Relative History

Relative History
17 reviews
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Papillon Productions

Download size

4 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • internet connection
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Relative History is an ideal way for making your genealogy research information portable.

The app imports your genealogy information onto your phone by using the industry-standard data interchange format. Once downloaded, you can easily browse and search it.

Key features:
* Import GEDCOM files from sources such as OneDrive and explore the connections between individuals, families and events. 
* Search against the data and filter on results.
* Map addresses from events.
* Link to folders containing images such as scanned certificates or photographs of individuals.

Please note that this release does not currently support editing of the data.
This release:
Improved handling of addresses in GEDCOM files.

Previous release:
Export of database as a GEDCOM file.
Import and export of Relative History databases.
Bug fixes.
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  • by User 6/20/2015
  • by Kathleen 4/11/2015
    No directions! Boring
  • by Lewis C 1/17/2015
    Don't know if it works; need to be able to load from gedcom file on my SD card, but it only allows from SkyDrive. Developer: Please allow loading from device files as well. Thanks.
  • by Brett 3/23/2014
    Great for a quick reference in your pocket
  • by William 2/21/2014
    I had an Android OS phone for years and used the Ancestry and Family Bee apps, both which are very good. Made the switch to a Windows OS phone and love it more than Android. But I discovered that neither Ancestry nor the Family Bee apps had made the transition. Found this app and decided to give it a try. I don't have a single complaint with this app. If your into genealogy and have a GEDCOM file then this is a must have app. Its very well done. My wish list for this app is to be able to edit and add.
  • by Richard Larsson 2/1/2014
    Hopefully it will work better?
  • by Mary Anne 8/23/2013
    One great thing about this app is that it displays maps with directions to sites in your Genealogy gedcom file. I've tested it both with US and UK data; and it pulls up correct maps equally well in either country. Sources are included in the app also; which is handy when you're at a repository, and the capability is there to drill down to additional detail regarding the Source. You can also list the people who are covered by each source. All in all, I'm thrilled with the app, as I can finally have my genealogy data available on my Windows phone.
  • by J. David 7/3/2013
    Very glad to have a WP8 app for my family tree. Thank you very much. It does take about 30 min to "install" my file of 10,600 people.
  • by Dan 12/1/2012
    Awesome! I have a database of over 1900 families, all descendants of my fourth great-grandfather. Now I can take this information with me everywhere. Awesome app.
  • by Claiming 11/11/2012
    Overall, my experience with this app has been a very good one and I feel positive that my use of it will only get better as new and improved versions of this app are released. But what I've enjoyed most has been the excellent product support I've received from its developer whenever there were problems with this app. So THANK YOU Papillon Productions for making Genealogy-on-the-GO possible for Windows Phone users!