3 Android Genealogy Apps

In the process of fiddling with my new Android phone, I’ve been testing out several genealogy apps. Today I’d like to share a few of my favorites.

  1. Ancestry — This app from Ancestry.com really isn’t that robust. It’s less about being able to do research on the road (I’d just use the full site for that), and more about carrying your Ancestry family tree with you to share with others. I find that useful because when I visit family out of town I often have new things to share in my tree. This lets me do that without lugging my laptop around everywhere I go.
  2. Find Grave — This app is still in beta, but it gives you access to the FindAGrave database right on your mobile device. This is one of my favorite resources which I use before planning a family history trip. It helps you locate, identify, and preview grave sites of your ancestors.
  3. MyHeritage — This app from MyHeritage.com is for members of the site. It gives you a little bit more functionality than the Ancestry app (from what I’ve seen so far at least), in that you can initiate searches right from the app in addition to tracking your tree.

Do you have a favorite genealogy app? Tell me about it in the comments.

Jenn is a professional writer and publisher, and the founder of Climb Your Family Tree.

She first became interested in genealogy as a teenager. Since that early start, she's spent more than 25 years putting her personal passion and professional research skills to use in exploring her own family history while assisting others in their genealogical journeys.

In addition to running Climb Your Family Tree, Jenn owns a variety of web properties including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, Kiss My Biz, and NakedPR.

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