Your family tree at your fingertips! Now you can easily take and show off your family history with you wherever you go. RootsMagic lets you carry your genealogy on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!

This viewer is designed as a companion product to RootsMagic, the award-winning desktop genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!

Features include:

* Uses your actual RootsMagic files- no conversion needed
* Easily put your family history files on your device through iTunes or DropBox
* Keep as many files as you want right on your device
* Use the free desktop software to convert other genealogy files including PAF, Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, and GEDCOM into viewable RootsMagic files.

* Pedigree, Family, Descendant, and Individual Views to quickly explore your family tree
* Browse people by surname and given names
* Search ancestors by name or record number
* View media, notes, and sources for people, families, events, and facts

* Source list
* To-do lists
* Research Logs
* Media Lists
* Address Book
* Repository List
* Correspondence List
* Place List

* Perpetual calendar
* Date calculator
* Relationship calculator
* Soundex calculator

Note: Requires RootsMagic desktop family tree software or the free RootsMagic Essentials software to create, edit, or add to your genealogy files.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Layout fixes for latest version of iOS.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Michelle8888888 ,

Great software, reader app

For anyone who wants to dabble in their family history or gets very serious about genealogy research, RootsMagic software is great. I particularly recommend it for anyone who cares about keeping their information on living individuals private, but still wants to collect that data while they can interview them personally. This app is really only for reading your data, making a portable so we can travel with you. You really need to be on your laptop, or at least a web browser, to enter your data.

Pip Longstocking ,

Just fine

While the computer software, Roots Magic, is outstanding, this app is merely serviceable. It's faults have persisted since I began using the app years ago and have never been corrected, which I find odd.

The app's structure is not intuitive. Some windows have no back button, so navigation quickly becomes cumbersome. And perhaps most confusing, shared facts are listed not chronologically but at the end of the individual view, yet their dates are deferred to in the summary views. Difficult to explain in this review, because it is so illogical, but it means that one must truly open each individual view and search it even for births, marriage and death dates, instead of trusting the more accessible summary views. Why even have dates in the summaries if they are not correct?

It would be nice to have a "favorites" tab, so we wouldn't have to search the entire database by surname, then again by first name, for ancestors we refer to often.

AllenOfPortland ,

Great for viewing but lacks edit ability

I can’t give it five stars only because it does not yet have the ability to edit or add new persons on IOS. But it’s fabulous to be able to navigate my tree on my iPhone and iPad!


RootsMagic, Inc.
24.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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