Legacy Family Tree 8 on your phone or tablet
January 09, 2014
Having 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.
I have used Families on my Apple Ipod since the program was advertised and have been so impressed with its ease and flexibility. Now I have Families on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 android tablet and it is even more awesome, especially with Legacy8.
Posted by: ELizabeth Kohler | January 09, 2014 at 06:09 PM
This app is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Highly recommended. I'm using the Kindle Fire HD 8.9
Posted by: Larry J Smith | January 10, 2014 at 06:45 AM
When will the Windows Phone 8 or Windows Tablet 8 versions ship?
Posted by: Eric G. | January 13, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Eric - I'm not aware of anyone developing genealogy software apps for Windows 8 phones. Pocket Genealogist used to develop for Windows phones.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Is there a charge for "Families" or is there a fee?
Posted by: Margaret Kamigaki | January 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Margaret - yes, there is a small charge, but if you installed Families 1.0, there is no charge to upgrade to 2.0 which adds compatibility with Legacy 8.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Do I have to be online to see my Legacy Files on my Ipad?
If not do the Legacy Files (almost 5000) people take up a lot of the memory?
Posted by: Patricia Adam | January 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Patricia - no, you don't have to be online to view the files. My 23,000+ family file does not take up much room, although I haven't checked lately to see the exact size.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Will Families work on Barnes and Noble Nook?
Posted by: Katie Krueger | January 13, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Katie - I'm uncertain, although if the Nook is based on the Android operating system (which I think it is) it should work.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 13, 2014 at 05:21 PM
I have used Families on my Nook Color for several years. It is great!!
Posted by: Pat Henderson | January 13, 2014 at 05:38 PM
We use Legacy on our desk computer. Some time ago I purchased Families for my ipod touch; it's great! and I enjoy using it! However, for Christmas my wife got an Android tablet and wants our family Legacy data on her tablet. I believe that I am correct when I told her that the Apple Families program and the Android Families program are two separate and distinct programs. Consequently she would need to buy a separate additional program for her Android tablet. Correct? We thoroughly enjoy Legacy.
Posted by: Bert | January 13, 2014 at 09:03 PM
How do you load legacy on a kindle? How do i load my files and pics on the kindle from a pc?
Posted by: Valeria B Lawrence | January 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM
Margaret, the charge is currently $14.99 and it is worth it. Make sure you also install the sync app on your computer...not your phone or tablet. The url to get the Families sync app is http://www.telgen.co.uk/families/sync/index.html.
Posted by: Ellwood Howard | January 14, 2014 at 02:33 AM
Bert - yes, that is correct.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 14, 2014 at 09:09 AM
Valeria - through the Families app and its Families Sync software.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 14, 2014 at 09:10 AM
I have it on my Android phone, and it is very helpful when away from the home computer. I just got a Samsung tablet for Christmas, that would be much easier to view than the phone. Do I have to pay for another installation?
Posted by: Howard Curran | January 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Howard - no.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM
I use different files for different families. Can the app use more than one file at a time or must I combine all into one file to use the app?
Posted by: Carla | January 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Carla - yes, you may use multiple files. You don't need to combine them into one file for the app.
Posted by: Geoff Rasmussen | January 27, 2014 at 02:05 PM