Legacy Family Tree 8 on your phone or tablet

FAM-2Having my genealogy with me everywhere I go is so cool! Thanks to the Families app by Telgen, my Legacy Family Tree family files are available on my smart phone and tablet. It gives me access to my data, my pictures, and even my To Do List! Learn all about it here.

Families 2.0 is now available which adds compatibility with our new Legacy 8 software. If you already have Families installed, you just need to update it to the latest edition (free) via iTunes (for iPhones or iPads) or Google Play (for Android phones or tablets - this is what I use). You'll also need to update the free Families Sync software here.

Watch the webinar

Malcolm Green, the developer of Families and a fellow Legacy Family Tree user, presented a webinar on setting up and using Families. Watch it here.


Genealogy on the Go - the "Families" App for Legacy - free webinar Wednesday, April 11

Fam-200Got an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, tablet, or an Android smartphone? With the "Families" app you can take your Legacy Family Tree files, pictures, and To Do List with you - to the library, cemetery, or anywhere else. You can view AND edit the data on your mobile device and synchronize your changes back to your Legacy file on your computer. Join the developer of Families, Malcolm Green, for a demonstration of how it all works and what it looks like.

The live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2PM Eastern U.S., so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Join at least 15-20 minutes early to ensure your virtual seat.

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Add it to your Google Calendar

With our Google Calendar button, you will never forget our upcoming webinars. Simply click the button to add it to your calendar. You can then optionally embed the webinar events (and even turn them on and off) into your own personal calendar. If you have already added the calendar, you do not have to do it again - the new webinar events will automatically appear.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific/Arizona
  • 6pm GMT
  • 7pm London

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email during the week prior to the webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Legacy Family Tree on your phone or tablet

FamiliesipadiphoneWhile at the Legacy Family Tree booth at RootsTech last week, never before had so many people asked,

"Can Legacy run on my iPhone?"

"Can Legacy run on my Android?"

"Can Legacy run on my tablet?"

I was happy to be able to answer the question with,

"YES!"

Thanks to the Families app by TelGen Limited, you can sync your mobile device with your Legacy Family Tree family file. Yes - I said sync - meaning, not only can you view your information on your mobile device, but whatever you add to it can be synced back to your Legacy file on your computer. I've personally never done this - I just have it on my Android phone (Droid X) so I can view it - and all my pictures, To Do Lists, names, dates, and places - any time I want.

Click here to learn more or purchase Families.

Webinar on April 11, 2012

Malcolm Green, the developer of the app, will be presenting a webinar for us on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He will be in London, England and you will be at your home computer watching. All you have to do is register (free) for the webinar by clicking here.

A little enthusiasm

One of our Legacy Family Tree users, Sandra Benward, recently wrote to me about her discovery of Families. With her permission, I've republished her email below, which she also published on her Root Cellar's blog:

I am so excited because I have found a way to use my NEW iPad and my Legacy Family Tree Software which is PC based together. They say it couldn't be done. I wanted the iPad for many reasons but one was to have my family tree available to me any time........ and I love Legacy Family Tree and didn't want to have to change to another genealogical software. AND I HAVE IT ALL NOW. Yes the little app called "families" sync's with my iPad/iPhone, my computer and my Legacy database. Oh my goodness, I now have Families on my iPhone and my iPad....... I can edit and add information -- it contains all my family information at my fingertips.

Originally I was looking ahead and wondering how I would handle my family database at Roots Tech Conference next week. But while looking through all the upcoming webinars on the Legacy Family Tree website I came across the webinar about "Genealogy on the Go"...... stopped to read the information and just got so excited. Can this be true? Will this solve my problem? Can this really be true? I am here to tell you it is true. I signed up for the webinar but I didn't want to wait till April so I downloaded the Families app and followed the directions.

I tested it out this past Wednesday when 40plus researchers took a bus ride to Sutro Library in San Francisco. I had both my iPad and iPhone with me armed and ready. IT WORKS!! I can be in the depths of the library looking over some microfilm/fische or documents and not have to go back to my chair and get my computer up and running, start my Legacy program and find the detail information I needed and then go back to the other room and resume again. It was right there at my fingertips...... I can hardly believe it, I am so excited about this for me and I could not wait to share it with you. Now I am really ready for Roots Tech, FGS, NGS and other conferences plus just every day time at the local archives.


Families 1.0 - Legacy Family Tree for Android - Now Available

Familiesdroid Got an Android-powered device? With the brand new Families application from TelGen Limited you can now easily transfer your Legacy Family Tree files from your PC to your Android device, enabling them to be viewed and edited wherever you are. Any changes you make on these devices can then be synced back to your Legacy file on your PC.

Features of Families:

  • Family and Pedigree Views
  • Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
  • Locations and addresses, with geolocation via Google Maps
  • Multiple family files
  • New family files can be created from scratch
  • Index, searchable by given name, surname, or RIN
  • Events
  • To Do Lists
  • Master and detail sources
  • Alternate names
  • Portrait and landscape mode on all views
  • Legacy file version 6 and 7 are supported

Families uses a highly efficient database implementation, allowing very large family files to be supported. Users have successfully displayed and edited files containing over 300,000 individuals on an Android device.

Families can be purchased from the Android Market via your phone or on the web for £8.99 (about $14.95 US). Click here for more information.


Families 1.1.0 update now available (iPhone app for Legacy Family Tree)

Familiesipadiphone A free update is now available for the Families iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch application. Version 1.1.0 adds a new Descendant View, support for display and editing of privacy fields, and fixes a problem with adding a second husband.

Families lets you view and edit your Legacy Family Tree family files on your mobile iDevices. For more information, click here.


Legacy for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Familiesipadiphone Got an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad? With the brand new Families application from TelGen Limited you can now easily transfer your Legacy Family Tree files from your PC to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, enabling them to be viewed and edited wherever you are. Any changes you make on these devices can then be synced back to your Legacy file on your PC.

Features of Families:

  • Family and Pedigree Views
  • Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
  • Locations and addresses, with geolocation via Google Maps
  • Multiple family files
  • New family files can be created from scratch
  • Index, searchable by given name, surname, or RIN
  • Events
  • To Do Lists
  • Master and detail sources
  • Alternate names
  • Portrait and landscape mode on all views
  • Full screen support on the iPad
  • Legacy file version 6 and 7 are supported

Families uses a highly efficient database implementation, allowing very large family files to be supported. Users have successfully displayed and edited files containing over 300,000 individuals on an iPhone.

Families requires a companion program running on the PC to transfer family files to and from the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This program, Families Sync, can be downloaded free of charge. Note that iTunes must be installed in order to use this program.

Families is available in the App Store for $14.95. For more information, and to view screen shots of Families, please click here.