Technology Matters-Genealogy Apps

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     The Ancestry app draws information from more than 14-billion historical photos and records.  A deep resource in tracking down info about relatives.

     Information for family trees can be edited within the app, as well as shared with others.  This helps you collaborate with other family members to flesh out details.

    The app is free for iOS, Android and Amazon, though a subscription is required for the most useful features.

    FamilySearch Tree helps discover and document your own branches of the world’s family tree.  It does so while preserving family memories such as photos, written stories and audio recordings.

    Family trees are shared among those who are connected.  Edits are updated in real-time so relatives can collaborate, no matter how far removed they may be.

    FamilySearch Tree is free for iOS and Android.

    The RootsMagic app is designed to work with a desktop version of RootsMagic.  This allows for researching, organizing and sharing family history.

    Files can be stored in the cloud, making them readily available.

    Information can be sorted based on family, descendants and surname.

    The app is free for iOS, Android and Amazon.

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