The number of genealogy apps available for tablet and mobile devices seem to grow every day. From major family research companies like Ancestry.com
to small oral interviewing applications like Saving Memories Forever
, the entire genealogy community has recognized the importance of being available for iPad, iPhone and Android. Check out some of our recent reviews, as well as round-ups of our favorite social and photograph-sharing apps for genealogists.
: Ancestry.com, (800) 262-3787
Lovely to look at and intuitive to use; ability to view original source images attached to your tree; search and upward integration with Ancestry.com; even works on your phone
Lacks regular source citations and help/tutorials; limited searching within your file; clunky downward integration with Ancestry.com when you've changed your online tree
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: Leister Productions, (717) 697-1378
: Makes excellent use of the iPad interface; navigating trees and switching views is a snap; slick and seamless integration with files on your Mac. Also available for iPhone
: Occasional bugs (freezes, additions to memo fields don't sync with Mac); no search of sources; requires Mac software for full functionality
Articles About Apps
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the death certificate you found? There’s an app for that, too.
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Tablet computers aren't just trendy—they're also perfect genealogy
assistants. This class will introduce you to family history-friendly
apps and show how your iPad can help you with organizing, writing and
other genealogy jobs