Tag Archives: Ancestry App

Your Genealogical Family Tree on the Palm of Your Hand

I am pretty sure that by now you already know that Ancestry let’s you put your family tree online for free. Just make sure to change the privacy settings if you do not want to share your tree with everyone. I have mine set to private and have my online family tree linked to Family Tree Maker on my computer. The synchronization of both is seamless and very easy.

Honestly at the beginning I only had my tree online for back up purposes but since then I have also invited other people to contribute and see my tree online. Ancestry makes this very easy. What is great about having your tree online is that it is a free service from Ancestry. If you don’t have Family Tree Maker you can just upload your Gedcom file and it will only take a few minutes for it to appear. Continue reading

Ancestry App for Android – How I am Using It

By now I am pretty sure that almost if not all of you have heard about the Ancestry App for android is out. If I am not mistaken it was released on December 21st. I had previously played with it on a friends Ipad but had heard that it was limited to only 10,000 names, if true or not I am not sure do don’t quote me.

Well anyways I have a Kindle Fire and I really like the application since it downloaded my 15,000 plus database and it is also available offline. Since I mainly use it to just display it to family members and also easy way to have it available at a moments notice. If you have not done so here you can get it Ancestry App. You can also read more about it.

Please note that in order to get your tree into the app you have to upload your gedcom to your Ancestry.com account but the good thing is that it is free to create an account and have your tree online. Just make sure to select the appropriate security settings for your tree.

Image of app on Android Phone:

Image from ancestry.com

Sources: Ancestry.com