Free Family History Apps
You might do the majority of your genealogy research at home. What about if you are working on something away from home? That's where mobile genealogy apps can be helpful. Here are a few to check out that you can download for free.
Ancestry.com Mobile App
The Ancestry.com mobile app is now in version 4.0. It is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android. The version of this app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch was updated on December 4, 2013. The Android version of the Ancestry.com mobile app was updated on November 26, 2013.
The app itself can be downloaded for free. However, you do need to have a subscription at Ancestry.com in order to get the most use from it. The app allows Ancestry.com subscribers to view their family tree, access it, merge records, upload photos, and view the records and photos that you have already attached to your family tree at Ancestry.com.
BillionGraves Camera App
This is another helpful app that genealogists can download, and use, for free. It connects to the BillionGraves website. Use the camera on your smartphone to take a photo of a headstone in any cemetery. You can upload it to the BillionGraves website. The app will update the data about the location of the headstone and allow others to see where each gravestone is located.
There is a iOS version of this app was updated on December 4, 2013. It is compatible for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is optimized for iPhone 5. The Android version was updated on October 1, 2013. It requires Android 2.2 and up.
It doesn't cost anything at all to sign up for an account at Flickr.com. Doing so will get you a free terabyte of space. You can use that space to store copies of your family photos.
The Flickr App can be downloaded for free. The app also gives you some basic photo editing tools and filters. It also enables you to search through the Flickr photos that were posted by your friends on Flickr.
The iOS version of the Flickr app was updated on October 25, 2013. It requires iOS 6.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and has been optimized for iPhone 5. The Android version was updated on December 10, 2013. It requires Android 2.3.3 and up.
MyHeritage is a genealogy website that people can use for free. It gives you access to some records and allows you to put together a family tree. The MyHeritage Mobile App can also be downloaded and used for free. The app works in conjunction with the MyHeritage website. In other words, you should have a MyHeritage account if you want to get the most from this app.
The iOS version was updated on October 31, 2013. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It has been optimized for iPhone 5. The Android version was updated on August 7, 2013. It requires Android 2.2 and up.