Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Ancestry App

Authored by Kendall Hulet,

For all of our users that have been patiently waiting for an Android app, your wait is over! We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Android app.

Download the app now.

The new app for Android phones and tablets allows you to interact with your family tree while on the go. Not only can you view and edit your existing family trees, but you can also build new family trees from scratch, add new family members, edit their information, add and edit life events, and view historical records that have been attached on –anytime, anywhere. You never know where or when you’ll make a new discovery. It’s like having your entire family tree in your pocket!

Here’s what you can do with the new Android app:

  • View your family tree on your Android phone or tablet (you can easily zoom in or out to see anywhere from 2 to 5 or more generations)
  • Start a new family tree or add to an existing one easily
  • View life events and family members for the ancestors in your tree
  • Add, edit and delete people, life events and facts
  • Easily locate any ancestor in your family tree with our handy search tool
  • View historical documents and indexed information that you’ve attached to your family tree on
  • Many more features (like photos) coming soon… stay tuned!

To get started, download the Android app here.

The iOS version of the app is also available. Find out more.

1 Comment


Great work making ancestry available on Android. What’s the possibility of a Windows Phone version?

January 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm