Ancestry: Family History & DNA

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4.1
106K reviews
10M+
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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
Feb 20, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.1
92.2K reviews
Amber Hatfield
February 16, 2024
I loved the app at first, but it's losing points fast. As I work up part of my tree, it glitches more and more frequently, knocking me back down to the very bottom of the tree. I cleared cache and everything I could think of, deleted and reinstalled app, and it's glitching even faster now. Edit - I tried to send an email twice to the address you gave. Both times I got a message saying it was undeliverable.
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Ancestry.com
February 15, 2024
Amber, We're so sorry to hear of the issues you've been experiencing and we'd love to hear more and look into this for you. If you could please email us these details at mobileapps@ancestry.com with your Ancestry username, app version, and what type of device you're using, we'd be happy to investigate. Thanks, Ancestry App Team
trent tyler
February 19, 2024
After this most recent update, they have taken the free ability to see others' trees and view shared matches. I was on the app doing some deep diving and viewing shared matches looking for a specific DNA connection, and I'm notified that the app needs to be updated. So I updated it real quick and hop back into research only to find I can't view shared matches anymore and can no longer see the trees I was looking into without a subscription. Not the end of the world, but kinda disappointing.
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Lori Baltus
February 16, 2024
Love the app. Have over 80K people in my tree (branch vs tree). Works really well in conjunction with app on laptop, as some features work on one and not the other, and vice versa. Free user, primarily. Only time I ever have problems is after an update, which luckily are infrequent. Right now, writing review, because cannot do ANYTHING on the mobile app. It just "buffers" (not the right word, but it just doesn't load anywhere for anything), even after both a normal restart AND complete shutdown
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What's new

- Ancestry AI has been added to the DNA ethnicity results screen for users to learn more about their ethnicity regions