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

Posted by Aaron Orr on April 20, 2015 in Ancestry.com 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

Coming Soon! Mobile Search for iOS

Posted by Michael Lawless on February 9, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile, Searching for Records

Later this month, we’ll be releasing the first Ancestry app update focused on searching our huge archive of content in a mobile specific interface. To date, the iOS App has provided access to your family trees and hints on the go, but searching through our collections hasn’t been readily available. With this release of Search,… Read more

Better Tools on Ancestry iOS App for Saving Records

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 14, 2015 in Mobile

Have you installed the latest 6.3 update for the Ancestry iOS app? At first glance after updating it may not look like much has changed, but try saving a record to your tree and you’ll discover that saving the record is a lot better now. Here’s what’s new… Smart Matching The app is a lot… Read more

Find A Grave Android Mobile App Release

Posted by Michael Lawless on December 17, 2014 in Find A Grave, Mobile

We’re in the holiday spirit today so what better way to celebrate that spirit than to announce our official release of the 1.0 version of Find A Grave for Android, free in the Google Play store.  With nearly half of our users having a preference for Android devices, we hope this release will unleash your inner graver.… Read more

Introducing Historical Insights

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 2, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile, Site Features

What was it like for your immigrant great-grandparents to pass through Ellis Island? Did your mother watch as the Great Mississippi flood destroyed her hometown? Have you ever wondered what your grandfather’s life was like when he served in the army in World War I? We realize how much these types of historical events shaped… Read more

Ancestry Mobile iOS 6.0 Release Now Available

Posted by Finn Larson on August 30, 2014 in Mobile

We are happy to announce the release of the Ancestry Mobile version 6.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. If you have used the Ancestry App in the past you will likely notice some changes right away. Here Are a few of the major changes to look for with this new release. Prioritized Hints… Read more

Ancestry Mobile App Wins Appy Award Second Year in a Row

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 6, 2014 in Mobile

    The winners of the 2014 APPY Awards were named recently, and we are pleased to announce that the Ancestry mobile app has won the award for the best “Reference App” a second year in a row. The APPY Awards, part of Internet Week New York, honor applications on all platforms and is dedicated to acknowledging… Read more

Virtual Cemeteries, Rotating Photos, User Profiles, and More in the Updated Find A Grave iOS App

Posted by Michael Lawless on April 22, 2014 in Find A Grave, Mobile

Last month we released the iOS App for Find A Grave, and the feedback has been fantastic. It’s motivating to hear how Find A Grave affects people’s lives, and our team has been happy with the response. Today we’re releasing the first new features update for the app. We have a lot more we’re going… Read more

Ancestry iOS App Gets a Whole New Look and Feel With Some Great New Features

Posted by Pam Velazquez on September 18, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Mobile

We are excited to announce our latest update to the Ancestry iOS app. This update brings a bright new look that feels right at home on Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system. Now you can easily add your living relatives to your tree using Facebook, read through your ancestors’ life events in story-like narratives, and… Read more

Take Your Tree with You This Summer

Posted by Juliana Szucs on July 1, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Family Trees, Mobile, Site Features

Summer is prime time for research trips, cemetery visits, and family reunions. For family historians, these trips used to take extra planning. Along with the sunscreen, bug spray, and potato salad, family reunions required choosing which books, papers, and photos to bring along for research or sharing—and the inevitability of forgetting something important. With the… Read more