Posted by on 30 December 2011 in Site Features


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 just in time for the holidays.

Download the app now. Android app

The new Ancestry 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  • View historical documents and indexed information that you’ve attached to your family tree on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 Ancestry Android app here.

1 Comment

Mike Geary 

The site to download this app requires a phone connection, how do you download to an Android pad, your blog seems to say it can be done, as it says phones and tablets, where do I find download that is not for a phone

5 January 2012 at 11:51 pm