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Find out about your family history with iPhone and iPad apps

Learn about your ancestry and find out about a family you never knew you had. Using iPhone and iPad apps you can obtain information about your family tree, you may have had a famous relative in the past or you might have relations that could be related to someone you know. There is always the chance that you have similarities with an ancient relative or famous person. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some family tree applications that you might want to explore.

Genealogy Gems — Your Family History Show by Wizzard Media is available through the iTunes App Store for $2.99. Gain access to information about your family history and heritage with this easy to use application. This app is also compatible with iPod Touch as well as iPhone and iPad. Along with helpful bonus material, you will also be able to access special features. View PDF Documents with tips and ideas from the show. Listen and watch bonus audio and video content. Follow the show on Twitter and use the call-in audio comment feature although not all features are available for all episodes and the call-in feature is only available on the iPhone.

Ancestry by is a free application that has been for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad available at the App Store. With this application, you can now view your whole family tree, not only the names. Simply log in to your account from anywhere to access your tree, edit information, upload photos, add a note you can even add a long-lost family member. View shared trees, source citations and records for those who are just getting started or a seasoned family history expert. Browse names or look for a specific person and edit or add vital information. You can take photos of your relatives, heirlooms, antiques and buildings that correspond and upload them straight to your tree.

Family History Search – How To Find Family You Never Knew You Had! by WebLantis is available for $0.99 at the App Store. This application is unlike other books, this book takes you on a journey. It may help you discover the secrets to finding a family you never knew you had. With the assistance of computer technology, the internet and government agencies you can find out what you need to know about ancestors and relatives. Find out about distant cousins that could be twice removed or someone you never expected to be related to you. Get information on how to access searches for family history and how to use public records. Email any Chapter to your friends and relatives with no internet connection required to read the ebook.

MobileFamilyTree Pro by Synium Software GmbH is available for $14.99 through the iTunes App Store. This is the first full-fledged mobile genealogy application on the market as a standalone application to your iPhone or iPad. From a beginner to an expert using this app you can edit your family tree or use various practical reports to record your family history including any details. Take photographs and videos of family members within the application and synchronizing your data is easy if you have MacFamilyTree on your Mac. There are many charts to view from ancestor charts to relationship charts with reports on family groups, marriage, places, events, birthdays and distinctive persons report. Print your reports, email to other relatives, and enjoy a new family quiz. The initial application MobileFamilyTree is $4.99 yet this requires a Mac or PC.

Gain information on family members and past history including your family tree with iPhone and iPad applications. You may have uncovered an amazing heirloom that you want your whole family to know about or maybe an older relative cannot remember a certain part of their family history. With helpful apps, you could find out about a family you never knew you had.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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