Ancestry Alternatives

    Ancestry is described as 'Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access over 7 billion genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records' and is an app in the Home & Family category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Ancestry for a variety of platforms, including Windows, the Web, Mac, iPhone and Android. The most liked alternative is Gramps, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ancestry are WikiTree.com (Free), FamilySearch.org (Free Personal), MyHeritage (Freemium) and webtrees (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 6, 2020

    • Gramps is a Free Software Project for Genealogy, offering a professional cross-platform genealogy program, and a wiki open to all.
    • The WikiTree community is growing a free worldwide family tree. The site is 100% free. There are no premium memberships.
      • Free
      • Online


    • FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      Most users think this is a great alternative to Ancestry.
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      • Free Personal
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Kindle Fire
      Lots of records, from the whole globe
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      Positive comment 10 months ago

      No automatic search or attachments. You have to enter /confirm everything manually.
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      Negative comment 6 months ago

      It is free - has lots of online records to help create family trees - and it uses online volunteers to enter data on existing images that need to be put in the database.
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      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website.
      • Freemium
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Webtrees is a free, open source, website based, collaborative genealogy application.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • Microsoft SQL Server
      • PHP
      • SQLite
      • PostgreSQL
    • Ancestris is a free software suitable for all genealogists. It is available on all operating systems.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Haiku
    • You are made of cells. And the cells in your body have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Your chromosomes are made of DNA, which can tell you a lot about you.
      • Online
      • iPhone
    • RootsMagic Family Tree Software - Smart Computing Magazine calls RootsMagic 'the best genealogy program we've seen'. Free trial version.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Ahnenblatt is genealogy software for Windows. (Use Portable Version for Linux with Wine)

      Designed to manage your genealogy data and to generate reports and graphical trees.
      • Windows
      • Wine
    • Explore your personal family history and discover your origins, your ancestors and how your family has evolved over the course of time.
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad