Free Genealogy Apps for iPad sassy jane genealogy using macs and ipadsFree genealogy apps for iPad is today’s topic. Two caveats: things move fast in this category and “free” in Appland usually means free to download but accessing content could cost you.

For reviews of apps, try appappeal.com. Their list of top 14 genealogy apps is provided in the table below. While their reviews provide a lot of information, I think perhaps appappeal.com is a bit confused about the difference between subscription databases and genealogy apps.

Only Ancestry, My Heritage, and Geni in their list actually offer dedicated free genealogy apps for iPads and iPhones. Fold3 works differently: “There is no need to download an ‘app’ from an App Store, simply visit Fold3 from your web browser and we format it for you device from there.” These four apps are growing in sophistication from their origins as tree-viewers.

I still think your best bet is to download the apps for the databases you subscribe to, plus the app for the family tree software you use. But that’s another post!

1

Ancestry

Trees, research

2

My Heritage

Trees, research

3

Geni

Trees

4

Archives.com

Research

5

GeneaNet.org

Trees, boards

6

Genealogy.com

Research

7

GenealogyBank

Research

8

Fold3

Research

9

WikiTree

Trees

10

RootsWeb

Trees, boards

11

FamilyLink

Trees, research

12

Mundia

Trees

13

Genoom

Trees, boards

14

One Great Family

Trees, search

Besides these apps, there are many, many iPad research apps that can help you hunt for ancestors. One of my favorites right now is iSearch, that allows you to easily search your favorite websites with a single click.

Other research apps for genealogy and tips and tricks for your Apple products are included in my latest guide, Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy. It helps you choose, organize, and use applications for your family history research and learn how to master the great features of Macs, iPads, and iPhones to streamline your research and find new ancestors.