with Ancestry®, the top genealogy app*.

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 30 billion records, photos, and more
• The dynamic Discover feed lets you review, dismiss, and save your discoveries and hints for later
• Activate your AncestryDNA® kit and view your ethnicity results
• See your DNA matches and compare your results with them
• Learn even more about your family story when you combine your tree with your DNA results
• 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®
• Personal traits. Add Traits to your DNA results to see how your genes could influence 35+ fitness, nutrient, sensory and appearance traits.

Free Features:
• Build a family tree
• Search the census records and access more than 1.1 billion free records
• Receive hints based on your tree
• Scan or upload your own family pictures
• Receive messages from Ancestry members
• See your ancestors' life stories on a map

Available with an optional free trial or subscription:
• View more than 30 billion records.
• Use Ancestry Hints® to learn about ancestors
• Find pictures of your family
• Discover new relatives
• Unrestricted messaging

Phone and Tablet 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
• Easily upload or scan photos and add facts or stories to your family tree
• Learn about historical events that affected your ancestors’ lives.

Download the Ancestry Family History & DNA app to start exploring your heritage and more, today!

View our Terms and Conditions at: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/termsandconditions
View our Privacy Statement at https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/privacystatement
CCPA Notice at Collection https://www.ancestry.com/cs/legal/privacystatement#personal-info-categories
*Within free apps in Google Play Store Books & Reference category
Updated on
Sep 20, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.3
98.8K reviews
Josh D
August 29, 2022
I love the app for the most part. My issue now is there was an update a few days prior, now when looking at scans for photos and Census records anytime you try to move the image around to scroll through the image the information pain pops up every time and I have to continuously hit the x button to get it out of the way. This function that was added with the last update is very annoying and gets in the way. Please revert this change and I would gladly bring my rating back to 5 stars.
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Joe P.
July 31, 2022
This app allows me to do family history wherever I go. I can review hints while waiting in line somewhere and that's great! I haven't run into any issues or bugs so far. The app, naturally, doesn't have all the functionality of the online version. One feature online that is missing in the app is the ability to edit relationships, ie change a parent from a biological to step parent, remove a child relationship without deleting the child, etc.
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Chris Martin
July 31, 2022
Please fix this App for all Ancestry Customers. I used to love using the App, but now it crashes constantly and is nearly impossible to use. My phone keeps disabling the App and tells me there are bugs. Whenever there's an update, I'm not seeing any details about what bugs were fixed. Hmm. Perhaps it would be best for Ancestry to revert back to an earlier version of this App when it was stable and without crashes?
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What's new

New app shortcuts make it easy to access photo scanning and the story builder from your Home Screen. Just hold down on the Ancestry app and a new menu will pop up to give you quick access to these tools.