Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Using the Kindle Fire for Genealogy – GedFamilies

Last April, I posted about the Families app that was designed to work with the software Legacy Family Tree.  Since I use Legacy, I spent the $15 for the Families app and was thrilled.  I always have my database with me.  And, as I mentioned in the April post, it was the only thing I used during my week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GedFamiliesA few months ago, the company that developed Families released GedFamilies (Android, iOS, $7.99).  From what I can tell (based on the product description, screenshots, and the “test drive” I took on Amazon) it is nearly identical to Families.  The big difference between the two apps is that Families only works with Legacy Family Tree databases, while GedFamilies works with a GEDCOM file.  That basically means that if you use ANY genealogy database software that can generate a GEDCOM 5.5.1 file, you can use the GedFamilies app and have your family tree on your Kindle Fire.  Just like the Families app, you will need to download and install a syncing program on your computer.

If I wasn’t using Legacy and the Families app already, I would certainly be jumping all over this app.  Since Families and GedFamilies are nearly identical, and the syncing process is almost the same, be sure to read my post about the Families app to get a better idea of how and why I use it.

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1 comment:

GrannyPam said...

Wow, your post was linked from Research Buzz. Let us know if increases traffic. (this is my second trip to this post, but I came through the Research Buzz link this time instead of my feed reader)

Have a great day!

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