Thursday, 22 December 2011

Ancestry Android app - at long last!

Ancestry ( has finally uploaded a fully interactive version of its Android app, aeons after its iPad version became available online.

I recently uploaded the demo version to my Android based tablet, and was very impressed with, albeit with it in a read only mode. I have recently moved onto an iPad, and have the full version installed on this, but the complete version of the Android app will be welcomed by many, particularly as Android is terribly served with genealogical apps at present.

Here's the bumf from Ancestry's blog (

The new app for Android phones and tablets (and very soon including Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet – pending app store approval) allows you to interact with your family tree while on the go. Not only can you view and edit your existing family trees, but you can also build new family trees from scratch, add new family members, edit their information, add and edit life events, and view historical records that have been attached on–anytime, anywhere. You never know where or when you’ll make a new discovery. It’s like having your entire family tree in your pocket!

Here’s what you can do with the new Android app:

  • View your family tree on your Android phone or tablet (you can easily zoom in or out to see anywhere from 2 to 5 or more generations) 
  • Start a new family tree or add to an existing one easily 
  • View life events and family members for the ancestors in your tree 
  • Add, edit and delete people, life events and facts 
  • Easily locate any ancestor in your family tree with our handy search tool 
  • View historical documents and indexed information that you’ve attached to your family tree on 
  • Many more features (like photos) coming soon… stay tuned!

To download the app for free, visit


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