Branches Pro 4+

Your Family Tree on iPad

Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 5 Ratings
    • $1.99

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Branches PRO for iPad is a GEDCOM viewer and downloader of FamilySearch™ family trees.

The new and expanded features of Branches for iPad now make Branches even easier to use and more powerful. Email and DropBox transfer of GEDCOM files has been added and is easy and fast.

The FamilySearch™ features allow you to download pedigree trees directly from FamilySearch™ which is a free service to everyone. Explore relationships and search back into your family tree.

Also added is access for LDS members to see ordinance data and search for temple ready ordinances for their ancestors. Find any ancestor and go directly to that person's information on the FamilySearch™ website.

As a further enhancement, you can now create a GEDCOM file from any information you have downloaded from FamilySearch™ and email the file to yourself or others.

Branches for iPad is the BEST and MOST UNIQUE family tree viewer available. No other viewer can do what Branches for iPad does. It is like Apple Maps™ for your family history and genealogy. You can see your entire family tree in a GLOBAL VIEW. Just zoom in to see all the “street level” details like relationships, events, photos, sources, notes and documents.

Branches is unlike other viewers, it is simple yet very powerful. We use patented methods so you can focus on the pure data in your genealogy database. This helps you visualize modern complex relationships including multiple marriages and adoptions. It also shows you where you have data and where you are missing data.

As you zoom into the detail of your tree, there is a map of your entire tree in the upper left hand corner of your screen so you know exactly where you are, at all times. You never get lost.

We added powerful search capabilities for names, places and text so you can pinpoint where the search results are located in your tree.

Branches for iPad is the only viewer that can do all of these things:
See a global view of your family tree
Understand and simplify complex relationships
Never get lost by using the Mini-Map of your tree
Easily see events, sources, notes, documents and photos
Bookmark a view so you can come back to it at anytime
View your tree from other perspectives using different root persons
Discover lines coming forward using descendent views
Show intermarriages between family lines
Find people, places and text very quickly anywhere in your data
And much more...

Branches for iPad accepts any standard GEDCOM file (a file created by genealogy programs to transfer data between programs), so you don’t have to use any specific genealogy program to benefit from this app. Because of it’s graphical nature, Branches for iPad handles GEDCOM files up to about 20,000 persons, but you can have as many GEDCOM files as you wish. You can also have multiple trees in each GEDCOM.

We know you will be amazed at how fun and useful Branches for iPad can be.

Branches for iPad is a GEDCOM viewer. YOU CANNOT DIRECTLY ENTER INFORMATION INTO BRANCHES ON YOUR IPAD. Unless information is downloaded from FamilySearch, you must have another computer program to generate a GEDCOM file to put your information on your iPad in Branches. You can use Branches for Windows or Branches Pro for Apple or any other genealogy program to create the GEDCOM file.

What’s New

Version 5.5

Fix GEDCOM import to handle rare GEDCOM tags

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

kshowell ,

Help...Password not letting me sign in

I tried to sign in on my family search.
I even changed the password
Please fix

Developer Response ,

Please contact us at branches and we can help you.

Bikkus ,

Terrific app

I've been compiling genealogy data for years, but this app is a tremendous addition for my research. It allows you to load a GEDCOM file and easily zoom into any portion of it. It has allowed me to spot inconsistencies and possible lines of further research which would have otherwise been difficult to spot.

Wandering birder123 ,

Finally! Family tree simplified!

I really like this app. Like everything Apple, I found it to be intuitive to use. The global view was a huge help to me given how widespread & relatively convoluted my family's ancestry was/is. The search capabilities are also as promised... a huge help.

App Privacy

The developer, Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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