Ancestry.com Review

Ancestry.com is one of the largest family search information sites available online. With Ancestry.com, you can trace a family history, search for lost relatives, build a family tree and even find hidden relatives with their DNA testing.

Ancestry.com takes all the facts you you know about your family and uses them to search billions of historical records, photos and family trees for missing details about your ancestors. The more you add to your tree, the more they can help you grow it. They can even notify you when they think they've found one of your ancestors in our collections.


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45 User Ratings:


Herb O. Buckland -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

It is incredibly difficult site for some to navigate even for those seeking simple information. The difficulty is compounded if you are not managing your own DNA information and go through someone who encouraged you to have your DNA tested but has little time to assist you. Attempting to communicate with Ancestry.com is like trying to communicate with an obstinate Congress.

G. Horne -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

Its not free, you have to give credit card number, Once they get the number its hard to get off, keep signing you up

cindy -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

I paid $25 and couldn't even find myself, my son, or my mother. I did find my grandmother and her parents, but not my grandpa, her husband, or thier children. That and the site is very confusing and difficult to navigate.

Dave -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

Ancestry is sometimes difficult to use, and as stated earlier, doesn't flow well. But, imagine trying to get at even a small fraction of the information "in person". Perhaps too many people expect a magic ending to their searches. Going back 5 or 6 generations can be difficult, confusion and full of wrong turn. This stuff takes time and much patience.

Rachel -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

NOTTTTT FREEEEE Just A Bunch Of Lies! But If You Pay For It, It Will Probably Be Helpful To Your Search

ann -

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

I would give ancestry negative stars. IT's terrible. I know more than they know. If you aren't from America, there's nothing for you here. Such a waste.

David D. -

6 of 13 people found this review helpful.

There is some info. But it's a crap shoot. People have to remember that the records on ancestry.com are elsewhere on other websites as well. And the truth is, the only records you can get from any website are the records that have been put into the system. Presently, that has a long way to go. A LONG way to go.

Donna Cribbs -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

Mary Phagan..... I am her great great neice please e-mail me If you are related [email protected] Thank you!

Donna Cribbs -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

I am the great great neice of Mary Phagan who was murdered in Atlanta in 1913. I am looking for family members.

morgan sample -

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Hello i been looking for my mothers biclocic family for years now her real name is kelly jean simpson and her name was changed to janet maurine lee and if anybody could help me out that would be nice cas we been looking for years now and no luck thanks morgan sample mesa az

Michele McCollester -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

Yes, it's expensive, but well worth discovering information I'd get no other way.

MLA -

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

If half of your users are dissatified with your software (as am I), you're not listening to your customers.

Leevje -

10 of 16 people found this review helpful.

Was a member for years, but couldn't find anything on my ancestors that I couldn't find for free somewhere else on the 'net. They use info other people have voluntarily submitted and have the nerve to charge for it and make $$! Try www.rootsweb.com--much better!

sagewoman6 -

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.

I Have Tried Everything I Can To Find Out Something On My Family. NO Help Anywhere. I Cant Pay For These Sites. MY Family Name Can Anyone Help.. Is WHITEHEAD And MOSS.From ALA.-GA-TN-MS.

Peggy Ray -

14 of 52 people found this review helpful.

I think how much you'll like Ancestry.com depends on what you are looking for. I research the Kentucky records primarily and I LOVE Ancestry.com. It's the best money I ever spent. However, I did notice they don't have a lot on some of the other states, and I've never looked into other countries' records. That costs extra, and I agree that the "new" Ancestry.com is more difficult to use than it used to be.

paula -

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

i lost my son michael sanders b-day 4-17-91 . when i was sent to prison . i had no one to care for him . he might have a differnt name. i believe he might have bean adopted i called him mickey.

tasha witherspoon -

6 of 15 people found this review helpful.

i would like to find my older brother that was given up for adoption cause i have found our other brother and we have kids to let him know who he is and the history of us his name before adoption was rocky allen kent.

CAROLYN WHITEHEAD -

53 of 92 people found this review helpful.

why do you say free when it isn't?

Clark -

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

I love this site and have found lots of useful information. You may have to spend some time and effort to find what you want. It's not going to jump out in front of you without you doing some searching to find it. Learn how to perform a search for what you want. Nothing worth having in life is FREE.

KW Jones -

17 of 45 people found this review helpful.

It deserves negative stars I just wanted to see if anyone started something as far as a familty tree for my familt, it actually has my name in there, but it is spelled wrong, but because of my wife and kids names I knew it was me, but couldn't view it without CC info, Thx for nothing , they are crooks imo, and nothing about it is free

Patsi H Clements -

39 of 72 people found this review helpful.

Says it is free like the othears but it is not.

Randy -

58 of 93 people found this review helpful.

free, what does free mean? I guess they mean the search is free but you have to pay for the results

Don Heflin -

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

I tried GenealogyArchives for a whole hour, and fd NOTHING that I couldn\'t find on Ancestry.com 0 Rating

christy -

32 of 72 people found this review helpful.

Not good

McKenzie -

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

I paid my money and got nothing in return. Beware of this site.

Gary -

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

If it is actually a free trial and I can cancel before I am billed.Why do they need a credit card!

JEAN -

23 of 47 people found this review helpful.

I FOUND EIGHT FAMILY MEBERS IN FRANCE

Pamela Inman -

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

this site doesnt flow easily By the time you try to figure out where you're going, you're too tired to continue. Although I did continue, the site wasn't very helpful at all1 I was looking so forward to this only to be disappointed.

J. S. C. -

39 of 62 people found this review helpful.

The new technical staff for Ancestry.com revamped its website, but in the process made it more difficult to get full census pages. When you click on an ancestor's census year to view the page, you get only 1/4 of the page. Then you have to go through a lot of time-consuming trouble to finally get a full page. Also, when you enter an ancestor's name and info for searching, you get mostly names and places that have nothing to do with your ancestor or where your ancestor lived. For instance, if your ancestor lived in New York, you end up getting a whole lot of records for European countries. Ancestry.com used to work A LOT BETTER, before the new Ancestry technical staff started messing around with the Ancestry.com website. As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I've been an Ancestry.com user for years, but am not going to renew my subscription, because I'm frustrated and disgusted with the new changes that have actually made searching and finding the records you want more difficult and time-consuming. Oh...I did try contacting the technical people via phone, only to get a lot of answering machine messages telling me a lot of buttons to push for whatever. Ended up waiting a half hour, still no technical person. So I hung up. Lousy customer service, on top of the technical staff there ruining what used to work well, before they messed around with it.

Joycelyn McCoy -

13 of 46 people found this review helpful.

I want to find out about my family roots

Barbara Jean Horne -

9 of 19 people found this review helpful.

In 1964 I gave my biological son up for adoption. through the CATHOLIC CHARITIES and now that I am 72 years old I would love to find him. He was born at ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL here in Fort Wayne Indiana 46835. Thank you Bonnie Jean ONeil

Tiffany -

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

I hear you can access this site absolutly free through a local library. they have established accounts you can use that they pay for-and wont have too! thats what my mother does.iits just not worth paying for since on average its time-consuming, little confusing, and yeilds little to no results....but if its for free at library and ur desparae...they do have some of the oldest info avail! go for it

james h. coutts -

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

would like to know the names of siblings that James H. Coutts ll are

Pat Smith -

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

I have found usful information, but I think the price for the Subscriptions are too high, since it's gotten harder to do the searches. Ancestry raised the price without any notification. Not good PR.

Ruby Eberhardt -

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

It would be better but Ancestry.com has my e-mail wrong.see above. how do i correct, or can you? my sub is out i need to contact,no phone # for that

Treasua Bragg -

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

totally useless! A waste of time. You advertise free access to info and NOTHING is free.

R.Moore -

13 of 22 people found this review helpful.

i had to give ancestry 1 star because that was the lowest on the list ,but when something is advertised as FREE then it should be FREE!!!

Patricia Oliver Burdi -

17 of 23 people found this review helpful.

I posted a message on Ancestry 10 years ago. Imagine my surprise when I recieved a letter from one of the siblings I was searching for. Ten years later and that post is still there and he was able to find me. I'm so thankful for Ancestry. And it cost me not a penny,

Gloria -

18 of 40 people found this review helpful.

This is the biggest disapointment . I was all excited about trying it free and I didnot find anything I did not already know about my ancestors.

Nathan P. Morgan -

19 of 39 people found this review helpful.

my birth certificate states I was born in louisville Ky @ general hospital which is no longer there my birthday is Nov.9,1961.My adopted parents has been deceased for years. I have been trying to find my biological mother or father for years now. Im sure I have other brothers or sisters i wonder alot about it. Whether I was the oldest or younger one. Its very painful not knowing who I am or who I came from.

Pamela Glaze -

59 of 102 people found this review helpful.

There is nothing on this sight for just $12.95. At minimum, it is $19.95 a month, and goes up from there!!

James Casey -

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

$39.95 is not cheap for nothing. Don't charge unless you give something.

Gary -

26 of 43 people found this review helpful.

Ancestry.com is where its at get the free trial, research for 14 days free and cancel without paying a penny. I had NO idea how much stuff I was going to find. I found over 400 family members and printed off some amazing documents. Felt a little guilty that I canceled before I paid anything.

Stacey -

50 of 97 people found this review helpful.

I was unable to find anything that i needed, This is the biggest case of false advertising i have ever seen. Anyone who is looking for your family members you will be better off going to the library where they have valid information for you to use.

white -

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

slavely/land owners afater the civil war