Announces New Ancestry iPad App

It’s been a day for mobile genealogy apps and press releases. Earlier today, announced their new, free, Apple iPad genealogy app. While has an updated app for non-iPad iOS devices (including iPhone and iPod touches), this represents a redesign and feature upgrade (down to to a new icon), … Read more

Families for Android Announced

We are now starting to see apps with some serious cross-platform capabilities. I’ve mentioned an iOS app in the past, Families, (Families 1.1.1 is the latest) for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. While other applications such as MobileFamilyTree and Reunion would allow you to carry your genealogy data from your … Read more

Google Android 2.3 – Launching with Nexus S

Google has announced that with the release of their latest phone, the Nexus S (a Samsung device), they are also launching Android 2.3. Obviously Android 2.3 won’t be available immediately for everybody, depending on the hardware and carrier, but it’s still a big deal. Some of the highlights of Android … Read more

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 / 4.2.1

Earlier today, Apple pushed out a couple of software updates. The first, and the one that’s been anticipated for a while, even going back to before iOS 4.1, is iOS 4.2. Technically it’s 4.2.1. Changes * AirPrint – print photos, email, web pages directly to compatible printers over a wireless … Read more

GedStar Pro for Android Announced

In case you are a Palm user (or former Palm OS user) and have been wondering what happened to GedStar, wonder no more!

Rather than make the transition to webOS 2.0 and continue on HP/Palm hardware, GHCS Software has made the transition to Google’s Android platform.

This is a major deal for the Google Android platform as there hasn’t been much in the way of genealogy software for Android – a couple of family tree/GEDCOM browsers called AGeneDB and Family Bee. GedStar will be the first fully-featured genealogy app for the Android platform. According to the press release below, everything from the Palm version has been ported to the Android version.

There is a Windows/PC program that will allow you to take your genealogy data and information directly from The Master Genealogist or Legacy Family Tree (if you use either of those) and sync it up with GedStar Pro for Android.

Press Release and future enhancements:

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