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Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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™
• Access more than 14 billion historical records, photos, and more
• Explore billions of historical photos and records
• Preserve and share your history with a family tree
• Share and collaborate with friends and family

Android Phone and Tablet Features:

• Ancestry Hints™ automatically find records, photos, and stories about your family
• In just a few taps create, edit, and see your family tree
• 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

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    * Bug fixes part of our Books & Reference and have average installs from 1000000 to 5000000. Last Update Oct. 26, 2016. Google play rating is 84.5331. Current verison is Varies with device. Actual size 0 bytes.

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Richard Tilling

This is a great app to use on the move to supplement main computer usage. The update has enhanced it greatly and doubled its value. Well done Ancestry, you've made this member very happy.

Fred Mindach II

For a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Love this app and company! I know more about my family and who I am.

Stanley Sneed

Great App, but... Love this app, especially when I am in the field collecting infodmation. But, I find the iPhone app's feature that link to Facebook is a needed feature on the Android app. Love to have that ability. In fact, love be able to get information on any social media page like Google +, Facebook, etc.

Irene Rivera

It has its pros and cons Its a very nice design. However a little glitchy. Double check your names and pics. At least on my HTC M8.

David Blahnik

Takes some time, just starting.

Anthony Hynson

Family Who am I?

Calla Dunlop

Works wonderfully on my tablet..... Refuses to work on my nexus 4. Please fix and 5 stars!

René Ross

Very usefull and easy to use

Ashley Arnold

Needs work. I wish this app would let you search for records. But I guess it's still nice for simply updating family member profiles with hints from the leaves, which is probably the best and most useful feature of the app. Other than that it's kinda pointless in a way. Since people are paying for a subscription, I feel a more useful app should be made for the service. By the way, I'm using this on a Galaxy s4. No problems when it comes to the app on my kind of phone.

Brynn Petty

Was Simply Fantastic but .................. + uploaded documents now unreadable ! - Not keen on the latest update , it has become really a annoying to use , evertime you open it wants to sync the tree and it takes ages , even though there's nothing new to sync , use it again a minute later and it wants to sync again , groundhog day ! Also the Green & Orange for male & female is awful! .Now with the latest update its got real ugly , with the unnecessary top and bottom bar taking up important screen space and just looks wrong !

Justin McKell

Not satisfied with update I frequently use this app on my tablet and I was previously able to slide out the information the person by swiping from the right aide of the screen. This functionality is now gone and makes using the app less streamlined.

Michael Buchner

Could be better I was looking to find information on my father's family and it can be a little frustrating searching for people. I have noticed some changes but it would be nice if they would tighten up the search findings.

Melissa Philip

This app is great, I just wish we had access to the message boards thru the app. I do like the lastest design update.

Apryl Agin

Great app but could be better Added a photo of my gg grandmother and now I'm unable to view the leaf hints, says for me to check internet connection but no problem with any other leaf hint.

Tim Purkis

Not searchable Waste of time. Why an internet based service stops you searching the records is beyond me. You used to be able to so why not now?

Jack Sharp

Ancestry Mobile App I like the auto sync, I can compare my tree wherever I an I also like the Gallery, which let's me look the documents I 've loaded. I would give it 5stars if it permitted a search option where there are no hints.

Michele Stevens

Really like The app is very useful and fun to return with; but I get a lot of connection errors when trying to update and have to use the web instead of app.

Gigi Hudnall

Good App! It does not have as much functionality as the Web version (i.e, I could not choose a different photo to make the profile photo), but it does well as a supplement to the Web version.

Ann Elise

Immerse Yourself in the Story of You Countless ways to use this app. Endless journeys. Explore the very streets and neighborhoods of your ancestors. Discover professions, property, languages, education, how many children died, did they have servants or slaves? Ancestry supplies lovely historical context to frame family events. Explore military draft records and passport applications, often the richest and most accurate sources of information. Maybe you will find out what became of the great uncle who sailed off and was never heard from again.

Jax Hall

Working fine at the mo finding what I need thank you

Ollie Robertshaw

Buggy Spends a minute syncing my large tree every time I open the app, despite there being no changes to sync.

RIppa Jackson

Slow and pricey Same as above. It's slow and you have to pay. Waste of time

carole brooks

Why no searches? This app. syncs for ages. but more disappointingly does not allow searches. Horrible colours.

Henrietta Lawless

Great app bit still a few bugs I like the app and i like the way the tree works but there is a really annoying bug that needs fixing. When inputting my own pics or info my app freezes when i hit the save button... i updated the app thinking it would fix the problem nut it didn't.

Andrew F.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Excellent app that consistently shows improvements.

Clem Evans

It just won't synchronise. Even when I delete my tree and download it again!

Kristi Sandvik

Nice to have at hand Good for adding info when you're traveling or just say from your computer.

Emma Imeson

Like it alot Ancestry support is great..!!!helpful and patient..!!!

N Andritsis

I love it but... I would like to be able to change rotation of a photo and I would like to be able to research information too

Daniel Lawton

Great family tree app Great on a tablet and much improved

Christopher Spencer

Awesome so far

Linda Campbell

Ancestry is phenominal Keep it up. Love the info.

Mimi Rommelfanger

I don't understand why we have to pay

Jim Rice

Awesome So awesome.

Sally Wilson

Useless Synchronizes constantly.

Allen Hulse

A useless app. The sync feature is on by default. If you have saved any change the app starts sync and will not let you do anything till it finishes. For me it never finished. It ran overnight without finishing! The only way around this is to turn network access off. Then you can not look at hints or some parts of the detail of the tree! Until you can turn sync off it is a useless app!

Stanislau HTC

Good alp Could add rus lang for my mother?

Rauf Veliyev

Error!!! Something happen with app. Error when try log. Pls fix!!! My device Samsung Galaxy S 2 android 4.1.2

Eugene Gurinovich

Problem with signing up I have a problem - when I click to singn up, program write "sign up" and that's all.

Anna Revidovich

Good Delite dash after birthdays, please. I'm not gonna die.. And make the button "save" for I could save my tree only in the end, not every time after changes. It's spend a time. Moreover, i want to combine my tree with my sister's one, as she has this family tree too. On her account.

Barbara Depourcq

Ancestry on the go... * I really like the fact that even when not using my usual home computer/laptop, I can simply grab my tablet & continue my family history on the go as well!

Shel Sutton

Love the user interface This is an excellent, albeit limited, app. There are a few things that I wish that it would do, but what it does, it does very well, and the user interface makes things very easily done. For some things I actually prefer the app to the full application that I run on my desktops and laptop.

Brian Madaris

Great app but for one thing The app is great, but it updates every time you open it, sometimes taking forever. There seems to be no way to stop or prevent it. Otherwise I really like it and would use it more if it wasn't for this one flaw.

David Lightfoot

Not bad for "on the go app" Needs work as hints won't load when you try to access them. Search is hard to find, and when you do the edit function is even harder to get to. Otherwise easy to make quick changes when you can't get to your pc.


I have acquired much more c info through this app n o w than anytime previously. Thank you

Ashley Arnold

Needs work. This app doesn't let you search for records, but it offers hints. However, that's the most useful feature. Despite how simple the app is, it has a lot of issues like stopping and reloading, as well as creating duplicate profiles for existing family members after adding information from hints. I've ended up with FIVE profiles for the same person! Unlike with the regular site, it's very confusing to combine duplicate profiles. Hope this app will improve considering people are paying for this service.

Marius Oosthuizen

Work on the go Love this app!!! Not as powerful as the website, but damn close! I love the fact that it allows me to collect information on the go, and I can review it later on my PC without the need for cables & file imports (or anything for that matter). It just works...!

Jamie Dunbar

Looking up the unknown!!! This application allows the user to create their own family tree project for themselves as well as future generations of their family members! It is a shame that these applications are pricey & the method of payments are so restricted!!! If the user hasn't the access to a bank account your using is very restricted? But otherwise brilliant & surprisingly informative...

Richard Smith

OK as far as it goes For quick entry on the go this is OK but any serious work has to be done on the full website

Tania Kelley

Good for quick changes Doesn't replace using the computer version, but it's good for basic searching and revising. Easy to use menus. Pretty streamlined.

Jonathon Ross

Love it, but... Firstly, there should be more options for searching records, exp. Searching by state. Sorting through all records is a bit exhausting. Secondly, dont list my husband as my wife, LOL, we do have same sex marriage now. And 3rd, i use android and apple, please make them equal. Fix these issues and ill giveya five stars! Aside from those issues, i absolutley love this app. Iv found lots of great information on family members and am on the way to going back even further in time. Thank you.

Stephen Clarke

Not yet as good as the webdite The app is very.usefull and will be great once it can do all the website can do. It's easy to read and graphics are sharp. I have Android and Apple and.Windows all working well.

Charrie Kafouros

Nice App! Its nice to work on it when you can't always be at your computer, or if you're out and about.

A Google User

IDK I like the new hint feature, but it shouldn't be syncing for a long time with every use.Especially when no new info was added. Needs an easier way to connect distant relatives who marry and have kids.

Bec Lyon

Works great on my tablet Too bad my sub ran out. Now I will get more things done instead of feeding my ancestry addiction!!

Mark Smith

Back to happy user Something has changed since my post after the latest app update. It seems to working again. Yeah! I'll have to keep you updated on how smooth this latest version is working.

Alan Smythee

Better document reading options needed It needs to give us more app options to read stories. default HTML reader does not work

Amber Jo Carwile

Only one complaint... I would love it if I was able to add, change, and view name suffixes on the app. As it is now, I have to go online with my very slow tablet browser every time I need to add a suffix. Otherwise, I love everything else about the app.

Enigma sirc

Absolutely as being one of the best! what an amazing app and website! Above and beyond helpful! Worth everybit of your time and experience. Thank you so much for making this experience not only fun, moreover journey full of memories, i am sure, to never forget. Thank you! A+++++++++

john lyons

John (Sean) Lyons. I have been using it now 4 or 5 Years Love it best family Tree ever.

Jeffrey Taylor

It needs search Quite good able to do research on the go with a tablet. However I miss the ability to look at census records either side of the one presented as relevant information is sometimes here. Only started today so may find other items but very useful. UPDATE In addition I do think Search could be added for those with a subscription. I nearly always check hints myself as they may be incorrect.

Brenda Mangels

So helpful! I have found this so convenient to use when at a library or historical society. Its a comfort to know my tree and all its data is just a click away without having to lug a laptop around. I have used it at family parties to answer questions and show connections. Also great on road trips to remember what civil war unit the ancestor was in, etc. Overall highly recommend this useful app especially now that you can see all the hints and census links.

D. Smith

I love Ancestry! I use this app like FB and Instagram. It's fun, inviting and informative as I learn about family.

Stuart Gourd

This app is terrible I've tried to use it numerous times. If I am patient enough to wait for it to finish doing what it needs to do, then it is mediocre at best. EVERY TIME it needs to download my whole tree, and then sync. That takes about an hour. If I do anything else or my screen times out, it has to start all over, so I have to babysit it the whole time. Then its capabilities are very low. I am traveling around looking for ancestors graves, so it is frustrating. It is almost useless.

Jack McGroarty

I love this app! Let's me research while on the go. Can show results to family members even though I don't have my laptop with me.

Antonio Gomez

It's worth it But only if you know some specifics for the searching. After that it all kinda falls into place. Not bad!

Annabelle O'Kane

Love it Please can you update so you can merge two different people in the app instead of going onto the website to merge.

Brad Zang

Good app except.... Please turn off auto syncing, or at least limit it to once a day when not on WiFi. When I'm researching I may go in and out of the app over a dozen times...and it re-syncs every time. It's using all of my data! Please don't tell me to put it in airplane mode either, that is a major hindrance to the time I have allotted for researching. When this is fixed I will give it 5 stars!

Crisben Shute

Latest update I have been using this app for quite a few years now, but with this latest update the app will force close and then have to sync and download my tree every single time, even if I haven't actually closed the app. It happens most often when I go to the ancestry site from the app to search for records. This never happened before and is making this app a pain in the button to work with.. that being said, I love the fact that you can now see limited parts of dna matches trees. I am using a Samsung S5

Victoria Vassar

Great website to app conversion I only wish there was a button for searching up family members on the website database from the family member profile page

Marriette Petitpas

Been doing genealogy for about 40 years. This app makes it so easy to access my family tree information.

Truitt Bradly

The latest release does a total sync with the website each time the app is opened. Until that is fixed to only sync when the app and website are not in sync, it is a waste if bandwidth.

Jc Smith

Where you from? I've got to say I'm learning so much about where my ancestral roots are from. Well worth every penny!

Roger Bates

I really do like this app It is however very annoying that the app constantly syncs anytime I tab out for research and tab back in. It would be nice to have an alt function for "sync now".

A Google User

It has improved. I would like to see the pc version on mobiles. Please allow for a tree search to delete people without relative (this happens when you delete someone and their ancestors stay but become invisible)

Karen Auman

Terrible auto-sync every time you open the app Good app with a major flaw. You can't configure when to sync the tree. It auto syncs every single time you open the app--a process that wastes mobile data, and that takes a few minutes. Even if it just synced 2 min earlier, it'll do it again. This app should make that configurable.

Zoey A

The only thing is is that it should be like this. Instead of giving your credit info, you should do that after the trail. What if you are a teen, like me, and dont have a card and dont want to pay so after the 14 days free it wont let you on until you pay and the email address will no longer be able to go o the website and if yoy choose to cancel it, thats that

james sweeting

Family james Sweeting I'm getting there it takes some getting used to and I'm trying to find the people that I need to find but I like to ask I have my parents and my grandparents but i how do I put my siblings up underneath myself or do I put my children underneath myself please get back with me

Den F

Works well in App format although I preferred the 'Classic' look. The Life Story section has a knack of sometimes making things up. But now there is an edit feature you can make sure the facts are right.

Tammy Lummus

I love using the mobile app, but.... I am researching several trees, and I recently went back to resume working on my largest tree (297 people, dating back to before 1790) to discover that for some reason most of my ancestors info, names dates, everything, is now gone! The only people left in that tree are a few of my mothers family members, who weren't the main focus of that tree! Years of research lost and I don't have a clue as to what happened! Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Karen Simpson-Holloway

Omg,,,, I absolutely enjoy and enjoy this app. I have located ancestors dated far back as the late 1700's. I've also located a few slave owners of my ancestors. My parents, grandparents and many other family members are so not only amazed by my findings but are also extremely proud of me. Everything I'm doing will be a gift to my children and grandchildren and so on. I definitely recommend this app to any and everyone wanting to know about their ancestors.

A Google User

Even more awesome with the most recent update! Best family tree website I've found, really happy. It feels closer to the desktop app now too. I like that it matches people to your Facebook friends as well. I also like the new events that crop up as hints, people who lived during the war or the death of Queen Victoria etc. Very easy to use, would highly recommend.

Joshua Freshwater

Useful for a mobile app. The tree itself is a bit difficult to navigate at times, but overall, the functionality is better than expected.

Emily Baron

It seems to work pretty well so far. It froze once on me...beyond that it's been ok.

James Barbieri

Good It still needs some work on accessing info and abilities to spot duplicate entries and the search engine still needs work, for example when searching from someone who has a lot of their information filled in, the search engine shouldn't be throwing in obvious mismatched data that's not even close. But altogether better then most software and web sights out there.

Kati Kyle

Pretty Cool! There's not much you can do without the membership, but by signing up with the free 14 day trial I have found a lot of really cool pictures of my grandparents, etc. After linking with new family members, so many more pictures and documents show up. Overall, really awesome...with the membership.

ehson hussain

Latency and bugs Information takes quite some time to update info and meanwhile shows that information hasn't been added. This leads to duplication. Frequent errors on adding fb account user. No free access to records

brianna kathy

Great App It's a great app. The only thing I would recommend to add is where you can add siblings!

Stefani Marshall

Haven't used it in quite some time but loving the changes! I stopped using this app because it seemed like I was fighting with so many issues it wouldn't run. I opened it up this weekend and, wow, it runs so smooth on my Samsung galaxy tab 12", love the changes!

Amanda Finley Gomillion

LOVE IT Wonderful & easy to use and understand.

Danielle Scaparro

Much better now then when first released. Pages move freely and very easy to use. I love it great job ancestry!!!

Daniel Choisnet

Love it! The app makes the experience so much smoother. After getting the app things just started to fall into place. Now I can see my tree growing! Thanks again!

Moira Bonnington

I have had great fun with this app and enjoyed building up my family tree. The design is very attractive and user friendly . It is easy to navigate and to upload your own photographs. I like the way it helps build links with other family members

Sarah Parker

Truly user friendly I love how simple it is to navigate. It's organized and self - explanatory. The similarity to the desk top website, makes the entire experience easier. It's also handy being able to access the database on my phone. Great app!

Cori Pineda

Easy to use! I love being able to take all this information with me and update it as I have conversations with my family. The app is easy to use--very intuitive! No problems with functionality. They've done well!

amyleigh Lisek

Good...but Could use a refresh button to remove hints used and a sync button ao you know its communicating with ftm2014 and desktop site. Difficult remembering family members when reviewing hints.

Frances Hyatt

LOVE IT!!! This is a great application. The only thing I don't like is how expensive it is after the 1 day free trial. I have learned so much in 36 hours it's insane. Wish I had better organizational skills. So much information and having a hard time with that.

Gina Gustin

What Have You Done? Suddenly the whole app has changed. Why do I have to leave the tree to add people to it? What's worse, when I go to the family page, there's no reference on the page to who's family I'm working on. I used to love this app. It wasn't broken. Why couldn't you leave it alone?

Grandma Mays

When I uploaded my family tree maker tree it ended up messed up. My mom's step children etc were listed as children. As we're other people's records

Keith Wells

Jan 2016 A great app for carrying the Ancestors around with me!! Not so easy to use for searchin, but with a small screen, even on the Samsung Galaxy S2 Edge, my 70 year old eyes struggle a little !!!

John Lente

Great, but crashy. Incredible resource to get an amazing amount if research done, but still pretty unstable (crashes a lot).

Sara Ashmore

Interesting but frustrating I do love this app, and its great to learn about family history, but the limitations on records is frustrating, and with the fact that the premium is so expensive, I don't think many people have the money for it. We should be allowed to learn without having to pay such extreme costs.

Kayli Carter

Very good Easy access and it gets better as it updates. This is a good way to map out and take a look at your family tree.

Sarah Mansfield

Great app Easy to use, search function works great. Personally I prefer using the ancestry app to the site as I find the app easier to manage

Kelvin Laffoon

Convenient and useful Not as full featured as the website, but that's OK.

Chino Baby

Easier than website! Far easier than website, great app made it a lot more interesting and quicker doing it this way!

Tina Lissette

Nice app I use this for updating family tree on the run (eg on my way to work on train) and done it quite intuitive.

Sarah Woods

Wish more were free This app has become addictive. I wish more access was free of charge. Interesting and helpful for finding family story.

Michael Como

Love this app Great app, making my family tree is fast and easy. The hints are heart warming!

Jeffrey Houser

Not bad for mobile app This app is useful to refer to from a mobile device, especially a phone. It's not as easy to navigate as the computer version but it's not too hard to search for or add items when using it.

Lisa Leathers

Easy to use! I used to have this on my old iPhone. Just put it on my new Galaxy and I can tell it's been updated. It's so easy to use and even to research. The hints are easy to open and view and I can add records with ease. I don't need to stop and go over to the computer to review my hints. It's a big improvement from the old iPhone version.

Christina Dunn

Love it I wish that I could do more searching from the app. It's basically great so I always have my family tree with me. It makes it easier to do searches outside of the home without having to take a bunch of documents with me.

Brett Hobbs

Great app In no time I had traced back 12 generations. Info was very detailed. Ease of use and navigation was straightforward. Wish I had access to the records across the pond

A Google User

Way too many bugs Hints feature doesn't stop turning over. Pages freeze too often.

Fran Prisco

Works well As good as desktop, but if you have a lot of images watch your tablet memory.

Danielle Sharp

It's not bad Since I purchased the Global version I've been experiencing a great deal of glitches and delays. Otherwise this is a good app

Bruce Wayne

Super expensive. Free app but you can't really do anything without paying a fortune. I wasn't about to give any free information about myself to something I have no intention on paying that much money to. Logged out and uninstalled. Would have used it if it were cheaper. I believe it's better to have more customers paying less than less customers paying more but whatever...

Ann Armstrong

App needs work still Since the last update, the app can't connect to the website at all. I'm unable to see hints, update info, or even see some relationships. The app also normally doesn't let you search records like the site does which is quite inconvenient. I hope this will be added in the future.

Jacqueline Johnston

Bring back return to right place in lost and... Have not had DNA match in 4 days Have not received any new matches in 4 days. Usually, I get at least one. Something broken? Would like to see a return to the matching DNA list where we left off instead of back to top of page when we return from viewing a match. Also more search/sort and new filing options for categories like: no trees, locked trees, have matching tree names, etc. It would make prioritizing follow-up much easier.

Lillie Young

Right now im only giving 2 stars because it won't let me add pictures its saying i have no connection to the Internet and i have perfect connection with and without wifi

Kitty Pierce

Works well but be patient It takes days or weeks to turn up hints so you really need that subscription unless you have a great big bunch of notes on your family.

Liyana Izyan

Cant upload pictures anymore Worked just fine iniatially. Stopped working just recently. Cant seems to save the uploaded pic.

Ellen Musolff

Love it!! Way easier to use than the website, which I find not to be very userfriendly, but this app is awesome! Less than 24 hours in and learned more than I ever had!!

Tracy Sanders

They take money from you twice a month instead of once. Then they won't give it back that's a rip-off

Jonas Grumby

Why have you taken away key features? Please bring back the features that used to make it a useful research tool on the go! Now it's hardly more than an album to look at of the work we can only do on the main site!

Abi Thorn

Not working I did a lot of work on my tree this afternoon on the computer, but came back to the app to do more and it's not updating, nor is connecting to the Internet. I'm on WiFi here, but still says I'm not connected! I will uninstall then request install.

Caryl Gorman

It's really awesome I have used Ancestry on many platforms. It's cool to review things on my phone while I have a few minutes. Occasionally it freezes up otherwise I'd give it a 5. I'm glad I have the app. I'm going to use it on my genealogy vacation this summer!

Kristy Miller

Fascinating and addictive, love it!!! Easy to use, so glad I started the journey. A few months have passed since I started on January 2 and have found over a thousand relatives. I learn something new about my family everyday! Thanks Ancestry

Jeremiah Hickey

Servant of Elohim Well so far the app is good. Even though there are times it freezes, but I think if they work on it some more it can be better.

Miriam Walsh

It's ok I love the interface, it's really easy to navigate through the family tree. My main problem is the method of searching for new information. You can't give as many filters as on the site. Can't add things to shoebox or as maybe either, unless I'm missing something.

Stephanie Gemmell

helpful and convenient This app is a great way to work on my family tree from my phone. I haven't experienced any glitches or problems with it so far, and it is a great way to research family history.

Emma Suffling

Excellent app but buggy Usually brilliant despite ocasionally crashes, however latest update useless as won't as won't connect to web and keeps crashing. Uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. Please fix this as I use this service daily?!

Kathryn Melvin

I love exploring ancestry like a treasure hunt! It's a wonderful experience and a great tool and very useful. I am really enjoying finding out more about where I come from :)

Teretha Jones

Like it I like having the tree in my hand when I am out researching or visiting sources. I don't like that you can't see messages other members send to me.unless I am on my big computer.

Brynn Petty

Latest update is a massive improvement ! JUST NEED TO ADD WHAT A MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT THIS LAST UPDATE HAS MADE , IT BRILLIANT , THANK YOU :-) - The latest update is a massive improvement in speed & syncing and useability have added a extra star , but still need the listed below for a perfect 5 star app - But to be useful it needs (1) "Facts" instead of the pointless "History" (2) need the search to revert back to opening in external browser and (3) We need to be able to turn syncing on & off , so the program can be used as a quick reference to the family tree , as at the moment every time you go to the program it needs to sync , so is basically unusable as a reference tool !

suzy Parker

Not bad Its definitely not as good as the full website. It's harder to narrow a search, well you can't really, not even by country. It's a bit swayed towards the USA so if that's not where you're looking on the ap its not so good.

Michael Moses

Great help Easy to use and helped me trace my family back through the Revolution, the French and Indian War to Immigration from Scotland. I love this product.

Jan Hollon

Ancestry App I Like this new version. Very easy to use. Just wished that there was something to indicate when all your hints were finished downloaded.

JJ van Ginkel

Faulty App Barely got to third generation and the app started freezing while loading/syncing every time opened

Delia Vickers

The update I really appreciate the recent update. It added features, so thank you. Progress, like the new updates

David Wheller

Very good and works well Easy to use and much better than older versions. It would be good if merging could be added to the edit tools however. Having to do this on the website is a pain.

Ruth Levey

So far . . . I added lots of people to my tree after I updated the app but I haven't had a single hint! Much easier to navigate on my Nexus though.

Bill Smith

Slow slow slow It's incredibly slow at downloading hints, fact data and images for individuals. So much so that you just have to give up when it becomes 'stuck' loading & try again later. Quicker to boot the laptop & use the website.

Charles Hornsby

Clean Love the new clean & modern look. Easier now to see what is important to my research

adolph morris

The app was good but limited use from mobile devices. It can be slow an frustrating at times. But overall it gives you your ancestry information on the run, and allows to to do limited modification from mobile devices too.

Shawn Fowler

I am a long time ancestry user... I have used the app for sometime, but recently it refuses to connect. I can not view any hints, DNA info. It tells me to check my network which is fine, or I wouldn't be able to type this now. I have tried 3 WiFi bands, and 4g, no luck. The app is very buggy.

David Someone

Horrible for research and edits If you use this app to add any record (through search or hints), you are *guaranteed* to add clutter and inaccuracies to your tree. You simply can not review and compare enough detail in the records to make sure you're adding the right info. This is a huge weakness in the UI and needs to be addressed quickly. For general tree browsing, its fine. Not much else.

Sam Morgan

New to genealogy I like the way it fills in info on tree from website....I'm sure it will do more, but I'm not very tech savvy

Latoya Somerville

Keeps saying there's an error and won't connect to my WiFi It's very disappointing to find that this app went from functioning to non-functional. It refuses to connect to my WiFi and constantly says there is an error. I've made too much hard work in this and would like to continue, but I might have to delete it if this can't be fixed. I'm patiently waiting for an upgrade. Otherwise there's no point.

Joe [email protected]

Great for family history. Don't pay 100s or 1000s for a professional. You can do it all here for a few dollars a month.

Ben Hobbs

Great app Everything you could ask for in an ancestry app. The most recent interface upgrade is a nice touch

Jerry Hill

Jerry n Clarissa Hill I got this for my husband. But now I am finding out more about my family too. Both of our great grandfathers where for Germany. Who knew? Lol

Alec Dunn

Very absorbing Easy to use. But I wish there was a way to save images, such as of census records.

Martyn Collier

Excellent app good to have data handy You never know when you might have a spare minute or want to check something so having the data handy is a great plus.

Alex Westbrook

Good app I've got the first paid option. There's a ton of public records you immediately gain access to. My only complaint - it doesn't do well with name variations or integrating those differences into what you already have discovered. And you can't see your entire tree in one view, which I think I stupid.

Brittany D'Arcangelo Taramasco

Good if you never want to update anything. I have had Ancestry on and off for the paste two years. The app will NOT allow me to update contacts. I click on someones name within the App and it will let me enter the new info, update info, or edit it BUT IT WILL NOT SAVE IT. This app is starting to waste my time not save me time in finding family. Also. I would like to be able to attach adopted siblings or have a category for people who adopted family members. They need to be attached to members.

Brynn Petty

Latest update is a massive improvement ! Just updated and im not seeing any Fact feature ? And the media is now unreadable ? Back to 1 star ! JUST NEED TO ADD WHAT A MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT THIS LAST UPDATE HAS MADE , IT BRILLIANT , THANK YOU :-) - The latest update is a massive improvement in speed & syncing and useability have added a extra star , but still need the listed below for a perfect 5 star app - But to be useful it needs (1) "Facts" instead of the pointless "History" (2) need the search to revert back to opening in external browser and (3) We need to be able to turn syncing on & off , so the program can be used as a quick reference to the family tree , as at the moment every time you go to the program it needs to sync , so is basically unusable as a reference tool !

Evelyn Hoskins

I love this new version since I figured out how to merge different lines within the tree .Correction now I have a problem getting hints. Tells me check my internet connection. Pls fix problem it still doesn't want to save my hints to. Gallery, but I uninstalled the program and reinstalled it and so far that fixed it) I enjoy ancestry very much!!

Charrie Kafouros

Nice App! Its nice to work on it when you can't always be at your computer, or if you're out and about.

A Google User

Much improved. The pc version could copy the hints options. Please allow for a tree search to delete people without relative (this happens when you delete someone and their ancestors stay but become invisible)

Joe Duea

Much better since the update. Love using the hints feature. It would be nice if you have a source that references find a grave if you could have it open the app when you click on details for the source. Or combine the apps now that you own them...

Don Jones

Greatest historical information in North America. DLJ. .It is limited as to revising new information about persons in the program.

Bruno Blase

Still downloading pictures with reduced quality and size. Text on this pictures are not readable. Please add possibility to download previously uploaded pictures with original quality.

Cheryl Troup

I really liked it at first. But it seems to focus more on money and buying the DNA tests. I sometimes can't get answers when I need them. I have tried a couple of other sites and find them easier to add info and get it correctly recorded. I have much info already inn to quit now. I am concerned about 5 yrs down the line- being @ble to add or access already recorded info..

Dawn Jenkins

Great App Found so much on my family from using Ancestry. Com

Doug Laidlaw

Needs fixing I agree that the app won't help you find new people for your tree. It would be handy to use in the field IF it would stop crashing on my Galaxy 2. Open it 3 times, and I need to reboot. Now it freezes, even when I am trying to follow the link to rate it! Now, at least, the OS closes it and restarts it. But it is usable. (3/6/2016.) Much better now. A10 inch window is too small for me. About to install the latest update. Other review sounds good.

Justin Barnes

Great app, just wish there was more for free of course.

A Google User

Great app, use it to take the family tree round to elderly relatives. Had no problems with running the app

Malinda West

Best Family Tree app This is by far the best genealogy app for finding the information about your family tree. It is affordable and I have tried all of them

Jay Bee

Just downloaded App Can't wait to check to out later. LG V10

Carol Greenway

Convenient! Love being able to access my tree away from home!

Aryan Shaw

Very good Go for it. A very thanks to the owner.


AWESOME APP This is a fast performing app. I have over 4000 names in my family tree yet it loads quickly.

Sheryl Roland

I have found so many connections! Love this app!

Monty Cogswell

Fantastic Nice to be able to use on my phone.

Diana Faraone

Keeps Downloading I have downloaded this app abt 3 times at various times and it just keeps redownloading my files. It is slow and never works! Very disapointing!!

Sharon Wilkins

The best thing I do with my spare time.g I go there just before bedtime, but sometimes I don't look at the clock and before I know its 2 a.m.

Robin Stewart

I love it have found some grandparents I never knew of

Lori Willis

Fantastic! I love being able to have all of my genealogy right at my fingertips no matter where I am. ?

Kevin Williams

One of the Best apps ever!! This app rocks!! It allowed me to link with my existing account to find family faster!!

Donna Peitz

Ancestry Search my family love stories of my family

Steve Arndt

Love it!! Taking me way beyond my expectations!!!!!

Wanda Cherry

Found so much in very little time! Wow! Addictive as the tree grows and expands. Great app. Take your family history with you. Able to update family info on the spot! Great.

Lisa Bagley

Great app, easy to use and it allows me to keep up with my family tree on the go.

Lori Reid

Awesome. I'm finding a lot of things I didn't know

Darlene Short

Ancestry ! Learning something new every day!

Connor Moore

Helpful and Easy Everything I would expect from the full website version. Works well.

Christal Burston

Love love love ancestry !

Cheyennea Brown

This app is great!

Neil McKinney

Always loved this

Jennie VanZant

I love this, They do need to make some improvements! Like cost and making adjustment to your family tree with out going to the main account on line, And merge an old account with a new on so you don't lose your vital information, Somethings I haven't been able to find some family information that I know is the right information, And being able to look up information on living family! Like Divorces Births, and so one. But over all I would rate this a 9.

Malcolm Lancaster

Apps OK but needs work Before the update you could go to the main website through the app but now I can't. We need this option as it gives us extensive records at our disposal. Not like the app. Please fix this! It would be 5* if you revert back to the old format.

Steven King

Bugs I'm not sure what was changed or updated recently but I have had issues with the app the past few weeks. Deleting and reinstalling hasn't helped. I also do not like with the upgrade that you cannot do searches on the website. Family tree hints are not available in the Android app and fewer records come up when doing a search. Disappointed with Ancestry's app AGAIN!

Brittney Harrington

Bug I have tried multiple times to sign into my account on my new phone and even on my old one. I keep getting a pop up saying that ancestry can not be contacted and to check my connection. My connection is fine and at full strength, please fix it as soon as possible I would like to open my DNA and work some more on my family tree. It this problem persists I will have no choice but to cancel my subscription to ancestry. Thank you and have a wonderful evening. Sincerely a concerned customer.

Matthew Bailey

Fantastic, until the recent update I've been able to learn so much about my family thanks to Ancestry. However, the option to resize photos, which never had any bugs on my app, has changed, shifting all of my newly resized photos to the far left. I hope this can be fixed soon.

Worst update They have removed singularly the best feature of this app. The ability to search on the website directly from the app under Gallery and 'search records'. As a full member for years this has ruined the experience and now makes it slower and more cumbersome. Why ruin it???

Gillian McMillan

The new update is really bad!!! I have over 1200 people in my tree and all their facts have been changed to custom facts or religion! Lucky its only on the app and not the website...

Kera Black

It's very easy to use! My only gripe is that the search isn't as thorough on the app as it is on the website. Once you've searched and saved things through the website though, it's all up to date on the app! The "search records" option beside "hints" is still extremely helpful though!!!!


Searching Why in the world did you remove the most basic and important function --to search using all the capabilities of the website. Now all you get is the few possible hits the app comes up with. What were you thinking?!

Phil Goodman

Malware alert I got the subject alert from Norton Mobile Security when installing the android app. Uninstalled it ASAP. Reinstalled 24 hours later and all appears well. Stay tuned...

Paulie Martin

Fix The Bugs! I have never had any problems with the app but now it shows me, the home person as my second cousin twice removed! Several other records I have looked at also show this. Not good when you will be wanting me to renew my subscription at the end of the month. Please fix ASAP.

Daniel Baldwin

Easy to use Great for keeping your family tree in your pocket. It's nice to be able to do a little research whenever I have little free time. Not quite as user friendly as the desktop version

Peter Lapic

There appears to be issues with Samsung S3 GT-I9305 & S5 SM-G900I running Android Marshmallow 6.01. Certain Custom Facts are appearing as "Custom Fact" as the label in the LifeStory. Also the prompt “Do you want to discard these changes?” still occurs even when no changes were made whenever you wish to preview a person's Fact from the LifeStory. Despite support advice of uninstalling and reinstalling the issue still occurs even on handsets of same models that never had this app installed before. Lastly which is a feature that is missing regardless what Android device you're using and that is PDF media is still not supported and You should be able to preview any sort of media associated with any fact in the LifeStory the same way as you do in iOS.

Anne Frank

Buggy Share to Facebook option for DNA results doesn't work on Android - it doesn't auto open FB app. Hangs often and doesn't load images from hints or display content from links and requires frequent restarts. Can't merge duplicates with this app. Also, can't customize the search option very well. Needs lots of work. Even if it is a "free" app, lots of us are paying you for a subscription so throw some of those funds towards mobile development, please.

mandy byrne

Where has the Website search gone? The upgrade has removed the ability to do a full search on the website. Bring it back - the app search facility is poor and does not return all relevant records.

Alicia Rahe

Leaf comments are inaccurate and undependable Recurring ?s since updates..merging feature won't merge some individuals remaining. I have to uninstall and reinstall. Problem with editing and what my relationship is between the ancestor and myself bug ongoing.

Neeraj Singh

Realy Realy awesome I was looking for only tuis app and it solved my I have a complete tree of my family..thanksss you should add an option to crop the photos..and also there should be space to add address and phone numbers

Jan Hollon

New App Update Stinks This update stinks. Not able to go to Ancestry site to search for records. You are stuck with only the what are given to you on the Search tab in App. Before the update, there was a way to go to the Ancestry site. Unfortunately I rated it a 10, with the pop-up in the App, I now want to change my rating to a 3. I don't have a computer and this is the only way I can work on my tree is with my phone.

Daniel Hearnden

Bugs still there Well those bugs are still there. Resizing images of profile photos won't keep the position, and the tags for various facts are still mixed up on some entries. Come on folks, please fix it properly next update. Otherwise a decent enough app, but there are important features so need to be working.

Jennifer Figley

Must accept junk emails! Why even give it as an option if ur not going to let someone sign up without accepting those junk emails!?

Ra Ki

This App Helped Me Find My Family I absolutely love this app and learning all of the information about my family's past! I even was able to find my sisters and other family members that I honestly don't think I'd ever have found without this app. I am forever grateful! The only thing I would like to see in future updates is the ability to differentiate between first and middle names, to be able to add titles and suffixes, and to be able to add aliases. I currently need to do that through the website itself. Other than that, I'm happy!

amyleigh Lisek

Good...but Could use a refresh button to remove hints used and a sync button so you know its communicating with ftm2014 and desktop site. Difficult remembering family members when reviewing hints.

George Williams

Search function is useless Why on earth will the app not let you refine your search like the website? At least by country would help. Makes the app nearly useless. Come on ancestry, sort it out

Not Saving It was fine, but now it won't save new entries or save any changes that are made. Frustrating!

Debbie Reed

Ancestry A great way to find your ancesters. Also you find people related to you and you can share stories and pictures. One line of my tree goes back to 200ad.

Christina Huber

Take my family with me It's great to be able to have the app on my phone so if I go to a family function I am able to have family confirm or add information on my tree. The only thing that could make it better is having the tools available for people like merge with duplicate which is only available on the computer.

Michael Fowler

This is an excellent app for an Ancestry user. Obviously not as full featured as using the computer but still very useful for checking the tree to look things up. I use it regularly when I get hints and am away from the computer.

Ken Holloway

I liked the app, but... I liked the app but after the most recent update my Norton virus protection said the app contained malware and would not allow me to install it. Please fix this. Okay, I just downloaded and installed it and it has been fixed, no issues. Thank you!

shelly pierce

Ancestry Y is it every time I go to log in to app it tells me I am not connected? I just paid my monthly and cannot log in!

Howard Davison

Battery killer Doesn't always close down properly and drains the battery. Also very slow and keeps freezing on my galaxy S7

Fantastic family history! I love this ap! Easy to use and access to so many people & records facilities. Just wish membership wasn't so expensive, especially for those who cannot work. This app is perfect for us!

Luevinia Hicks

Great on-the-go tool I enjoy being able to snap pictures and add them to my tree right away. I also like being able to show family our tree without getting on the computer. Showing off DNA results has encouraged others to have their DNA tests done too. It's an all around useful tool.

caleb fish

Please add sharing function Dont get me wrong, this app is great for finding your family tree, but I want to share my tree to multiple members of my family so they can Add extra family members here, this is a huge problem to people who doesn't want to pay for membership. Thank you if you're reading this


Add Family, They Disappear Family members I add keep disappearing and also I find it's not as easy as it should be to make relationship connections. For example, I added my mother first and then added her parents. I can't connect my grandparents as spouses.

Jo Smith

Jumbled Used to be good but now all the headings for time line events are jumbled randomly. For example: census changed to height, residence changed to divorce. Hope it gets fixed.

A Google User

Outstanding. Now searching is available. And maps Thank you. This goes from very useful to almost indispensable. The hints are now far easier to find, to see and to select. Well done the designers et al. New design is excellent. Thank you again.

Travis Smith

Wow I'm super impressed with this app and how easy it has been to build my family tree with only a few name! Love ancestry

Terry Brown

Search records Unhappy with the update can no longer search records on websites thru the app . ..why don't you leave it alone some things don't require changing

Elaine Hyre

I tried other sites. I come back here.this is great,,thanks ancestry.. Very much,there is no way to thank you.enough.your friend,i found my gg.gfather.

K.V. Kalyan

Excellent app U can Use this app without any 2nd thought its a wonderful app which doesn't contain any bugs and couldn't need any improvements to be developed further

Catherine Woods

A Wish Come True I have always wanted to have easy access to information about my ancestors. My grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins gave me a nice idea of our past but I didn't know names and places the way I do now. So far I have located many I knew not of and found one that I missed dearly...and counting. The mobile app is pretty good but the main app really takes you places. Much appreciated. User friendly...

Preston Kite

Great... but Great app, works well. It won't recognize same-sex couples and addresses my brothers husband as "wife" oddly enough.... hope this will be fixed or replaced with souse or the gender assigned. If it's a male (blue photo) it should say husband.

eL Dee

Better than nothing, I guess ? The new look n layout is more intuitive and pretty easy to use. Unfortunately, the option of opening a search in an external browser was removed recently. It really compromises the usefulness of app, as the in-app search lacks suffici robust filters, producing fewer, less tailored results. Along with other key features missing (merge people, edit relationships, change fact info saved when reviewing hints, etc.), the app is getting less useful and I'm getting frustrated and impatient waiting. ?

Manaswita Sarkar

Wonderful Family Tree Maker Ancestry saves all the right kind of information you need to make a family tree. Very intuitive in forming family links and easy to use. The interface is also easy to understand. Only suggestion i would make is to expand their database outside USA. Though I guess this would happen over time.

Nicki Berke

addicted I haven't been able to put my phone down! it's amazing to look back at old records and see all these people I didn't know existed! no issues with app at all runs smoothly

Allison Carver

Simple once you're used to it The little leaf things help eliminate people unconnected too you but they can still trick you - you really must know who you're looking for and not just assume that a "hint" person belongs to you.

Carol Harrison

Was ok but now just fair I have worked on my family tree for many years. I was able to sit and work on my family tree in the hairdressers, on the bus, anywhere were I was sitting quiet..Now since search has been removed from the gallery it's frustrating and a useless app. Can only search properly on full web site..Not good enough.

Mindi Martinez-Dagin

super interesting lots of family info and also offers option so of people who may be related to you based on information you provided or common your family tree in no time...great for everyone.

Gregg Rasor

Ancestry This journey has brought forth feeling of sadness, happiness and amazement finding never known before relatives past and present! I have always had feelings that my family came from somewhere very cool!! Denmark?

Heather H

I am addicted to this! thank you for all I have learned about my family!!

Jenn Collins

On the go I love this app. You never know where and where you will be. Sometimes genealogy strikes and you need the access right away to your tree.

Andrea Rathsack

Loved it It's so profound. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the first photo of my maternal grandfather and all his siblings.

Kristy Miller

Still a thrill! Continue to learn more about my family with Ancestry. I know more now than the members of the older generation. Thanks! Would recommend and have.

Robert Harris

Nice to know information Now I know why some traits I have seem to drive me in a certain way. Mystery solved....

Erica Crosby

Helpful/Intuitive/Easy Unbelievably easy to build family tree. Offers great drop-down options. I need to get off and sleep soon!

Lynda Kitchens

Limited Not as good as the site. You can't do searches unless it on someone from your tree and it's difficult to verify the info. I'll stick to the website for now.

Paul Ferguson

Latest update has limited search The search capability is limited in the latest update. App is nearly ruined now. Skip it and use your browser.

Gary Allen

A real aid to genealogy Very useful app for building your family tree, with easy-to-use fill-ins and hints for every name added based on the underlying database. I was able to link in 2000 relatives within the first month. Now I'm ready to up my subscription to include international data. The DNA findings make it even more valuable.

Dyllan Callahan

Sucky It's dumb cause you add people and it never have me any of my family

Ian Evans

Use free time to fill in family tree research wherever you are This app allows you not only to carry your tree with you wherever you are, it allows you to do bits of research whenever you have a bit of free time. This app is great for helping you keep your research going when it's hard to find time to sit down for a length of time at your PC.

Datrebor J

This is awesome It's so easy to find you ancestors. Like in the ad just a leaf and you're off and running. I love this app. Once you start you don't want to stop. I need to find how to link this with family search. Also you can link family search to even more results.

Karla Sawyer

Love ancestry I am always in ancestry. My lunch at work, on my iPad. Live being able to use it on any device I gave in my hand at the time

Eric Ferrie

Ancestry dose not deliver. I purchased this program 5 years ago expecting to be able to print out my data in a proper form. Their upgrades do not have this. Help line no existent. Now it is in the cloud.

Patricia Smith-Hardy

Please try It gave me a hit as soon as I entered a name,more than I thought it would be.

James Morrill

Full power while mobile! Love this app! I bring it with me when visiting branches of the family and add photos and people on the fly. Have used it at weddings, get totogethers and in the grocery store!

Heiress baby alive Radford

It is not the best but...... It is still a good app it took time for me to log in but this app is awesome

michelle leonard

I love this app. I've learned so much about my family. And keep learning more and more every time in sign in. It's a must

richard jones

My tree Very helpful at building your family tree and hints and info very good im gathering as much information before joining full site

Daniel Ray

Awesome application I just downloaded this and have been able to find a lot of people. This will be a big help to tell me where I am from.

Carl Cory Stophlet

Fun and easy to use Easily maneuver through my family tree, search for new information, use the hint leaves to add or refine family data.

Karen Lebeter

Ancestry Take your genealogy projects with you wherever you go. Have all those names & dates instantly at your fingertips. Very helpful!

Andrea Kreymborg

Easy to use. I would like to be able to go from the hint to the record by touching the persons name. This would allow cross checking to confirm the hint

T Rose

Impressed kind of I was able to find a a lot of relatives but I was not able to find myself and.siblings.

Warren Jones

As good as you can get from an app version from the website.

T Modomo

Easy It works very smooth, makes changes fast, and gives you hints after you add a new person.

anthi taf

Good but.. The app is really good and helpful but I would like to be able to add siblings too on the tree.

Paul Cable

Useful Great app to have your tree close by when you are out and about.

Heather Blake

Mobile win I love this app! With the shoebox app this makes genealogy research convenient and much less paper.

A Google User

Why does it use so much power? Why is this always at the top for battery use even when I dont use it? How can it use more power than apps I use routinely?

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