GedFamilies 4+

Malcolm Green

Designed for iPad

    • 2.3 • 3 Ratings
    • $0.99



GedFamilies enables a GEDCOM file to be easily transferred to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, enabling it to be viewed and edited wherever you are. GedFamilies supports the following functionality:

- GEDCOM 5.5.1 plus support for many custom tags
- ASCII, ANSI, ANSEL, UTF-8 character sets
- Multiple family files
- New family files can be created from scratch
- Family View, Pedigree View, Descendant View and Timeline
- Index, searchable by Given Name, Surname or ID
- Relationships
- Events and facts
- Sources
- Locations and Addresses, with geolocation via Maps
- Alternate Names
- Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
- Documents
- Audio files
- Portrait and Landscape mode on all views
- Full screen support on the iPad

GedFamilies uses a highly efficient database implementation, allowing very large family files to be supported.

GedFamilies requires access to a Wi-Fi network or use of iTunes via a USB connection in order to transfer family files between your device and your PC. USB transfer uses iTunes File Sharing which requires your device to be running iOS 3.2 or above.

GedFamilies requires a companion program running on the PC to transfer family files to and from the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This program, GedFamilies Sync, can be downloaded free of charge from

A sample family file is included.

Support and exchange of information with other users is available via the user forum at

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Support iOS 10

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Techtool ,

Doesn’t Work!!!

Tried to download & install GedFamilies Sync on my PC, but this did not work. Very frustrating! Why can’t they use the standard GED format without any further manipulation?

any1but me ,

Not happy at all. (where is the choice for 0 stars?)

If you hope to use a GEDCOM file using only your iPad FORGET IT.

You have to run your GEDCOM file through a converter on a ***PC!

Why would I want or need to rely on a PC when my computer is an iPad?

I really got screwed on this purchase. Too bad the developer could not have made this clear in the write up.


Bernfrin ,

Excellent App

This is another excellent app from Malcolm Green/Telgen. First Malcolm created Families which made it possible for a direct sync between Legacy Family Tree and the Families app on the iPad/iPhone/iPod. Families also makes it possible to sync from your iDevice back to Legacy. Now, Malcolm has created GedFamilies which makes it possible to sync a Gedcom file from your computer to the Gefamilies app or from the Gedfamilies app back to your computer. With Gedfamilies, you can carry your genealogy file with you wherever you go. You can add or change information in the app and sync the changes back to your computer when you arrive home. Worth every penny and then some.

App Privacy

The developer, Malcolm Green, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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