FamilySearch Family Tree makes it easy and convenient to discover and document
your own branches of the world’s family tree while preserving family memories
such as photos, written stories, and audio recordings. Connect with your
ancestors as you discover the important events and storie...
I love this app!
I have used this app to research my entire family and a number of friends. I have found birth and death records, copies of personal letters and wills, land deeds, land grants for military service, and, oh, the history I have learned. It’s fascinating to read about your ancestry and realize they actually fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Civil War (fighting on both sides of the war); even draft records for WWI AND WWII. Or, that your ancestors lived in Europe during the Black Death, when hundreds of thousand of people died. Or that some ancestors were members of the Order of the Knights of the Fellow-Poor Soldiers of Solomon, known as the Knights Templar! I have ancestors from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark , Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Doesn’t that make you think! I have actually made contact with a number of people that actually shares my DNA; cousins 1, 2, 3, even 5 times removed. What a trip! I LOVE THIS APP!
Great App. Could use a little refinement.
The app is a fantastic database for having to keep track of so many family records. There’s some minor things that would be great if they could be improved. - Ancestor pictures: Seems like you should be able to click/tap on their picture to see an enlarged picture, but instead when you tap on their picture it takes you to the option to edit or replace their picture. I don’t want to edit, I just want to see a bigger picture of what they looked like - Homeland discovery: I thought the homeland discovery feature was a little glitchy. It was a little difficult to pan and zoom around the map. I was using an iPhone 7 Plus. Maybe it’s smoother on other devices. This feature has a lot of potential innovation for future versions. It would be could to integrate it with google/apple maps virtual mode to see what the streets look/looked like. It would be cool to see virtually what their headstones look like. Just some thoughts.
I highly recommend this app. I have been using FamilySearch for a little over two years, and it's helped me trace my ancestry back over 2400 years. It is easy enough for a middle schooler to work- and I would know, being one! The best feature is the "find match", which allows you to enter the names and birth/death dates and places of deceased relatives and looks for names others have entered that look similar. This helps hugely if a distant relative has also been 'genealogizing' and puts their work on your screen. 80% of the time I've spent on FamilySearch Tree has been reading family history that distant relatives entered that I never knew I had! I experienced some issues when I tried to enter names of relatives in manually while in landscape mode, but after shifting it to Pedigree and entering them there everything worked fine. I love this app!
We know so much about our family now!
Family Search has made such a wonderful difference to our family. Before discovering it and learning about where we came from, we had no idea who we were! Now we know about the Cherokee in our family who fled to Wisconsin and created a village, we know about the Revolutionary War soldiers and the French-Indian War soldier and even a soldier in King Philip’s War. I even found ship records, letting me know when our Russians came to America and on which exact ship! The app works great; it is often being improved. My only Request: I like to leave tasks to other relatives as it’s fun to do, and also it takes much time to go through the tasks, so would like if I could also view the task list for my exact line (grandparents, not one mixed with siblings of grandparents).
Like this app a lot, but it could be improved
Great for quickly viewing messages from other researchers without having to wait until I get home and boot up the full website. Also comes in handy for checking details when I’m at the library or courthouse with the hard copies and ancient micro-media (yup, we still need to use those from time to time, don’t we). One problem I have found is an inability to see a person’s children when the parent has had more than one spouse. Although clicking on one of the spouses will normally provide a list of the children by that spouse, in the case of a divorce where BOTH spouses have married again, the tree comes to a complete dead end because you can’t see any of the children of either spouse. It would also be nice to have the option to switch to a descendancy view from time to time, but I can live without that.
Crazy how fast you can learn your ancestry
My parents and family spent decades doing genealogy, it used to take a lot more time and dedication. This app has helped bring genealogy into the 21st century and made learning personal ancestry an easily accessible, fun thing to do. We were never sure what became of one of my great-uncles (I thought he died young) and now I know everything, thanks to military service records and census records. I feel like it’s really honoring him that we’ve got his story straight. We’ve also been able to actually confirm stories our grandmother told us about life in their small town and we’ve been able to piece it all together, especially through historical phone books available online. I was always told that my greatgrandfather was a blacksmith so seeing his name and occupation in the phone book in the 1930s is incredible. I never even knew that existed. You can really just jump on in, whichever branch of the family needs work done, find out your history, get ready for temple work, attach suggested documents, it’s truly amazing. I’ve updated my review to five stars, my last review I gave three stars because the app kept crashing. That’s been fixed and I really appreciate it.
I like family search especially the things that I can put on. The thing I do not Like are the people who do not even know close family members to me can go in and change The data I have entered from personal sources that are reliable. These are often people I have never heard of and I have no way to get a hold of them to tell them that their information is incorrect . If I find them I just block them so that they can’t see what I do however they still change the records. And when I have asked the family history Library about this they have told me that I just needed to be kind and patient. It is hard to be patient when you are the one who has kept family history for years to have a stranger go in and base their records on the census and scrap the whole family. Yet nothing seems to be able to be done to stop these trolls. Sorry I think you could protect those of us who do a better job and make them check closer records
Their are Angel's in our Family
This app is incredible in that I can now do virtually everything from my I-phone. From digitizing documentation in my possession to share with others to searching for ancestors and records, merging duplications, attaching sources and documentation, photos, stories and other information. This app has allowed me to connect with family i didn't know existed. Most important, this app has allowed me the privilege of getting to know my family and ancestors and develop a deep connection and love for them as I learn of and share in their joys and and struggles in this life. Whenever I feel alone, sad or depressed I can just open my family search app and I can feel my family cheering for me and encouraging me to keep going and never give up.
I love this app. I've found so many ancestors and have discovered so much personal information about their lives. I've come to know my ancestors through this app. I love how it sends me hints and newly discovered ancestors in my tree without asking. This app keeps me on my toes always reminding me and pulling me back into my family tree through emails and reminders! Temple ordinances are so simple to prepare now because you can simply bring your phone with the barcode from the app and the temple will print your cards when you arrive. I've developed a new love of family history because of this app and a feel the spirit of Elijah in my life daily because of what this app does! So grateful for The Church of Jesus Christ and the advancements it's making in the field of geneology! It's amazing. No app is perfect so hence four stars! But it's getting there!
I love that it is searching for documents concerning my ancestors all the time and suggesting them. Then in those moments of free time when I may have previously spent minutes scanning Facebook or Instagram, I can now be attaching documents to my ancestors and search for other documents to better compile my family’s genealogy; our family history! Being able to see the memories and photographs that others have shared is great too! It’s allowed me to see photos of my grandmother as a youth, something I hadn’t seen before. There’s a new function under the settings menu called “Map My Ancestors” which creates a map of your ancestors’ life events. Who needs 23andMe or other DNA testing, right? Well, it’s not quite the same, but this is free!
Praising Family Search
Thanks to Family Search for the reminder about four ancestor’s initiatories that would expire soon. I am far away from home helping a single mother daughter with two young sons and unable to get to a temple. I called another daughter in my hometown yesterday to explain that the initiatories were printed out & in a folder on my computer desk at home. She picked them up, took them to the temple and completed the work the next day. She said both she and a sister performing the initiatory for one of our ancestors felt the person’s presence. My daughter said she since Beth Day and Simister had been waiting a long time where the ordinance. Right away Family Search sent me a message saying the work had been completed.
Fast & convenient!
I love FamilySearch’s mobile Family Tree app! I’m amazed at the frequency with which I refer to my Family Tree app. We have 16 grandchildren and quite often I need info regarding birthdays and anniversary dates. FamilyTree mobile app makes it so fast & convenient for me while I’m shopping to check dates and ages. Quite often in conversations with other family members we forget names & places of our ancestors’ stories and Family Tree helps us get it straight. It’s fun to look at our family history together and compare pictures of our children with those of our ancestors. Sharing stories from their lives always touches our hearts and brings those of us still here, closer together.
Family I have always wondered about!
My mother came from pioneer family, yet she was a convert to the church. Not knowing or understanding what happened that she didn’t have the gospel in her life. As I have been able to read of family members, it has brought an understand and joy for these loved ones. My mother too has been excited to read and learn of these wonderful pioneers. Thank you for sharing. I only wish I could meet some of the family today. I am grateful they have been willing to share what they have. I love our family and am grateful they endured so many hardships for the rest of us yet to come to Earth.
Best app ever!!
The Family Tree app is my favorite! It allows me so much ease in doing my family history. It brings all of the information together and allows me to take it with me wherever I go so I may continually work on my family no matter where I am. The only con I can think of is at times I would like to be able to look at the documents so I can truly verify the information and see it for myself, however I can always go on my computer if I need to see the documents. I love the ease in which I can take the names to do the work for my ancestors. Thank you for creating this app to further the work.
Tools and Features of Family Tree App
The tools and features of the Family Tree App communicate so effectively with the FamilySearch database and with me. I am very experienced as a genealogist and temple patron, but I continue to be amazed at how the software has advanced. As an example, my wife is visiting Hawaii with some other sisters and I equipped her with eight female family names for endowment, as I knew that they intended to go to the Laie Temple. This afternoon, I received a message from FamilyTree, listing the seven ancestors that just had their endowment done at the Laie Temple. This was very exciting and now I will review the families that are ready for the sealing ordinance, when my wife returns from Hawaii!
Yes. FamilySearch Tree is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 218,930 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for FamilySearch Tree Is 77.4/100.
Yes. FamilySearch Tree is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 218,930 FamilySearch Tree User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for FamilySearch Tree Is 77.4/100.
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