Families 4+

Malcolm Green

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 9 Ratings
    • $14.99



Families is designed to operate in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree, the leading Windows-based genealogy software from Millennia Corp. Your Legacy family files can be easily transferred to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, enabling them to be viewed and edited wherever you are. Families supports the following functionality:

- Multiple family files
- Supports GEDCOM as well as Legacy files
- New family files can be created from scratch
- Family View, Pedigree View, Descendant View and Timeline
- Relationships
- Events
- To Do Lists
- Master and Detail Sources
- Locations and Addresses, with mapping display
- Alternate Names
- Master Lists
- Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
- Documents, audio and video files
- Bookmarks
- Powerful search options
- Portrait and Landscape mode on all views
- Supports Legacy 6, 7, 8 and 9
- Support for Legacy 9 features, including same sex relationships, hashtags and stories

Families uses a highly efficient database implementation, allowing very large family files to be supported. Users have successfully displayed and edited files containing over 300,000 individuals on an iPhone.

Families requires access to a Wi-Fi network or use of a USB connection in order to transfer family files between your device and your PC.

Families requires a companion program running on the PC to transfer family files to and from the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This program, Families Sync, can be downloaded free of charge from www.telgen.co.uk/families/sync.

A sample family file is included.

Support is available via support@telgen.co.uk.

What’s New

Version 3.6.1

Fix problem opening file when number separator is not decimal point in current language

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Markithaca ,

Disappointed - Doesn't really sync (but there is a workaround)

Doesn't really sync like Evernote, calendar, notes, nook and others do, automatically reflecting changes made on one platform on the other - just transfers files that might as well be gedcom to and from free genealogy app, as some reviewers suggest. I suspect some reviews are by the reprogrammer, who charges too much for this app.

From a Legacy webinar I learned that Legacy has an Intellishare feature that can be used to merge two files that use the same identifier for each record. In particular these can be the Legacy file and a file of a different name transferred back from the phone. I don't know how automatic the merge is, though, and it certainly is not as straight forward as with the other apps I mentioned above. However it does offer a way to cope with the deficiency I mentioned. It would be great if a true sync could be added, perhaps using Intellishare as a basis.

met52h ,


Needs an update. When I try to zoom in on my documents they are blurry and unreadable. Adding info from Legacy seems more like converting and then downloading my Legacy info, not syncing like with Evernote or other programs that sync info. Was not worth the cost.

Amms ,


I am one that is usually reluctant to download updates for at least a month. But I held my breath and updated.

I am LOVING this latest update. So many new and improved features.

I’m not a syncing type. I use Families so that I can carry my data base along. So no feedback on that.

But. The features. Wahoo!

App Privacy

The developer, Malcolm Green, 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.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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