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21Jun/102

Mobile Monday – Taking Your Genealogy Mobile

Disclaimer: The following reviews may have personal opinions in them. At the bottom of each review there is a link to purchase and download the app reviewed. By clicking on the links below you are helping support this free blog and Find My Ancestor. Thank You!

This is the first of a series of post. Every Monday I will be reviewing different iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Apps that will help you with your genealogy. It is amazing how many apps are out there that are specifically for genealogical use and others are just great for helping accomplish the task.

Ancestry.com Tree To Go



For those of you with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and also have an Ancestry.com account, Tree To Go is such a handy little tool for when you are on the go and are not able to have access to a computer. Once the app is downloaded, you simply sign in with your same credentials as you would on your home computer. Tree To Go has all of your family trees right there on the screen. 


It may take a few minutes to load your family tree depending on whether you are running off of your cellular 3G network or WiFi. Tree To Go works best on trees with 2,000 people or less. Once you get over 2,000 is can become sluggish and hard to work with.

The layout of the program is very simple. Once your tree is loaded it gives you an index of all the people in your tree. 



Along the bottom of the screen there are three buttons.

  1.  A camera icon
    • You can either take a new photo or choose one from your existing photo library


     2. The home person button
    • Just like on your computer you can go to your home person and work backwards in your tree.

     3. Refresh button
    • Whether you make changes to you tree from your phone or from your computer, you can press the refresh button to sync the changes with one another. One question I wonder is if they can have your Ancestry.com database sync back and forth with the iPhone app, why can't get Ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker to do that?
Tree To Go is such a quick and easy way to view your family tree, look at photos of your ancestors, add and edit info on the go, and the best part is it if FREE! You can even create new trees right from the app and it will be synced to your account online for the next time you visit Ancestry.com on your home computer. I highly recommend this app. There have been a number of times I have been away from a computer and I needed to know a name or a date of someone and I quickly accessed Tree To Go from my phone.

For more information on the app and to download it for free from iTunes, click the App Store button below. 

Ancestry.com

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  1. I'm so glad you posted this! Looking forward to checking it out. Question though, why is the download asking for credit card info if it's free?

  2. Hi Jenna,

    I posted a new post talking about iTunes and why they require credit card information. Please take a look at my most recent post about iTunes Accounts

    A.C.


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