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Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research – 10% Off Extended thru March 28!

Finally – we have a great new guide for those of us who use mobile devices! This book takes the place of Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse, written by Lisa Louise Cooke in 2012. The iPad volume was becoming dated, and mobile devices of all kinds have sprung up since the publication of […]

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Check Out the RootsTech 2016 Innovator Summit Finalists!

The big event of the day at the Innovator Summit was the Innovator Showdown Semifinal. Representatives from twelve innovative businesses did 2-minute presentations, with questions asked by the judges for another 2 minutes or so. Fifty small companies applied, these 12 making the cut. Those finalists were: Famicity – they have 150,000 users in France […]

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Expo Hall Vendors List Assistance Available at

Tami Osmer Mize compiled a listing of the RootsTech 2016 conference Exhibit Hall venders. The RootsTech 2016 mobile app has a good map of the hall, but it’s difficult to locate the booths. Click here to go to the iPhone RootsTech App. Tami has two lists. One list is sorted by booth number. The other […]

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MyHeritage Adds Audio Recordings For Interviewing Your Relatives

Now this is cool… And just in time for RootsTech 2016! Check out the following note from MyHeritage, and then go read their blog full blogpost about the new feature. We’ve just released a new feature in the MyHeritage mobile app: Audio Recordings. You can now interview your relatives directly from their profile in the […]

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An Ancestry App for the Apple Watch

Getting an Apple Watch? Well, now you can download an Ancestry iPhone app! I have no plans to get an Apple watch, but for those of you who do, you can carry family history on your wrist – currently not a lot, but some interesting stuff. The app allows users of the Apple watch to: […]

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A Sweetheart of a deal… #RootsTech #Genealogy

A Sweetheart of a deal… As I’ve written during the RootsTech conference, I’ve been hanging around the MyHeritage booth absorbing information. MyHeritage has been making exciting technological advances for several years. Their tech is allowing them to share billions of records, documents, and what they have termed Discoveries with subscribers. I’m going to go into […]

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Jake Gerhing’s lecture on The Future of Family History Technology

Jake Gehring was one of the speakers in the afternoon at the BYU Family History Tech Conference. He works for FamilySearch. I know Jake very well, having worked with him at Heritage Quest for a while, and consider him a good friend. He knows a lot about what’s going on in the tech side of […]

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Gordon Clarke’s Presentation on New Apps, New Gallery, New Future

Gordon Clarke is the FamilySearch Certification Manager. Gordon spoke at the BYU Family History Tech Conference this morning. He started right off with one of cool ads that Mac used to run before they won the Mac OS VS Windows race – and he continued to use those ads throughout his lecture (I love those […]

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MobileFamilyTree 7.1 Released

The following teaser is from the March 24, 2014 edition of Synium Software has released a major update to its Apple mobile family history app with the release of MobileFamilyTree 7.1. Aside from gaining an iOS 7-inspired facelift, the app also adds AirPlay video support, rebuilds the interactive tree from scratch and includes a […]

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New iPhone App For “Find A Grave”

A new iPhone app has been produced for Find A Grave. This is a Find A Grave by Ancestry App, and it does some pretty cool stuff. The App is produced in the following languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, […]

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National Genealogical Society Announces Release of Mobile Conference App for the 2014 Family History Conference

National Genealogical Society Announces Release of Mobile Conference App 2014 Family History Conference – Richmond, Virginia 7 May 2014 ARLINGTON, VA, 20 February 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of the Mobile Conference App for the NGS 2014 Family History Conference, which will be held 7-10 May 2014, in Richmond, Virginia. To […]

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Facebook is Buying WhatsApp for a Record $19 Billion

Yep – that’s a new record for the sale of an app… Of course this app just happens to have 450 million users per month, and unbelievable growth. Following is an excerpt from an article by Harry McCracken posted in the February 19, 2014 ediiton of Facebook is buying WhatsApp, the wildly popular communications […]

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RootsMagic Produces an Android App

The following is from RootsMagic: With more and more devices and operating systems becoming popular, we are always asked, “When will RootsMagic be available for _______?” We are working hard to make RootsMagic available on whatever device you use, wherever you go. RootsMagic is already available for Windows and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and […]

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Download the RootsTech 2014 App

I just downloaded the RootsTech 2014 App to my iPhone. It’s pretty cool. The app which I now have on my iPhone has 9 categories listed on the screen. They are: Sessions Speakers Exhibitors Agenda Daily News Maps Social Media Settings and Login The Sessions category starts with the earliest sessions Wednesday, Feb. 5 at […]

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Ancestry Releases New App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – Supports iOS 7

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the launch of a new, upgraded version of its Ancestry App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with features designed to enable and encourage more rewarding discoveries as users build, update and share their family trees. […]

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