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GedFamilies enables a GEDCOM file to be easily transferred from a Windows PC to your Android phone or tablet, 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 Google Maps
- Alternate Names
- Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
- Documents
- Audio files
- Video files
- Portrait and Landscape mode on all views

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 a USB connection in order to transfer files between your device and your PC.

GedFamilies requires a companion program running on a Windows PC to transfer family files to and from the Android device. This program, GedFamilies Sync, can be downloaded free of charge from

A sample family file is included.

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Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes

- Re-engineered using Xamarin.Android
- Fix problem adding photos to newly created family file
- Preserve edited fields if screen is rotated while editing individual name
- Show chris/buried on Family View if no birth/death dates
- Support front camera for adding photos
- Fix exception after changing location sort order
- Enlarge font for high density screens

Comments and ratings for GedFamilies
  • (40 stars)

    by Sylvia McKenzie on 02/01/2013

    Not worth the money, visually unappealing. Hope some of the iPad software come out with android versions.I would definitely pay for one of those