Ancestry: Family History & DNA

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4.4
99.9K 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
Dec 1, 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
4.4
99.9K reviews
April Szarek
October 18, 2022
This app would be great, but I have a free account. It locks my own personal photos behind a paywall when I can view them without trouble on my computer. I shouldn't have to pay to see photos that I've personally added to ancestry! I've even added some of them through the app itself and after a little while I'm unable to access them again without getting on a computer. I'm not paying YOU to see MY photos.
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Sam Schlecht
November 26, 2022
I keep getting "Please try again and contact support if the error exists" on about half the people whose hints I try to view. Sometimes exiting the app works, sometimes it doesn't. I also sometimes try to go back to my tree and it brings me back to the home person (me) so when I'm 6 generations deep, it takes a while to get back.
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Misty Wadsworth
November 20, 2022
Rating -10!! I pay for the service and on almost EVERY DOCUMENT, PHOTO, ETC... it says that an error has occurred. It costs way too much to NOT be able to see information!! 10/12: now it has blank people listed on people that I placed. This is getting old! Stop screwing with things that work!! 11/19: Now, I have hints that when I go to check them out, they are not there. This is getting overly annoying!!
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Ancestry.com
September 26, 2022
Hello, Your problem needs more detailed examination. Please report it to our technical support team at MobileApps@ancestry.com. We are always looking to help our users.

What's new

- Ancestry stories now support landscape photos in the story builder to make stories even better and allow the photos to shine
- The image editing tool kit now includes new ways to improve photos with color restoration and new image filters
- There are more ways to interact with photos with new options to like and comment on photos that have been shared on Ancestry