Welcome to American AncesTREES, a new, FREE online family tree experience from American Ancestors. You can create a tree from scratch, or import an existing family tree, get hints to grow your tree, and use social media features to share your tree with friends and family.
While the standard version of American AncesTREES is always FREE for guests and Research level members, higher-level plans with additional features are available at a low annual cost. Contributing members can enjoy the Advanced plan at no additional cost. View AncesTREES Plans
To access AmericanAncesTREES, make sure you are logged into AmericanAncestors.org with your account. Once you create a tree, you will need to come back to this page to log into your tree.
American AncesTREES Plans
|Invite people to your tree|
|AncesTREES Web Clipper|
|Turn off ads|
|Private Tree option |
Information about living people is always private no matter which plan you choose.
|Media Storage||2GB |
over 500 photos
over 1,000 photos
over 50,000 photos
|Purchase a higher-level tree|
PURCHASE ADVANCED TREE
PURCHASE PREMIUM TREE
|Upgrade your membership to Contributor level to get the advanced tree plan and other benefits|
UPGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP
FAQ and Tips
Please experiment with any and all the features that interest you. Click on everything! Check out the different views of the tree, and the ability to create and print reports. The many features of AmericanAncesTREES can be explored through the left-hand side navigation in the TREES screens.
The Standard plan is free to guests and Individual-level members. Contributing members have access to the Advanced plan at no additional cost. The Premium version of the plan for $34.95 a year features DNA tools and private trees.
You can create an unlimited number of trees.
We suggest importing as many generations as TREES allows to start. Once you’re in TREES, you can continue to import people in your Family Search Tree into AmericanAncesTREES. To do this, go to Tree Settings on the left-hand navigation in TREES, and check the box next to “Easy Sync for Family Search.”
Record-based hints from other sources should begin appearing after you create and populate your tree. You may receive hints from AmericanAncestors.org, FamilySearch, FindmyPast, Newspaper Archive, Billion Graves, Find a Grave and more. Search hints are available for Ancestry.com—search hints suggest collections that are relevant to your search criteria, rather than person-based record hints.