Past Articles

Family History on Your Wrist: Introducing Ancestry’s Apple Watch App

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Site, Mobile

Ancestry is now available on Apple Watch—bet you never thought you’d see the day you could do family history from your wrist! Okay, you might not do full family history activities, but you can learn about a new photo hint or reply to a comment about a story you attached to your tree.   Get notified about important… Read more

Ancestry iOS App Gets Pedigree View and Photo Hints

Posted on May 6, 2013 in Site, Mobile

More discoveries can happen with our mobile app with the new Pedigree View and Photo Hints. Our Ancestry App is great wherever you go or wherever you are in today’s busy world.  Whether at the train station, your couch, or at Aunt Edna’s house, take those moments to quickly view or add something to your… Read more

Ancestry app for Android is among Google’s Best of the Best of 2012

Posted on December 28, 2012 in Site

Every year Google reviews thousands of apps and selects their top picks—we’re pleased to share that our Ancestry app for Android is one of Google’s top picks of 2012! A recent update to the Ancestry app for Android introduced hints so members can make new family discoveries from the convenience of their phone or tablet. The… Read more

Android gets Hints! See what’s new in our Android app.

Posted on November 20, 2012 in Site, Mobile

Ever wish you could make new family history discoveries from your Android phone or tablet? We’re excited to announce that we’ve added Hints for historical records to our Android app. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new… Record Hints “Shaky leaves” on people in your tree indicate that we may have found a record for this… Read more

Introducing Hint Notifications and Preferences

Posted on May 3, 2012 in Site

Ever wonder if there are new hints you haven’t seen hiding in your family tree? Now it’s easy to see new hints when they come your way—we’ve just released a feature to notify you when you get new hints. You may have noticed when you last visited that the menu bar in the top-right… Read more

Living people in your family tree

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Site

Do you have living people in your Ancestry family tree? It’s great to add your children, siblings, cousins, and other living relatives, but how are living people protected? At there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure information about living people stays private.  The first thing we do… Read more