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Explore your family tree with the Ancestry app for Windows 8. Ancestry.com users can now use the Ancestry app to explore their family story, view photos, record images, and maps, discover Ancestry hints, and keep up on the latest Ancestry.com news. The Ancestry app for Windows 8 does not currently include a tree viewer or editing capability, but provides a new way to view and show your family story. Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online collection of family history resources, home to more than 10 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and much more.

Available on

PC

PC

Version notes

Version number: 1.1.2.115

Added support for viewing attached records on the Person page Improved support for large trees Implemented pre-defined filters and searching on the People collection page Added sharing charm support

Features

  • Browse people in your tree
  • Rich photo and record image viewing experience
  • Discover Ancestry hints
  • See your ancestor's life events on a map
  • Open on Ancestry.com for editing

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x64, x86

Additional info

Published by
Ancestry.com Operations
Copyright © 2013 Ancestry.com


Approximate download size
11.95 MB - 12.36 MB


Category
Books & reference


This app can
Access your Internet connection


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)
English (Canada)
English (Australia)
English (United Kingdom)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Ancestry privacy policy



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:5/5

3/25/2016

Mary Lou

Platform: PC

It works very well and gets you to your Ancestry!

If you go to your Ancestry messages or account on the upper right you will get to the Ancestry site. This just gives you more to play with but is a good way to get to the Ancestry site. Love it.

17 out of 22 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:1/5

4/8/2016

L

Platform: PC

can I give it a 0?

This app is absolutely useless.. There is no way to view your tree. you can view individuals if you want to sort through all the people on your tree and pick one, it doesn't sync right and and generally functions like a kids app. I cant find a way to upload any media, print something I need to have a closer look to or anything else. It is even worse than family tree maker if that's possible. it would be better to have no app than this, and the mobile ones are only slightly better. The original desktop site did so much more and was so much easier. I have used Ancestry for years and these recent changes are like giving a high school student a kindergarden worksheet. just awful

22 out of 26 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

2/3/2017

Carter

Platform: PC

Unfriendly User Interface and Layout for Windows 10

Expected this app to be similar to the website but simpler. Completely different format from website. Navigation is not straightforward or user friendly. Tree layout is random, scrambled tiles of different sizes. Terribly organized. I do not recommend the Windows 10 version app.

Rating:1/5

1/22/2017

Scott

Platform: PC

Inefficient and laborious

Downloaded the Ancestry app to my PC so that I could work offline as I come across documents and photos while traveling and visiting relatives. Far too difficult to navigate and unable to view a tree format. I deleted this app soon after installing. The mobile app that I use on my phone is far more efficient and easier to navigate. Don't was your time with this PC app.

Rating:2/5

1/24/2017

a

Platform: PC

bad layout

the way the information is presented in the windows 10 app is horrible is displays with out context so you can not see the relationships to each other family member this really needs to be fixed genealogy is not about only the people but how they fit in to your or my life.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

2/7/2017

Darrell

Platform: PC

Useless

Why did you bother to develop this app? No tree view at all. Doesn't even resemble a genealogy program, it is more like a library.

Rating:5/5

1/20/2017

Unknown

Platform: PC

it Great and have fun

i love it i need to know all my generation family from past,i love it and it help alot.Thank u so much

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/22/2016

Anneliese

Platform: PC

Useless

I've used family tree maker for about 30 years, and ancestry from it's beginnings. This app is terrible - totally useless for supplementing or complementing my FTM work and useless for documenting research. The older version, still on my desktop computer, is great, but this newer version (which I downloaded to my notebook for genealogy trips) is horrible. No access to trees, no way to import hints, no syncing with my online tree. Just a bunch of pages for looking at individual persons, and the index is unwieldy. Go back to the old version, and junk this one.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/28/2016

Michael and Amy

Platform: PC

Clicked on Memories and virus warning came up

I was exploring the app on my laptop with windows 10. I clicked on the memories link, and automatically a voice came up saying that a virus had been detected, and to call microsoft to get it off my computer. I was able to get out of it, and I am running a system scan now, so I am not sure what it was but I am deleting this app and will not use it again.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

10/1/2016

Rosemary

Platform: PC

PRETTY MUCH USELESS

This app serves as a view-only version for Ancestry information. However, if you select a hint on the app, and the location a map. You cannot add a hint to a tree unless you go to Ancestry.com. There are more obvious way to launch any site, like making it a favorite. As titled, this is a rather useless app.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

4/24/2016

Allen

Platform: PC

Useless and broken

Apparently this app doesn't let you view your tree but only individual people. I have no way to confirm, however, because when I first click on a person's name the app crashed and reloading it results in all the boxes that previously had names of people in my tree instead say "Add more people to your tree". So for the app is nothing more than a way to browse Ancestry.com's Facebook posts.

16 out of 23 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

4/8/2016

L

Platform: PC

can I give it a 0?

This app is absolutely useless.. There is no way to view your tree. you can view individuals if you want to sort through all the people on your tree and pick one, it doesn't sync right and and generally functions like a kids app. I cant find a way to upload any media, print something I need to have a closer look to or anything else. It is even worse than family tree maker if that's possible. it would be better to have no app than this, and the mobile ones are only slightly better. The original desktop site did so much more and was so much easier. I have used Ancestry for years and these recent changes are like giving a high school student a kindergarden worksheet. just awful

22 out of 26 people found this helpful.

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