The GedFamilies app enables family files in GEDCOM format to be transferred from a PC to your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android phone or tablet, enabling them 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
  • Events and facts
  • Sources
  • Locations and Addresses, with geolocation via Google Maps
  • Alternate Names
  • Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
  • Documents, audio and video files
  • Bookmarks
  • 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.

A sample family file is included.

GedFamilies requires a companion program running on the PC to transfer family files to and from the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device. This program, GedFamilies Sync, can be downloaded free of charge from
here. GedFamilies Sync transfers files using either a Wi-Fi network connection or a USB cable between the device and the PC. To use USB transfer to or from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, iTunes must be installed on the PC. It is also recommended that iTunes is installed when using a Wi-Fi transfer as this enables GedFamilies Sync to automatically detect when your device is ready for a transfer.

Please see the Support page for information on the maintenance status of the app.