Ancestry Academy

Ancestry Academy


  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-10-11
  • Current Version: 2.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 36.08 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 19 Ratings


Ancestry Academy videos cover a wide-range of family history topics and offer something for genealogists of all levels. Learn through high quality videos – Ancestry Academy’s extensive library of videos allow you to watch videos and courses when you want, and how you want. Watch a series of videos on a common subject, or pick and choose as you go, with Academy offering suggestions on new videos to watch along the way. Many of our videos are only a few minutes long, allowing you to get the information you need quickly. Best of all, our videos are free – All videos and courses on Ancestry Academy are free. Just log in with your Ancestry account to start learning.



  • Doesn’t work

    By egifford
    This app no longer works...I can’t sign in. I wish I was able to use it 😞
  • Don’t work

    By wvmom03k
    App won’t let me sign in and keeps saying error.
  • Malfunction

    By MJFreer
    Keeps saying it needs Internet access even when all other apps work
  • Fantastic

    By T./
    It's great to be able to watch these in spare minutes. The vids are short and informative. I mostly don't go for 'reading instructions' unless it's absolutely necessary. I prefer to learn as I go. I don't want to learn how to make a tree, I want to go make the tree! For the most part, I can do just that in Ancestry - even searching for records and clues is amazingly easy. These videos give me valuable info and tools I don't get from doing. I love it! I don't understand the bad reviews, however, I'm an ancestry subscriber, so maybe my experience is different?
  • Much ado about nothing

    By Sally K
    Pretty enough, but it won't load any of the lessons. I'm a paid subscriber, so it's not like only the free ones are available. Waste of time and money. Won't be renewing any of the extras. Very disappointed in spite of the mess they made of FamilyTree Maker. Sigh
  • Rough experience

    By Rabdill
    I'm pretty sure something's gone wrong the past few months; I can only see four (unwanted) videos, and trying to change the topic selection crashes the app. No updates I can see.
  • Worthless

    By shivrdekr
    Says learn when and how you want. What it doesn't tell you is that you need a wi-fi connection. What if I'm somewhere that doesn't have wi-fi? Which is most of the time.
  • Ancestry academy

    By Jcs51
    Another worthless app from Ancestry
  • Mostly an ad

    By dr_punditington
    Only free courses are mentioned in the description. The only ones that are free describe their products. Most are not free.