Ancestry: Family History & DNA App Reviews

Ancestry: Family History & DNA [Reference] App Description & Overview

What is ancestry: family history & dna 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

iPhone and iPad 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.

Apple Watch Features:
• Get on-this-day alerts for events from your family history.

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

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Ancestry: Family History & DNA Version 14.1227 June 2022

• Added accessibility support to the tree tab • Ability to select multiple photos and tag the people in the photos in bulk rather than one by one • Bring DNA traits insights into the Discover tab.

Ancestry: Family History & DNA Version 14.720 April 2022

Bug fixes.

Ancestry: Family History & DNA Version 14.3.101 March 2022

• Create stories about ancestors by combining photography, records, and text into an animated piece to publish to your tree and share with family and friends. • New tree level gallery shows all the media from all of your ancestors' galleries. • Scan and preserve your photos with new photo scanning • Activate DNA kits, explore ethnicity results, and review DNA matches..

Ancestry: Family History & DNA Comments & Reviews 2022

- Navigation becoming complex

I can’t complain about the amazing range of relatives I’ve discovered going back centuries. But sometimes the hints I get are a little frustrating, because my tree will tell me that “Joseph Smith” is the father of “Sara Brown” while the hints show that Sara is the daughter of “David Jones.” And often it’s hard on the app to navigate your way back to the more remote branches of the tree. That being said, if you’re lucky enough, as I am, to have two parents going back to pre-Revolutionary days (who happen to be light-complected), and suspect that your parents might be distant cousins, you can sometimes find out they are, and also discover Jewish nth-degree great-grandmothers; darker-complected cousins; pastors and poets and actors; Mary Queen of Scots; a slave overseer for Thomas Jefferson 😔; figures such as Robert E. Lee and Martha Washington; Irish criminals deported to the Americas; and an assortment of French Huguenots by way of the British Empire. Your husband might have the DNA test confirm that yes, despite a Greek name and an immigrant from Germany, he is nearly half-Jewish and is attached to storied family fur-trading company owners from Kastoria in Greece who immigrated to the US via Germany. And your children won’t have inherited the same percentages of genes as their siblings. Viva la difference!

- Website is better, all access membership isn’t worth it!

I love ancestry, the things i’ve discovered are an amazing gift to my family. That said, the app version leaves much to be desired. The website allows you to connect with other members, view their profiles and trees (member trees are the most helpful feature on Ancestry), and send pictures. That only scratches the surface when it comes to all the goodness you’re missing out on if you use the app over the website. Additionally, the app glitches. If you delete someone on the tree it will reload you back to your home person, and often when you try to accept hints it will save the wrong one (or save one multiple times. As for the membership, while expensive they are worth it. I do think that the first or second are the best (though depending on which part of the world you want the international records from it might not help). I find that FamilySearch works better for international records, and Ancestry works best for US records. All access is basically a scam. All the newspaper article you want to look at (i truly mean ALL of the ones for my relatives) are behind another paywall. additionally the Fold3 records are largely already available on the ancestry website (draft cards, hospital admissions etc). Keep your 1st-2nd tier ancestry membership then get the higher level newspaper membership separately.

- Ethnic Background Research Update

Love this app. It was amazing for me to learn that I have ancestors across 3 different continents when I did the DNA test. The “Thrulines” feature is amazing too but I would like to suggest in future updates that there can be some way to search for DNA matches that share varying percentages of ethnic backgrounds. I am very interested in connecting the dots with the Latino side of my family and finding out if possible where I can trace my African heritage as well. Since I have nearly 100,000 DNA matches and not even close to half of the people have pictures associated with their profile, it is hard to tell what ethnic backgrounds are shared with people without clicking individually on every profile. If there was a way to show any or all DNA matches who have, say, more than “10% total Sub-Saharan African and/or 25% Central American” that would be REALLY helpful in potentially connecting dots and further filling in my family tree. I would love to find where those connections are but it is really hard to do without a filter in the search that allows you to bring up DNA matches with people in specific categories. Thanks for your help! I really hope this is a feature you guys will be able to add in the future.

- Dna section not working properly

Update: working much better! Old: Let me start with the positive: the tree section is lovely, helpful, works well, and I love it. Now, the negative: the DNA section, which updated on the 1 July is not great. It is set up similar to the website, but please consider that apps are used on devices, such as a phone. The DNA section has become a behemoth if information, difficult to manage or view, crashes if you try and look at Cousin matches for a second person... it used to be quite simple and elegant with the 11 generation view, and option but not requirement to open other users’ entire trees. How can I possibly appreciate their full multi- thousand tree of information on my iPhone? I hate to complain, I use the Ancestry app daily. Some people do crosswords or sudoku. I work on the family tree, it’s my favorite puzzle. I just wish I could use the DNA cousins’ section with ease, but it seems to have become way too huge to appreciate as a simple task in bed or during down time, with the phone. It has become a project strictly for sitting at my computer. Is there any chance to make it more convenient for device use? It’s an app, after all. Thanks :)

- Unlocking My Past

Ancestry has been a joy to explore. I first started my tree several years ago, but had suspended my membership for lack of time to devote to the project. Earlier this year I decided to explore my genetic history through AncestryDNA, so wanted to continue my tree as well. I’ve been thrilled with the enhancements the site has made in the intervening years. It’s been even easier to connect the family dots through the system of ‘hints’ provided by the app. Each time I feel I’ve begun to hit a wall, a new hint is revealed that keeps me going. I’m also pleased with how the genetic app is enhancing my search. I have barely begun to explore the many connections that submitting my DNA revealed. As just a beginning, I can engage any person who is 4th cousin or closer - and who chooses to keep their connection open as well. What I’m most looking forward to is searching for all those Scandinavian relations that make up a full third of my DNA. I had no idea there was any measurable Norse blood in my past! I really am pleased with Ancestry, and AncestryDNA, and have only scratched the surface of the app’s many features and my past.

- Good App, Convenient

I really appreciate the convenience of being able to do ancestry on my phone! It makes it so easy to hop on and do a few leaves between activities. The app works well, but with a few issues. Occasionally, when trying to view something with a photo/attachment, it will say I need a paid account to view it, but usually when I go back and then click on it again, it works. Also, there are a few hints that take you to a website that you have to pay to be a member, just to see if that hint is the person in your tree (e.g. family search); I always skip those hints. Thirdly, a few hints always mess up no matter how many times you try to accept them; it just says something went wrong; try again later. (I’ve noticed this with newspaper articles.) I only give 4 stars because the census pictures only show you one page, whereas on the PC you can click to view the next page or previous page. Often the family is split between two pages, and I can’t confirm anything that is not on the page that it chooses to show me. If this were changed, I could give 5 stars, though those other problems still need addressed too.

- I have a tree with over 2000 people

If you are interested in the genealogy of your family this app will do it. But the full price of the app is way too high and the claim of newspaper artifacts is quite limited. If your ancestors come from Russia and your Jewish you will not be able to get further back than 1860. Assuming that your family came here in the very early 1900’s. My son in law is from German decent and I could trace his family back to 1675 when they came here as early settlers of Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Everyone in my family did ancestry DNA and it we found it very interesting. I had thought we were the only family with our last name in the America but with the DNA and matches I found that another family with my last name settled in Chicago around the same time my grandfather came. This I am sure of because I am a match for at least on of that clan. But I cannot figure out how we are related because the answer to that is in the small towns in Russia where the Jews were persecuted by the tzar and forced them to immigrate to the US. Instead of five stars I put four because I think they mislead me with the “all access” when it really isn’t “all access”

- Found Tons of information& Even my birth Father

It’s the best gift, I received in my life. For my 62 Birthday my son purchased me a kit. While I waited for my results, I began creating my tree. The app was easier to use than it looks and it took no time at all to master navigating my tree. Then the results arrived and wow it was unbelievable. I never knew my birth/biological father so it was interesting seeing possible relatives. But I didn’t have the nerve to contact them, so I stuck to my mom’s tree & adopted father, then tackled my husbands side exploring leaves. Then one day I had a message in my mailbox and it a matter of minutes I had my first contact with a Second Cousin .... that contact confirmed we’re relatives and although my birth father is deceased, I have Aunts, Uncles, sisters & brothers and of course tons of cousin to reach out to! Perhaps I’m one of the lucky few that find relatives, for that I’m thankful for AncestryDNA. It’s a great app and became a new hobby for a recently retired grandma. With the help of AncestryDNA we may have just figured out my next “Heritage” vacation spot.

- Hope O Creasman

I have used Ancestry since its inception. As a previous person stated, At first it was lacking records, but now it is amazing. If they could make the search where it would narrow down some more, because looking through 2,000 or more and having people come up who are in the 1900s when you want the late 1700s is very aggravating to me. Surely if you put the date of 1768, why are 1970s people showing up. Same with state, if I put SC and California is shown, I wonder why did I even put South Carolina, But I have to admit it does give you much more accurate information. And the DNA information amazes me. If the new ones would put their trees online and the stubborn old ones not keep everything to themselves, especially when you have given them information. Especially on the pictures. I have so many to identify and Rosa or Jose is from the same family, but they won’t share. However ancestry has really added to my knowledge and I know it will get better and better because it already has. It is sad to me because I won’t be around to see what’s to come. (I am 73.) So if you want to know is it worth it? I say a definite YES.

- Membership Purchase DOES NOT WORK in the App

The App is a scam! 😩😡🤬. You risk losing money! They tempt you with a few days free trial and charge your credit card. When your free trial ends, Ancestry deactivates your account so you can no longer see images of documents even though your card has been changed. To get your money back you have to deal with Apple. I have had an Ancestry account for years, but only activate it occasionally for a few months to see if any new information is available. This time I made the mistake of activating it through the app using Apple Pay. The app worked okay for me. If you are using an iPad, the app is more convenient than the site on Safari; however, there are a few things that can only be done on the website (e.g. inviting others to your tree if your tree is private). Occasionally the app locks up and loses connection when you try to add files to your gallery. But the main problem is activating your account through the app, especially along with the free trial offer. If you want an active membership, activate it through the website even though you will not get the free trial. Otherwise, you risk a lot of headaches trying to get a refund when Ancestry doesn’t honor your purchase at the end of the free trial.

- Absolutely Fabulous!

I got bit by the ancestry bug in 2009 before I became a member. What started this for me was learning all I could about my great grandfather (my moms dads father.). Great grandpa left the home when my grandpa was three years old no one knew too much about him. Before becoming a member I was able to locate the him and within three weeks I actually drove to a rural cemetery and found his grave!! I was also able to find history. A few years ago I joined Ancestry as a full member and absolutely love it! My family tree, maternal and paternal, goes back for some to the 1500s. Two years ago I did the AncestryDNA (the reports were just updated recently as well!) I can attest to the fact they are accurate because I know where a lot of my family came from and the DNA members it matched me to are relatives, some I know (but didn’t realize they were members.) Totally fascinating and soul fulfilling to know where my people came from know what blood runs through my veins. Rock on Ancestry! I’m hooked ❤️👍🏽

- I like but it needs some additions

I love finding all my long dead relatives but I wish there were more detailed options for your family tree. For example, it should include siblings on each layer of the tree to make even more accurate assessments of relation. Also, including an option for adopted children would be amazing. My grandfather was adopted by his aunt, and so she kept being listed as his mother when in fact she was only his mother by adoption. As a result of this, I’m having an incredibly hard time finding out who my actual great-grandmother is because the records are only show the adopted parents name. There should be a way to include both adopted parents for the purposes of records AND the actual parents for genetic purposes. Also, it would be nice if there were more inclusive options that were sensitive to transgender individuals, including the records for older relatives who may have had to alter their paperwork because of the times they were living in. The history that you can uncover is really eye-opening and I just think everyone should be able to experience it.

- False advertising

Do not believe the free 14 day trial. You may get charged & then apple itunes will not refund your money. They told me that all sales were final & that apps are not personalized. I was not told this & there is nothing on the free 14 day trial page within the app that has terms & conditions or any exclusions. I had received a previous free trial & was surprised to see another one. I clicked it thinking I’d received it because I did not keep the subscription originally. Apple itunes store kept me on the phone for over an hour refusing to refund & quoting the all sales final in the terms & conditions. There needs to be an * on the free 14 day trial page in the app with at least a short sentence stating if you’ve received a free trial that you will be charged the full subscription price for one month & not receive the free trial. This is false advertising & makes both ancestry & apple itunes store look very bad. I learned my lesson the hard way. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. Save your money & don’t even risk it if you’ve used it before. Reclaim the records offers all records for free, same ones ancestry charges for- public free records-paid for by your ancestor’s taxes & you can use ancestry through your taxpayer $ for free at your local library. I’m so angry.

- A wonderful way to find your history

I have used this app for five years on iPhones, iPads and computers. I never had to start over or begin a "new tree" because you log in and you information is secure. I love this app for several reasons the first being I have learned so much about the heroes in my family. I can see the struggles, how wars have affected family members. I found living relatives I never knew. The only problem I have is that duplicates still form too easily but the correction process has been simplified. Every update has made corrections easier to do. You can add pictures, obits notes and they automatically add historical facts to make your ancestors come to life. A ‘Warning’ though this can be addictive! Con- even if you have paid for records after having a membership for years once you discontinue or pause your membership you cannot access digital scans of records. You can however see you have the record as well as see the “detail” of the record.

- AncectryDNA

I have been working on my family history for over 50 years and have accomplished quite a lot. Then, a couple of years ago I discovered Ancestry and am amazed about how much easier it is to do everything. Yes, there are quirks, as there are in every program, but this one is wonderful. I recently decided to have my DNA done, but was too suspicious to give Ancestry all of the information ahead of time, so I used a different e-mail address for my DNA kit, to see if they would be able to come up with the information I have on my charts (back to the 1500s in most cases). I was totally amazed that they pinned all of my ancestors down to the exact areas I was expecting them to be from, including the Jewish ancestor that is on my chart 4-5 generations back. ABSOLUTELY recommend this program. It is very addicting to do family history and this program makes it even easier with the very helpful and accurate hints. Thanks to all of the programmers!

- Great Concept but Inevitably Hard to Piece Together

I am struggling with how to figure out how I am related to my DNA matches. The Thru Lines are a great idea however I wish there was something similar that only showed Dna matches instead of everyone because when someone like myself is adopted and has no idea of their heritage or ancestors, it’s just a big puzzle. For instance I entered my “assumed” grandfather and I get tons of hints and thru lines for him but I have no idea if I’m related to him via DNA because so far no matches that I can find . I do admit I have thousands of relatives I can’t link in my tree even though we matched DNA, simply because idk how we are related. No common Surnames shared mostly. It’s very hard and confusing and I’m struggling to find my real ancestors because I don’t know my family nor who is who. If you could help us find a way to piece this together, you would be healing many lives that have holes in them from not knowing their families. you would help make so many lives better. Nonetheless ty for the hard work you have done so far.

- New update is horrible

Why why why??? You ruined a perfectly good app! It is so difficult now to see my tree. There is no contrast, the pictures are tiny, the names don’t look right. Cannot follow the lines. Terrible graphics! No new useful features. What could have been really helpful would be to view the relationship in the tree without having to click on each profile. It would be amazingly helpful to have a colored border around each person in the tree with the ability to customize a color for each individual. This way you could highlight relatives in your direct line, another color for different relationships or to highlight interesting matches or ones you want to go back and research more. So sad about this new update...I have put so much time and effort into my tree and this new look is not going to work for me. So visually cumbersome! I need a larger photo and have put a lot of effort into using photos for quick identification and sizing them just so. Too much wasted space now that is not even being used to display additional information. I’m not sure what the thinking was behind this colossal failure. I want the old app back!!!

- My Fathers greatest wish came true, then he died

My Father’s one and only wish was to one day know someone from his Mothers side of the family. She died when he was five. We spent many years traveling the state of Texas looking for anyone that know anything about his Mother. He sent his DNA to Ancestry and we waited... and waited.. and waited, until one day, there was a match, Mercedes. I saw that her Grandfathers name was Alfredo Alviar Chavez and flipped out!!! I sent her a message through the Ancestry app. and explained who I was and that we have been looking for years and years for anyone related to My fathers Mother’s side of the family. I gave her my email address and hoped she would answer. She quickly responded by sending an email to me and we were immediately connected. She was blown away that we knew so many details about her Grandfather. It did t take us long to get together. They came to visit on Labor Day weekend 2019. We had 3 glorious days to talk and laugh and cry. My Father was the happiest Man in the world. Then on September 19, my Father passed away. His name was Guadalupe Ibarra. He died a happy man. God kept his word and brought to pass the one and only piece of the puzzle left. Thank you Ancestry for making it possible. Without you, he would never have met his beautiful cousins, children of his uncle Alfredo, my Fathers Mother, Francisca’s little brother. What a wonderful world!!! Thank you, Dina Joy Lawrence Proud daughter of Guadalupe Ibarra

- Not Ready for Prime Time

Unlike Reunion, this app requires a constant internet connection to display a tree. Nothing really resides on the iPhone other than a link to your online Ancestry tree. So, from a practical point showing your tree to family members around a dinner table, or while researching in a library, or many other places where a signal isn't always available - that soaks up battery time also - is extremely limited. With Reunion my tree fully resides on the iPhone - period. The fact that this Ancestry app is "free" to paying members is great - the fact that it's crippled and mostly useless speaks to the price value as well as what Ancestry thinks of its customers. Suggestion - charge a couple of bucks and have the full GEDCOM load on the iPhone and present in a Family Tree Maker format. Even if it isn't as fully featured, you'll make a return on invest in both money and added customer good will. But it's useless as it runs now. One star is a gift.

- A long time ago.......

In a place far far away. No knowing anyone on my fathers side of our family it was kind of sad. Who where they and where did they come from? After some connections a lot of documents and a little luck, my discovery was amazing. Having the name Jones obviously makes it difficult to ensure, with so many with the same name, that an ancestor is ours. Yet, when the documents like a Draft card has parents names and addresses which reflect the child you know. Your face lights up as each connection becomes a reality. John Lee Jones is my big find. A settler of the west in Utah, in and around Cedar City. It was amazing to read a story of how he took his family and many Saints ( Latter-day ) from Missouri through the mountains to Utah. With his huge family and friends they carved out a settlement. To say the least I feel so proud to have had family like this. Best of luck on your search.

- Amazing resources at your fingertips

When your family history research becomes so complex that you can no longer remember everything, this continuously improved app gives you complete access to an amazing range of details. In spite of my frustration that Ancestry has taken away some resources that were formerly available without additional fees, their software both on a desktop and mobile devices make the annual cost a great bargain. More than just the basic family relationships and personal data, I appreciate access to primary sources such as census records. I upload hundreds of digital photos and this app makes it easy to access these historic images. And as I travel, I always have access to the most recent discoveries I’ve made about my family. If you have an interest in your personal history, this app can keep your interest vital and enjoyable.

- Ancestry App 5🌟

I have found the Ancestry App to far exceed my expectations! Now having been on this amazing genealogical journey for close to four decades seriously; I am truly grateful and amazed by the way Ancestry facilitates my travels along the way. On any given day they have possibly surprised me with new and enhanced quality of service to raise my heart to further efforts in my safari for the information of our families story to see more clearly and more definitively what paths the many stories have taken to get us all where we are today. I certainly hope that they will continue to be as proactively innovative in their future as they have shown themselves to be in their past and currently. I give it a 5 star 🌟 plus rating for a viable option to increase your productivity in your experience as a family historian!!

- Great app, not-so-great update

I absolutely love this app. I’ve made a family tree of over 7,000 people, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. It’s so interesting to find out these things about my family and I love that this app gives me the opportunity to do so. As for the recent update... it’s not my favorite. They completely neglected some of the app’s prominent bugs and focused their efforts on making it aesthetically pleasing. As great as the app is, there are some glitches that definitely need fixing. An aesthetic change is not what this app needs. Besides, I prefer the way it looked earlier. If you haven’t tried this app out I would definitely recommend, you do get some bonuses if you pay for a subscription but you can still get a lot of enjoyment out of it without paying. It’s a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend trying it out, but some of these bugs really need fixing.

- Great for on the go!

30JAN19 Update: I don’t know if I’ve never used this feature? Tried to add burial information for my aunt last night and it won’t save. It just keeps spinning. Tried to go through “App Support” to report the glitch and it pulls up a blank page. So I’m reporting it here and docking a star until it’s fixed. After 10 years, my cousins are finally starting to become interested, so I need the app to be able to save Facts on the go. 18DEC18 Update: I’ve also been using the app to investigate shaky leaves and clean up duplicate hints in the nooks and crannies of my day. The integration with my DNA results has been amazing as well! Perfect companion to my Ancestry tree! Original: I love being able to whip out my phone to verify family stories as we're talking about them. Also, to jot down notes as my Mom remembers them so I can find the paper trail later on. Another perk is to show them pictures of our ancestors in a flash. Love it!

- Get the detailed insight to your unique history

The current ancestry app provides a convenient process to build your family tree. You can start with just a few facts or stories about close family members ; and use the hints provided by the ancestry software to expand links to other family members. Ancestry brings together many databases including military, census, birth, grave stones, residences and international census info etc. The basic ancestry app is now linked to the ancestry dna data. So, when you complete your dna testing you can then see even more relationships to your family. You can also see your dna ancestry timeline with associated geolocations. This provides a graphic map view of where your ancestors originated and their migration path to the current family residences. A treasure chest of info for those with casual ancestry interest or even more experienced genealogy pro.

- Won’t remember my login and password!

Why do I have to login every time I use this app? Didn’t used to require that. Users need to be able to decide if they can stay logged in or not! Finally allowed users to choose their background and that helps, but the look and feel of the app is still off compared with the browser version. Default graphics are cartoonish and amateur hour garbage. Why can I not collapse a level in my tree anymore? Discoveries tab still a confusing mess of unwanted fluff that takes way too long to load. Still would like DNA information in its own section like the web version. Really dislike change for change’s sake because you always break something, make it worse, and make serious genealogical research into eye-candy fluff. Let’s get some serious genealogists on board to critique this app, get rid of the fluff and eye-candy, and get some professional quality back into this app. Also, while you are at it, how about radically reducing your subscription rates so most people can actually stay subscribed for the long haul? You charge too much for providing access to public records. These are PUBLIC records and should be free to all. We know you have access to all the data created by familysearch volunteers. Anything they provide for free should be free on your site as well. As I’ve said before, be courageous and drop your subscription prices. If you do, more people will stay subscribed over the long haul and your bottom line would be much healthier.

- It’s decent but not most accurate

In my opinion; This is not very accurate. It says my Half Brother and I have nearly the same DNA however it is impossible since we have different fathers. I have even used my family tree to track my family roots yet it says I’m a majority English which is a lie; my English side is such a small percentage that it shouldn’t even be represented. I’m a majority Germanic and it says my German side is less than 10 percent. I believe they got the DNA right and the percentages wrong which has been more complicated by the current pandemic so I understand it was probably just an accident. It took nearly 3 months to receive my results and yet I have to say I was really let down and disappointed by the lack of accuracy and performance. If you’re thinking of doing this DNA test, I’d say what until after the Pandemic so they don’t “ rush “ your order which is why mine became so inaccurate. Overall the customer support is the best part of this company, not the service itself.

- Resourceful

This app has been pretty useful. I’ve used it in about 98% percent of my research. I’ve used the laptop version the other two percent. Though it’s still limited by the info that’s put into by other users. I recommend using google to add to the search from time to time. I only used the paid version for a month but it still cut some search time down. If you try the free 1 month trial, I suggest the international version. Costs a lil more but expands the search area. I’ve found out I’m descendant of a Viking “king and queen” from 850 Denmark! And they are the grandparents of the inspiration for the term “Bluetooth”. Herald Gromsonn the “Bluetooth” No telling what you’ll find! Get start! 👍 My only complaint is if you delete a sibling or a wrong ancestor, it’ll kick you all the way back to you. If you have to remove a few duplicate sibling entries, it gets annoying.

- Grateful for the Ancestry app

I love the Ancestry app. I joined the app to help track my ancestors during conversations with my mom and other family members and it makes the task easy. Since my family immigrated to the USA, we lost contact with many family members. With DNA testing becoming more popular in the last five years, Ancestry has allowed me to connect to even more family members. My 88 year old mother has a very sharp memory and has enjoyed renewing with the reconnections and meeting their descendants. As I made new connections, my mom has also helped with providing family stories for our tree. Because of all the benefits I have experienced with the Ancestry app, I am a huge fan and sing it praises to everyone! Thank you so much Ancestry for making learning about my ancestors so easy!

- Very good

The ancestry app is overall very good, and easy to use. I was a bit worried that it may be a little messy at first, but it’s designed very well and it’s very easy to configure and navigate through! This actually makes the app pretty convenient, especially if you’re away from your computer, or are confined to a phone for any given reason. Uploading media such as photos on this app is actually quicker on the app than desktop, but it’s also entirely possible that I may be just saying that from the perspective of preference. The only real gripe I have with this app is that it may occasionally be prone to crashing, and while it hasn’t happened particularly often to me, it is annoying when it does happen while working ok research and you lose your spot. Overall, I think this app is very good, and I do recommend people download it, it is a very helpful app.

- Still Needs Work

There needs to be better synchronization between the online tree and the app. When I make a change or add new info on either, I expect to see it right away on the other. Generally, online you do, but the app lags. The app crashes too often. I hate that you cannot download documents from the app. I am a genealogist and I work between my laptop and tablet constantly. I need to be able to save docs from the app to my OneDrive or Dropbox. Also, if you choose a “potential ancestor”, the sources don’t come with it and you have to spend hours trying to find them all again. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!!! I also hate the search feature on this app. It doesn’t have enough flexibility and the results are too broad, and there’s no ability to delete outlier results. Every “hint” needs to have a Yes, No, Ignore option. It is frustrating to not be able to get rid of irrelevant or erroneous hints.

- Enjoy finding long lost relatives, but...

I really do enjoy the Ancestry app. Although there have been many occasions where I have had to go to the actual website, because there are functions on the website that I can’t access through the app. One would think the app would have MORE features than the website, but that’s not the case here. That’s why I only gave 4 stars. Plus, lets face it. There really aren’t that many ways to search ones family history from one central access point, except for Ancestry. But make the website & the app with the same accessible features, and that fifth star will be all yours, Ancestry. 👍🏼😉 Also, I am a paying member. With the amount of money I pay annually to be a member, not to mention through multiple years, it sure would be nice if you would throw in a genetics history test for no charge. THAT would earn you 5-Stars-PLUS!

- Overall good

Overall this is a great app, which are used extensively. They’ve improved quite a few things over the past few years. As of this writing, there are still a few glitches: The titles of attached photos often disappear when they are attached to multiple individuals (which for the time being is why I always duplicate the photo title in the description portion in case that happens). It is quite frustrating that you cannot delete records on the app like you can on a laptop. For some reason, some marriage records create duplicate marriage events, even when the people you are attaching it to are already linked as married, and even win their names are exactly as on the new marriage record. This is incredibly frustrating and happens often. Perhaps most frustrating is what seems to be a recent glitch where all of a sudden the supporting records and attachments for an event are no longer attached to that event, and sometimes even the date and location disappear. I have found when that happens if I reattach the records, it will go back to the way it was originally with that information where it belongs. If you delete a person, sometimes the person remains. I have found this is usually fixed when deleting someone else from that family or when logging out and logging back in.

- I found family on the other side of the globe

This test brought me to relatives I never knew existed and opened up stories I never knew about my family. I reached out to some of the dna matches that came back and found cousins in Australia who’s grandparents were cousins with my grandparents. I found an uncle grim my great grandfathers . I never knew my great grandfather had a brother and I found out he died in the war in Greece - my great grandfather raised his brothers three boys as his own. I found their kids from the names and pieces of story my new found cousin in Australia gave me (lucky out Mother’s are alive to help us). I just started using the site and I’m starting to grow new relatives exponentially connection to another. My family is from Greece and the people I’m connecting with are in Australia Italy Canada USA and other . Science is fascinating !!!!

- Matches aren’t sync to other DNA matches

Example 1: A person can be matched to 4 siblings, but when clicked on one siblings Shared Matches’s, it doesn’t list the other 3 siblings that are being managed by that one sibling under shared matches but you can see them in the managers profile. Or if you search for them. Example 2: A uncle and niece share a cousin. Both are showing shared 10cm with this person. But when either the uncle or niece click on that shared cousin matches, they don’t see each other as a match. The niece sees not shared matches with the cousin. **Also, please bring back the under 8cm matches. They are very important in helping with researching and connecting. **And we shouldn’t lose information that we have collected and added to our tree, if we can’t afford our membership and have to cancel for a short time. If information is found while on a paid membership, that information should be able to be kept in the tree. Thank you!!

- Ancestry mobile awesome

I have connected with over 3000 ancesters using the mobile app. When I use the app on my computer it is not as user friendly is the mobile app. This app on occasion does lock on me but overall it is the app I use the most. I recommend this app of all other online genealogy programs. Don't waste your time and money on family search it family trees. Ancestry is by far the best. AncestryDNA also opened up a can of worms. Apparently my brother who has since pasted had relationship with a woman during the Vietnam war once. And when I sent in the dna I was contacted by a man who’s dna matched me as his aunt. He looks just like all the other Adams men. However he is a very sweet wonderful man who wants nothing except to find out where he came from. Upstanding man a firefighter commander that loves to play hockey.

- Have been a member for at least 19 fantastic years

Ancestry continues to grant me copius information on my ancestors. More than a few famous ancestors have been discovered and added to my trees. The biggest surprise was through the DNA testing I had performed which revealed my birth Father of which my twin Sister and I had never been told. My twin died before this revelation came out. My Mother never confided in us but was always concerned as to why I wanted to know about my ancestors. She always said they were dead and would never help us. Wished she was still living so I could let her know she was related to several US Presidents, General R E Lee and Daniel Boone. Would have loved to hear what she thought then. Thank you Ancestry for all you have provided to people like me that yearn for this information. It is who we are and what were made of.

- How Love conquers all

Ancestry App is absolutely amazing. To see our connections from past generations just proves that we are all immigrants.... imagining what our ancestors risked, often leaving home never to see their parents and siblings again..... WOW! My great grandmother left Sweden at 17 years old, on a boat, alone, sailed around South America to land in San Francisco to work as a domestic. There she met my great grandfather from back East- he had been in the Spanish American War and was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco. They fell in love, made it through the great earthquake and Fire of 1906. They survived , married and traveled by train across the country settling just North of Boston, had 5 children, one being my dear Nana, and both lived until their 80’s. Love conquers all. This inspires me as an American..... I come from strong genes, no money, but Love. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE..... #GetOutTheVote

- Amazing Paper trail

It’s fun to put everything together with a factual paper trail. It’s very cool how the app builds the tree before your eyes. I’m 58 years old, I never paid a lot of attention to the family tree— I just remember the highlights... I have put it all together and can’t believe what I didn’t know. I’m sure I know more than my parents did, a lot more. I love that I get to save the records so other family can easily see each document because that really seals it in to your brain and it becomes more meaningful somehow. So— this is about the app... I’m using it on an iPad and it is very responsive. I like the web version a bit more, it’s just more intuitive— maybe because I spent a ton of hours on the web based app before I tried the iOS version. My my MacBook Pro is four feet away from me and I’m happily using this four year old iPad if that tells you anything.

- You Pay, You stay

As long as you pay for your family tree, you can stay on Ancestry. If you don’t pay, you lose access to all your hard work; even on free offers. I have been on Ancestry from the “Family Tree Maker” program. At this point, I should own access and rights to my Family tree and not have to pay for access; I should be a Life member. Until the newest update, I could not share the Family tree with the family, because any one who visited the tree, could also delete the entire tree. I like the idea of the Contributor capabilities to add to the tree, but not delete any information. My tree is 1200 people strong. I would hate to lose my information. But I do believe that Ancestry should be able to recover my tree… it’s just too much Information to loose and we pay for it.

- I am Still Judging You

A WARNING to anyone thinking about putting money into this product. This update is phenomenally disappointing. I’ve always sung Ancestry’s praises for being a major part in learning about my family, connecting with so many lost members, and building new relationships. The access to matches, their trees, and their shared matches had been pivotal in my research, and yet every time there is a new update there is something that is lost. I just feel so unbelievably disappointed and frustrated with this product, and feel worse because I pay for the service, but getting less and less access to resources and information. I’m really trying to stick around, but every time somethings lost it’s like what’s the point: no access to matches as a viewer, no access to trees, no way to search by shared sub grouping, no way to search by country. The app looks cute, and has a decent design, but apparently we’re all subject to a major sacrifice of efficiency for design, sad.


The tree feature is awesome, and the hints are alright, but I am disappointed in the DNA results, and can’t help thinking the results are dependent on who’s interpreting them. When my aunt first took the test, a small amount of Native American showed up, which was consistent with her family tree, and matched many relatives’ results, then was taken away with the previous update. But yet the tiny amount of african percentage remained. Why was the 1% of NA removed, but not the african? The two were the same amount in the first test results. Actually, the NA was situated above the african. Seems odd that if one was going to be removed, it would be the NA. But yet relatives still show their 1% NA, it wasn’t taken away from them. I was hoping to see it corrected in this latest update, but no. I have mulled it over for awhile, and just cannot get past what a big let down the Dna turned out to be.

- Membership account access

Before I start on a rant, I would like to say that this app is really good as a starting point in researching your history. Now with that being said I find it difficult to understand y it is so hard to find info on someone that you know has a marriage or birth certificate. Very frustrating when said person is a dead beat dad that holds the key to half of your DNA. And knowing he has other children out there, that can’t be found! Anyway, off topic.... I did a 7 day trail, and was billed on the following day... less than 24 hours and then when my research took to out of the country, I was charged .99 supposedly for said records but was charged the following day for the World package.... so I now have a month of Ancestry to help me on this journey but, I find every time I find something out of the US, I’m being charged more money. Help me to understand what my 2 monthly memberships paid for!

- Great & Useful App - Could Be Even Better

I love the Ancestry app and have learned so much from it. I remember the old Family Tree Maker program from the early 2000s and with that, you were able to view different “reports” – one of which listed your relationship to different people in the tree (i.e. 1st Cousin Once Removed, 4x Great-Grandfather, etc.). What became fascinating would be how you could find yourself related to the same individual in multiple ways. This could be due to cousin marriages but also from siblings in one family getting married and having children with siblings from a non-related family. This was a fairly common practice throughout the colonies. I think this would be a great idea to allow members to delve deeper into their family trees and would also provide us with more value and insight.

- Ancestry What would I do without thee?

Ancestry is but one weapon in the genealogist’s record set arsenal along with FamilySearch by the wonderful LDS folks who provide gazillions of Records for the grand price of free and the several other fee based sites like FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. But Ancestry World Subscription and the Ancestry App is where I start most days when attempting to get in some roots sleuthing. Americans should not ignore FindMyPast for USA newspapers and vitals. I’ve not had much luck to date with MyHeritage’s databases but am sure I will eventually strike gold there too. For this researcher Ancestry is still number 1, familySearch and Google (both free) are number 2, FindMyPast is number 3 because I find both USA and Brit Ancestors there. For my Scotland ancestors though Scotland’s People is number 1. Generally to date I’d say MyHeritage is number 4 but gaining.

- The best way to track your family's past.

If you've ever said "one day I'm going to research my family tree" this is the way. Start by filling in what you already know about you, your parents , grandparents, aunts, cousins,etc. It's fun and so easy. Soon the app will give you hints about certain relatives and their vitals. It's up to you to decide if it pertains to them or not. The research gets exciting and it's a great way to gather your family to help with their recollections. Don't wait till it's too late. You only pay for what you want, such as access to certain government records. There's no pressure from anywhere and you're on your own until you choose otherwise. I have followed the “breadcrumbs “of my ancestors back to the 1600s. I never thought I’d be able to do that.

- So happy this exists!!

I’ve always been so interested in my family story and ancestors. I joined this site when I was a teenager and tried super hard to dig around for free because I didn’t have a method of payment (ahaa) I gave up for awhile only to return when I was older with that 💰 so I could get the full experience. In one day I discovered SO much! I was so excited to share with my family! We bonded for hours and pulled out all the old photo albums! I was able to add many photos my grandmother has to different family members profiles for other people searching to see. I don’t think anybody in this world isn’t interested by this stuff so seriously: if you’re even just a little curious, start that tree! My only issue with this app itself is the larger your tree gets, the app seems to lag a bit. 4 ⭐️ for the app - 5 ⭐️ for Ancestery 😄

- A Tree

Trees come in many types, so how do you know which is better? Trees have many leaves of shape size and are colorful. How do you know about branches? I recently found relatives my family never mentioned in my 82 years. I use Ancestry because I am amazed at what Ancestors or related people show up from their search engines either by name Or AncestryDNA. Each day/week I get choose to put another leaf on my trees. I have lots of relatives that use the same middle initials, but their real middle name is different. Birthdates, Spouses names, and related data you can choose from new to update or add. Yes AncestryDNA & Ancestry keeps all my trees looking colorful and factual. I highly recommend Ancestry and it’s upgraded version. Saves me a lot of time pruning & trimming.

- Ancestry DNA is Whack!!!!!!!!!

I activated my kit on 11/15 and they started to process it on 11/28. Tell me why have I gotten two different dates on when my results would be ready and they still not ready!!!!!!! Here we are in January and my second date for results were on January 5th........No results. I’m beginning to think they lost my test. Everyone else who has submitted their test that lives around me has gotten their results within two weeks. I asked for a refund and the supervisor was like, “I will give you one month free of ancestry...wait where is it?” I told her, “Yeah I just cancelled that monthly subscription! Why have a tree and I have no one to compare it to????” I’m so disappointed and wish I would have given my money to 23 and Me!!! Update: coincidentally I got my results today, the same day I posted the above review. Ugh. I’m not even excited now! I will give 2 additional stars. That’s it.

- Fantastic App Save One Minor Flaw

I really like the Ancestry App. I’m on it constantly as I am a professional genealogist and it’s the easiest way to get data real-time when whether I'm standing in some ancient cemetery or at the National Archives in DC. There is one flaw in the design which frequently raises my blood-pressure: the search “feature,” if indeed you can call it a feature. The slide bar is not effective to isolate specific searches within the various Ancestry databases and there’s no way to alter the individuals dates within the search. This can make for a serious headache when you’re searching for a common surname while standing in said ancient cemetery. Other than that one issue, it’s never let me down and it’s a lot easier to pull out my iPhone and load recent pictures/media than it is to carry a laptop into the field.

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- Finding my family

Ancestry DNA were able to locate a number of first cousins. I was adopted as a baby and had never met a relative from either my birth or adopted family. At the age of 66 I took the plunge (and the test) because I wanted my children and grandchildren to have some idea of where we came from. I had built up a notion in my head that I was probably an illegitimate child of some poor young mum. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I was half right. My birth mother was young when she had me at 24 years of age, but I was the youngest of five boys in an unhappy marriage. Two of my brothers are still alive and I have been given a warm welcome by so many relatives. Heartfelt thanks.

- iPad with M1 Chip

The app has performed well up until I purchased an iPad running the lasted iOS version 14.6 with an M1 chip. Since installing the app on that device the app only has partial functionality. Currently I am not able to select to view the profile of any person in my tree unless that person has a hint associated with them and then only by selecting the hint first. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app on multiple occasions. The result each time is on first starting the app I can successfully view a person’s profile but after that I can no longer view any person’s profile (unless they have a hint) including the person I successfully viewed on first start up. Two other iOS devices with A series chips running iOS 14.6 work as expected. Contacted Ancestry support and the usual response as expected was not our problem despite the fact that not one other app on the iPad with the M1 chip is exhibiting a problem. Sorry Ancestry it is your problem, it is a coding issue which is being highlighted by the difference in how your app executes on a a hardware device using different hardware architecture to iOS devices utilising A series chips.

- Ancestry

This is a very useful site but I think people need to be more careful when accepting hints. Sometimes hints are suggested which unavoidably involve someone with the same first name and surname as someone in the family but they may be from a different family. Because sometimes these hints are accepted as belonging to a particular tree when they do not an incorrect family may become attached which is difficult to correct. People post photographs in good faith which have been incorrectly identified. You actually need to have traced your family yourself from primary sources such as Civil Registrations of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Parish Records, Wills and other sources before you can accept hints and attach individuals and facts to your ancestors. It is difficult to have corrections made but otherwise it is a very useful website. Thank you. Gael Phillips Australia

- Ancestry tree

Love the App however when I have too many of the same hints I would like to delete them a little easier than saying that they are not family. I take my iPad everywhere so it is quite easy to add details if I get them when visiting. I don't like the choices for saving or deleting. Sometimes they are correct but I just don't want to save them because they may belong to another member of the family and I can't save them to the other person. I don't like getting multiple hints from USA if I have asked for Australia, or England or Europe. One or two are ok but I have seen dozens!

- Made some great discoveries

Through Ancestry DNA, I have discovered an entire branch of the family that I didn’t know existed. There were some shocking surprises in the journey but meeting some wonderful people has made it all worthwhile. Having multiple family members tested as well as constructing the family tree is highly recommended as more hints become forthcoming. The Ancestry program is a big help but you need to understand that it doesn’t do all of the hard work for you - it can only work with the data it has so you will need to do some of your own research as well. It is good that any living people in the tree are private by default. The DNA results helps a great deal in placing the pieces together.

- Great mobile family tree resource

I have used the Ancestry app for a couple of years now, and compared with the website, the app is so much better. It shows more record information and pictures without having to pay for their member subscription, which makes it easier to determine if they are actually the person you think they are (with same name, etc). It is also more user friendly and easier to navigate than the website, especially while viewing the tree. Only criticism is it sometimes crashes when you try to add data so you have to relaunch and do it again. A minor complaint for a well designed free app.

- Great BUT ....

Love the convenience of having my genealogy portable and always in my phone for quick updates and to share with relatives. BUT .... Would love to read messages via the App, would love to know if unanswered messages are due to people not logging in or blocking - needs a “read” notification. Would be great if hints filter out documents you already have. Sometimes Ive saved the same thing multiple times. Access is very expensive and notifications about good deals for renewal have to be chased by phoning.

- Record confusion

Over the past couple of years Ancestry’s records have become difficult to connect in addition the basing the company in Dublin has increased the cost to the consumer making research less rewarding. From some years ago it appeared that if a number hits were made on a particular record then this record was prompted as being a genuine connection to a family tree and many times it wasn’t correct. Lately records from the USA have a once off charge per extraction and so make the obtaining not justifiable and having a worldwide subscription not cost effective.

- Oh so portable! In the pocket for moments anywhere.

To carry the family detail in my pocket in my iPhone and have that replicated on the iPad and computer, has simply become a given. The level of access is remarkable and I understand that the three devices are best suited for different capacities and uses. But to have the same detail in the three of them is superb. Wonderful work. I expend most of my data on this app. Does that it all? The access to photos, official records ... it never ends. Is that an obsession?

- My history

I am constantly amazed at the knowledge that is imparted from Ancestry and only wish that I was a bit younger to be able to grasp the technical know-how to gain the full benefits of it all......but I am getting better I think. Things need to be more clearly set out perhaps. It has been wonderful to meet my second cousin in UK through email and I hope to meet more in the future. I made an error on my tree with Lillian Bennett and have been unable to correct it, which dampened my enthusiasm. Overall, you have a wonderful program, thank you. Dellas Macdougall

- Family

Although at times people add ancestors that are wrong. Being vigilant and checking it can be avoided. That checking sometimes brings up little beauties!! I just don’t know what I would do without you Ancestry. I have traced both mine snd my husbands tree back to William the Conqueror. Yes we are distantly related. What an amazing find. Off the back of that now have had book made called “Related” How could I have done this without you Thank you Anne 😁❣️

- Wealth of knowledge

I have been part of Ancestry for years now and sourced so much important info. I would and often do recommend Ancestry to anyone contemplating their family history. I have always helped fellow researchers when I could and I’ve also received some really useful information from others on the message boards. The many connections of living relatives has been very exciting and inspiring, allowing me to add whole branches to my tree...all the while checking resources to verify our connections are authentic. DNA is another path I’ve decided to far it has shown connections that I am checking up seems a little tricky to begin with, I need more experience before I can give an opinion on that !! I’m on the highest level on Ancestry, and I absolutely blown away by the huge amount of info I now have access to. If you can stretch your budget to afford it. However, I warn you there is no going back, but it will speed up your progress and if you can help others out, it helps to justify the cost and that is very satisfying !!

- Complicated but effective

The ancestry app takes a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve mastered it, it becomes much easier for most work than the website (which is incredibly busy). I’d definitely recommend it, but it does take time to work out what’s where. (Start with options along the bottom)

- Frustrating and time wasting when things are lost.

I tried to delete replication of one family member and ended up losing an entire generation! I have just wasted 6 hours of my life for nothing! I restarted using after same frustration 5 years ago and thought (surely!) by now it would be more user friendly. But nope nope. Fix it guys. You are getting enough money to make this work way better than it does. 0 out of 5 stars.

- Too many bugs to use

I love ancestry and if this app worked I would use it daily! Unfortunately it’s never worked for me. I constantly have to log out and completely reinstall, and the support people tell me to do that or use the desktop version instead. It should people that I have lots of information on as blank unknowns, it doesn’t let me see what’s in my gallery, or it shows me 2 out of 10 items. Sometimes when I move through the tree it crashes. I have thousands of hint to sift through yet it constantly shows as 0 hints when I select ‘best’. Brilliant system, poor app. Can’t wait for it to be improved because I know I’ll be addicted!

- Love it

my only request would be for another relationship status to identify partners, I'm finding there are many relationships in my family tree where the partners didn't actually marry, so "spouse" is inaccurate. At the moment I ignore this minor shortcoming. I use the app all the time, in conjunction with the website. It's really easy to use and follow. It's made exploring my family tree much easier and very enjoyable.

- Love it

I have used this App for many years, suddenly I was no longer registered as it dropped off due to my credit card being accessed fraudulent and I failed to update my new card, once a realised and I had to reregister my account and now it's so much more expensive but I like be it any way and recommend it to everyone.

- Ok

Always wanted try this app was impressed but again while doing my family tree hints kept sayin my cousins were living in America which is wrong. But they we’re correct on my great grandmother asked my parents if this was right they were surprised as so there information is accurate but to many hints are wrong specially like my late grandfather his middle name is Henry and they keep saying it’s a different name please try to fix this other then it’s pretty legit

- Ancestry

I love everything about this site it’s so easy to use and the amount of information is incredible I have been using it for about 10 years and I do make use of other apps but this is where all my family history is kept and where I get most of my information from r

- Ancestry app is excellent

I’ve been researching my ancestors for 35 years and the Ancestry App is the best tool I have ever seen. You can find new ancestors, photos of them, where they lived, their occupation all while having a 15min coffee break wherever you are. Hints are generated for you which are quite often exactly right. Well done Ancestry. Link your Ancestry tree to the FamilyTreeMaker program on your laptop and you can sync it and you have everything you need.

- Ancestry

Keeping you connected to your ancestors in an easy format. It is costly to maintain your subscription but I have decided to just keep paying as it’s a wonderful service. I have used other family tree gathering apps and truly this is by far superior. I would like more printable formats to share info with family that are not on the app. Go family hunting !!!

- A bit harder to navigate than the website

This is a bit harder to navigate than the website, but it’s far more convenient to get info while you’re out and about. A fast way to add information while interviewing family for first hand information, you don’t need to be in front of a computer to add relatives.

- Just upgraded

I’ve been using the app for years and this is the first time I’ve disliked an upgrade so much. I am having trouble navigating DNA matches and moving between different kits I manage. I can’t find how to filter searches effectively like I used to. For some reason each kit shows up twice It annoys me that US yearbook clutter my discoveries page even though my research is not us based. At least put it at the bottom so I don’t have to scroll past. I only upgraded today so I haven’t even had a chance to try and work on the tree at all.

- Research

I like Ancestry but don’t like that you have to pay a huge subscription to get/confirm information on line however, it’s better that MyHeritage as you can still add to your tree without having to pay(if you know the information) where as MyHeritage you have to pay to keep updating it. Hope that made sense? Since using Ancestry we have family members contact us & it has been great.

- An expensive and bewildering set of paywalls

It has information that I can’t get anywhere else but it also tries continually to get you to subscribe to add-ons, often to obtain information you can get for free from somewhere else. Ancestry occasionally sends me an email, telling me that I’ve got a new hint. I get all excited and open the app to get “this hint no longer exists’ what gives? Is this a gimmick to get you to go back to the app?

- Ancestry app needs improvement

Adding date of birth different in each place to put in date. If year is there and you want to add day and month the year disappears which it didn’t use to. Spellcheck is very annoying when names are spelt in various ways The updates to app annoy me as it comes up with hints not my family tree The updates made to the app make the app mostly annoy me. App worked better a year ago.

- Good but...

One thing I find disappointingly difficult is editing and changing errors some of which seem to be the result of of the way the files work. Should be more user friendly in this regard! But the auto-search and discovery facility is very useful and almost makes the cost worthwhile. As a retired pensioner, eventually the cost will be beyond my means. With ageing populations throughout the western world, Ancestry may need to consider pensioner discounts?

- Perfect History

Family history is easily traced from the many records given to choose, sometimes confusing when several records are given with different dates and spouses or siblings. It takes time to sift through real facts and delete those not needed.

- Great

User friendly, easy to navigate and enter in known information. Expensive for tracking family history of unknown. Best if you have plenty of time over the trial period to get all you can find and cancel the subscription before the trial period ends. Retains your family tree without having subscription.

- Great app

A great app. So fascinating to research my family history. Well laid out and very helpful. Expensive but worth it. Could be improved by allowing you to directly copy information from other trees. E.g. if I discover that a great great great grandmother had 15 siblings it would be great to just copy those in from another tree rather than manually add them each time.

- Big improvements

Whilst some of the mobile platform isnt as good as the computer one, this has improved considerably. I find the hints easier to see & understand & this is a great reference point when out & about or away. I can just bring it up to check people or find someone. A lot more rigour than before.

- Ancestry

Only had two days and working well, however still prefer using my computer for searches. I can see potential to update recent info at family gatherings 😀 Quick access to show family members has been wonderful Still using app after several years and finding it useful for quick entries and showing family. Also a reference point when out on research locations

- Quick & Easy

Rather than fumble around with the mouse, I can select hints photos or stories really easily. The new tree filters are great and it is a lot easier to look over lists of families so you can correct them. More in app features would be great eg delete a person without going back to home person.

- Ancestry has taken my tree so much further.

For years I did my family history by walking the hard yards, sitting in libraries reviewing records and indexes, and visiting country towns retracing the pioneers' footsteps. But ancestry has allowed me to link up to so many other branches of the family. Dead-ends have turned into leads and lost relatives have suddenly appeared.

- Great app!

It’s easy to use. You can read up about the history of each region you have a connection with which is really detailed and it explains so much. You can also fill in your own family tree and see how far you can go back as you learn more about the past. Totally recommend it!

- My Ancestory

Love working on Ancestory app , I receive many suggestions from Ancestory which I find very exciting. I look forward to working on my tree every day because Ancestory whole team is working with me. One small problem is I can’t make a comment beside a the picture or other , this is on the app but if I need to comment I use my I Mack apple . I would not be with out Ancestory, Thanks all. Margaret

- History really can be exciting!!

Loving the brain challenge of tracing the family tree. Lots of great hints given along the way to keep my interest aroused too. So many ways to check on the past and make sure I am heading in the right direction. I love it. Even found a few lost relatives to chat with along the way.

- Ancestry works for me

I’ve been hooked on ancestry. Com for 18 months. I was able to trace several branches of my family back many generations. You need to be very careful linking documents & other peoples tree information to your own tree. Many generations used the same Christian names & it is easy to get it wrong.

- Simply stopped working

Was working really well until recently when it would simply sit churning when I attempted to look at notifications or anything other than the tree or profiles. I use Ancestry on my desk top most of the time, but having it on the iPad is handy. However, it has simply stopped updating profiles. I thought I’d try logging out and back in, but it isn’t even giving me the option to log in! Back to the desktop, All is fine there, so it is ONLY this appwhich isn’t functioning. I have buckets of space on the iPad, so not a memory issue, and I use high speed Broadband WiFi so not the internet speed. Have loads of gig, so not the internet access. How can something that worked so well suddenly NOT work at ALL. Looking at other recent reviews it seems many of us are having the same issues!

- Very useful ap

I like the Ancestry ap. it has improved over time and is a lot more functional. It's a quick way to get to my family tree to check things when I am collaborating with other family members. It would rate 5 stars but is still a little unwieldy to add information, so I still go to the actual internet site to do this.

- Needs fixing

There seems to be a few issues trying to use this app on iPad. When you look at documents, they are too small to read. When you try to enlarge them, they either cut out the bit you want or just go all over the place. This was never an issue before, but is driving me nuts as I cannot confirm the information on any of the pages.

- Family history

Could never research as quick as what Ancestry can. Just today visited with cousins from WA and after finding an item in the police gazette of the day as a hint from Ancestry, solved a question that had not been answered for generations.... Well done, another membership on it's way.

- Easy way to discover ancestry.

This easy to use app has helped me discover and understand my family heritage. Instead of firing up the PC, I can take a few minutes anytime to do some research. On the train, when my wife's watching a girlie show, when I'm having a coffee, anytime. Thanks Ancestry!

- Makes family history child’s play

Gone are the days of pounding the pavement to cities to find my history. This app makes family history easy and obtainable to everyone.

- Ancestry Research is wonderful

I have had a DNA test done & through Ancestry I have made contact with many cousins around the globe. My tree goes back in parts to the 650 knights, ancient royal lines; my mind is blown by what I have found out from Ancestry resources👍 Thank you Ancestry I am having a great time researching my tree....... again Thanks 🙏 AAA++++

- App

I love this app. When I go to the doctor or have to wait for another reason, I just click on the app and start searching again for a relative or ancestors. It is more useful than getting annoyed with the wait time. Helen Cope

- Great app, but...

I’ve been using Ancestry for many years and I think it’s great. I’ve met lots of relatives that I hadn’t known about, and it is a good tool for research. I used to sign up for it annually, but now that it is a monthly fee, it’s a bit too much. I don’t always have the time, so it’s become a waste of money for me to be signed up. It’s a shame, as I used to use it a lot more when it wasn’t as expensive.

- Need information

I accidentally deleted a person therefore all the rest of the tree and cannot find a way to reinstall this person other than manually inputting but then the rest of the line still does not come up Can you assist please, have looked on goggle but none of these procedures work Please help Ross

- Highly addictive, the hints keep on coming!

I was sceptical about paying $30 per month but the free trial was fantastic and I have uncovered a great deal of information in a short time finding ancestors dating back to the 1500’s! Every day I find out more information and ancestral links!

- A Great Quick Fix

Using the Ancestry App search is great because it eliminates all the members family trees and mostly gives up Indexes and original register entries, often with images. There are sometimes member added photos or image copies which can be helpful.

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- Finding Ancestry helpful

Very easy and intuitive

- Spouses

A couple is not always husband and wife; please update to indicate wife of wife when spouse is listed as female.

- Wow

Je n’avais jamais imaginé que la généalogie pouvait m’intéresser, mais depuis maintenant 1ans et demi! Vous m’avez prouvez le contraire. Je prends le temps de rédiger cette avis, car vôtre application est tellement merveilleuse! Alors merci d’avoir créé cette magnifique application qui ma fait découvrir même une de mes passion!! Merci! Très sincèrement vôtre Myckaël Fournier

- Ancestry

Je suis très satisfaite de cette application qui est très pratique et bien faite

- Awesome tool!

Great for both genetic and genealogy research on the go!

- Very royal blood

Had know idea that through 4 of 4 grandparents I found they were all related along the trees . Also all 4 come from the royal families of Scotland, Britain SPAIN and France . I had know idea EDWARD III my 18th gg . HENRY VIII A GREAT UNCLE JAMES IV A GG . WHAT A SURPRISE. I NOW HAVE 20,000 + in my file .

- Use of app by me.

I have always used the APP and have no major problems with it. I have tried others but never wandered far from the Ancestry app. Keep up the great work. Al.

- Good but the app could be better

The computer setup is much better. In the app I can’t figure out how to set the country for searching so end up with endless US data when the person is in Canada or Italy etc. It makes the search feature on the app useless most of the time. Also: I am wishing the tree database was searchable by location lived in. It would be very interesting for travel. With a large tree it would help locate different family branches that lived near each other.

- Family Tree App

Very worthwhile & easy to use.

- Breakdown

I like it but it’s hard to maneuver a little

- This App Is Great!

Even without paying a cent to subscriptions, you can almost find out all of the branches of your family tree! You won’t be able to look at some photos without the subscriptions, but if you’re smart you’ll be able to find out some cool interesting facts about your family’s history!

- Wow

I love this so much I love finding out about my ancestors it’s so cool 10 stars

- The best genealogy app

You really can't beat ancestry's app. The hints alone are worth using it, but the record search and tree layout are really fantastic. I'd say it's even my favorite app.

- Pretty cool!

So far I like it even if I do struggle with navigating the tree levels. I would like to see a feature whereby I can share access to my tree with other members of my extended tree then we could all edit and verify entries and I could see their trees and add them to mine. Good idea, right!

- Search my tree capability gone?

The ability to search my tree (upper left icon) is now a Share icon? How do I search my tree?

- Nope

I have been doing genealogy since 1988 on family tree software and paper. Thought I would try this out to check my accuracy. Turns out you just end up building your family based on suggestions. I found out on day two if you put bad data in it just continues on and you go down a completely wrong path. Family history should not be changed with a bad click. On day two of a 14 day free trial I was asked to pay $1.39 per data click or upgrade to a paid prescription. Cancelled today.

- Carol Mielke

Going to get a laptop so I can see better as I’ve been off my tree for a while and want to get back at it.

- Well Done

I prefer to the desk top as less complicated. However the search engine doesn’t have location you want to search geographically. Other than that I prefer over the desktop. Certain things need to be done there however.

- App is wonky

Can’t access messages. Please update your app

- Connecting the Ancestral dots

With a very large family and even larger gaps in our linages and how they are connected, Ancestry has made it possible to pull this puzzle closer together. It’s a work-in-progress but thank you for the tool to make it possible.

- Great App With Some Stability Issues

Love using the app and often prefer the layout to the desktop version. However, there are some features only available on desktop and vice versa - would be nice to see more consistency (ex: viewing other people’s trees, adding relatives automatically from a census document). I’ve had some issues with load times and crashes, especially when uploading photos or when the tree is on someone with lots of siblings. It would be nice to see some stability improvements in the future.

- Ancestry

Ancestry is an excellent app full of incredible resources and it also has a great support system


wow meilleur app de toute mon année 2020-2021, j’adore trop!

- Good app, but service way overpriced

For the $260 CAD I spent for the year I wasn’t able to add much to my family tree. Got back to my grandparents (maybe) and there is no way to validate the hierarchy connection one makes are valid. Cancelled subscription.

- Various

On the previous App you could change the owner, this was very useful in showing relationships. You don’t always want to show the relationship to myself, may want to show it to my wife or between cousins. It wold be good if on the relationship chart you could reduce it in size so that you could save the entire chart sometimes it extends beyond the screen size. Lastly the personal photo, formerly it was larger and looked better should have that as an option. Cheers, Ijasr

- Great app! Horrible support!

This app is a great companion tool to the Ancestry website. I can quickly lookup relatives with a click of a button. Great job! Support is lacking to say the least. If you need tech support, dont count on them actually helping you.

- An excellent package. Lots of fun!

Easy to use. Ties in nicely with the same package on my iPad mini and pro. I use two at once to cross reference.

- Too expensive

Memberships too expensive to get anything.

- Ok

It’s the best family tree app that I know of, but it’s still a little clunky. Would love to have a “see full tree” view as well.

- Love this app

Right away I was linked into family members still going and I’m in the 1800’s wow ! Got to pay to play I picked world wide though and wow

- Ancestry

J’utilise Ancestry depuis plusieurs années et je suis satisfaite et facile à utiliser même si vous ne pouvez pas toujours l’utilisé régulièrement vos recherches reste et quand j’y retourne je me retrouve facilement et je reçois des courriel m’informant des nouvelles de mes ancêtres qui sont disponible Merci Ancestry de l’aide apporter pour retrouver nos ancêtres

- Genealogy fun

Great choice to get started with your family tree journey, however the DNA offerings should be more advanced. Many other companies are jumping ahead.

- glitchy

doesn’t match up to when i updated on the computer the app is very lagged

- Unhelpful developers

Don’t bother buying a subscription (which you have to in order to do anything) The app doesn’t work properly with linking your subscription bought through iTunes to your account in the app, and you’ll end up on hold calling different companies all day trying to fix the app’s problems

- Love The app

Great app lots of good features and I’ll keep using it. Two things stand out to me the easy of use of the interface. And the amount of information that is offered. I found many pictures of my wives ancestors that we thought we’d never find.

- Mr C

Great App

- Too Many Clicks

In an attempt to “entice” you to discover stories and piss-poor hints, Ancestry app now gives you “Discover” as your default first screen. Not where I left off and not what I want to see. Now there are more clicks to get to the useful parts of Ancestry. A waste of time and bandwidth. The app is improving but it feels like 2 steps forward and 1.5 back.

- Parfait !!!!!

Simple d'utilisation, clair et précise! L'abonnement en vaut la peine 😍

- Family Tree

Having fun with this and taking up a lot of my time. So interesting. Easy to find fun facts.

- Helpful but

There is often requests to purchase more,but I think the fee I pay should give me access to everything that can be accessed

- Regular improvements makes ancestry work far less daunting

I’ve been a global subscriber for about 20 years, a majority of that period which generally required a serious time commitment to research a single ancestor, trying to connect the dots. With the current version, when I have an hour available I’m able to find details on numerous ancestors and build out my trees in a way that it’s a much more enjoyable, rewarding experience. Thank you Ancestry for not just banking our subscription fees but investing in substantial leaps forward!

- Lovely

I've built my entire tree and discovered so much I never knew. The app helped me along the way, in combination with the website.

- Interesting

Still trying to find my way around all the information.

- Joseph

Great site

- Avir accès à ma généalogie

Me permet d'avoir accès à ma généalogie sur ma tablette.

- Cant unsubscribe

Subscriber beware. Last week i purported to camcel my subscription which i had recently enterered into after received my somewhat predictable ( 100%) DNA results. I did so well within the window of the during free trial period after hitting a brick wall in the second generation déjà vu from years ago when I had attempted to do so. I just logged in to see that the subscription was indeed canceled. I was advised that I inadvertently purchased the subscription a second time through Apple iTunes store and would this have to proceed to delete the subscription a second time I heiugh apple itunes. So far i have unable to do so. Not at all user friendly. I am seeminglyCaught in a loop. When I tried to chat, as soon as I indicated my issue, the keyboard disappeared and I was an able to proceed further. Has anyone else experienced this unfortunate situation. Makes one hesitant to subscribe to anything, always a nagging suspicion that it may peove to be difficult to cancel at any point in the future. Whether during the trial period or thereafter. Any suggestions would be welcome and appreciated. Wish me luck!

- Merveilleux

J’adore tout simplement!!! C’est bien garnis en ancêtre ;) J’ai cependant une petite misère avec le renouvellement de mon compte et j’aimerais qu’on m’aide :) Merci

- Ancestry App

Love being able to review and update my ancestry tree on my iphone

- Messenger feature needs work

Great service, love the tree building. I like the messenger feature to connect with other users, however, it needs some work - attachments, links, integration with other apps and SPELL CHECK! 😁

- This app is awesome!

I really love this app and so does my entire family that this app had brought together. I do wish that you are able to add more Guyanese records

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The applications Ancestry: Family History & DNA was published in the category Reference on 2010-01-19 and was developed by [Developer ID: 349554266]. This application file size is 288.7 MB. Ancestry: Family History & DNA - Reference app posted on 2022-06-27 current version is 14.12 and works well on IOS 14.1 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.ancestry.Tree-To-Go