Families 1.0 - Legacy Family Tree for Android - Now Available
February 03, 2011
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
- 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.
Wow - thats wondereful! Once you've edited the files on your phone, can you transfer the changes or the new file back to your PC?
Posted by: tami glatz | February 18, 2011 at 11:20 AM
This could be very useful on one of the new Android tablets coming out
Posted by: Tim | February 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Tami - yes.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | February 18, 2011 at 11:46 AM
I have this on my iPad and itouch, I really like it.
Now I am really glad I kept my Droid X instead of jumping ship to get the iphone 4 on verizon. The lack of a good genealogy program was one of my main whines about the Droid. Now I am glad I stuck with the Droid. Of course I hate to pay for another program but.......
Posted by: Kathy D | February 18, 2011 at 12:23 PM
"I have this on my iPad and itouch, I really like it."
I have an iPod touch, and would really like to be able to carry a version of my Legacy files. In the library, cemetery, or even at church talking to people, I have to memorize information - it would be great to just whip out my iPod to look up and add to someone's family.
Is this available, or something that the company is working on?
Posted by: Brian Cartwright | February 18, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Brian - yes, Families works for the iPod Touch as well. Go to the Mobile Devices section in our online store at www.legacyfamilytreestore.com
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | February 18, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Installed Families 1.0 on Droid X Feb 20th. No problems and running great.
Posted by: Bill | February 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM
Installed Families 1.0 on Droid 2 earlier this week. Uploaded my data. The program crashes each time I try to open my data but works with the sample data. How do I get it to work?
Posted by: Bscrapbook | March 26, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Bscrapbook - you'll need to communicate with the developer of Families, Malcolm Green. His website is at http://www.telgen.co.uk/families/
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | March 28, 2011 at 04:19 PM
Works wonderfully on my Droid X.
Posted by: Jenny | April 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Does anyone know if it will work on the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire?
Posted by: Diane | November 10, 2011 at 09:24 AM
Wonderful on my Droid 10" tablet
Posted by: TomA | April 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM