Ancestry's review

    Published: 2015-04-29, by .

    The Ancestry app links with to give you access to your genealogy.

    • Research ancestry
    • Over 14billion documents
    • Fun and easy
    • Limited functions
    • Not free
    • Buggy

    "Want To Know Where You Came From?"


    If you're into genealogy, you're going to both love and hate this app. You'll love that you have access to 14 billion of documents and your family tree. You'll hate it because it's not While the site and app are linked, the app does not compare. Its functions are limited and editing is next to impossible. Add to that the bugs that haven't been worked out yet, and you'll find you sometimes want to pull your hair out. But the ease of use of the app and the automatic syncing with the site mean that you'll still use it, even if it could be better.


    The Ancestry app gives you access to your family tree and lets you search through billions of photos, stories, and historical documents. The app makes it easy to share with friends and family, so when you find the next piece of the puzzle, you can let everybody know!


    The app is glitchy. It freezes and crashes too much. And the service is not free (although the app is). You can get a trial run, but if you really want to research your ancestors, you'll need more than that. The functions it offers are limited, especially when compared to the website.


    by Molly

    Apr 29, 2015


    Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more.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™
    • Explore billions of historical photos and records
    • Preserve and share your history with a family tree
    • Share and collaborate with friends and family
    • Get notified of new hints and comments

    Apple Watch Features:
    • Receive new hint notifications with photo previews.
    • Save and ignore photo hints right from your Apple Watch.
    • Keep up with comments and add your own with voice dictation.
    • Get on-this-day alerts for events from your family history.

    iPhone and iPad Features:
    • Ancestry Hints™ automatically find records, photos, and stories about your family
    • In just a few taps create, edit, and see your family tree
    • Access more than 14 billion historical records, photos, and more
    • 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
    • Learn about historical events that affected your ancestors
    • Explore your ethnic origins with AncestryDNA

    Start your journey by choosing a subscription:
    U.S. Discovery Membership: $19.99 per month
    World Explorer Membership: $34.99 per month

    Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
    Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew function is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
    No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the subscription period.

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