Start your family tree for free.

Connect with your family story on Ancestry® and discover the what, where, and who of how it all leads to you.

Enter a few facts and we’ll help you discover a lot more.

How does it all work?

One name is all it takes to start making your family tree.

But the more you add, the better we can help you—every name is another piece of the story.

Look for the leaf.

Very soon, leaves will begin to appear as you build your family tree—these are Ancestry Hints®. And each one is a potential discovery. Follow the leaves and watch your family tree grow.

Billions of records. Millions of fellow family history seekers.

You could find an infamous relative. Or perhaps a photo of your great-grandma as a little girl. But whatever you find, it’s sure to change the whole way you look at your family history, and yourself.

After all, the story of your family is the story of you.

Starting your tree couldn’t be easier.

Enter what you know

You don’t need a lot of facts to start your family tree—this is only the beginning of the treasure hunt.

Even a guess can help

Not sure of the details? Don’t worry, even guesses can help us find clues to new information about your family history.

Let us show you the way

Hints will pop up automatically whenever we think we’ve found a piece of your family story—guiding you to new discoveries.