Relative History

Relative History
13 reviews
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Papillon Productions

Download size

4 MB

Last updated



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)
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Relative History imports your genealogy information onto your phone by using the industry-standard data interchange format. Once downloaded, you can easily browse and search it. An ideal way for making your research information portable.

* Download GEDCOM files from OneDrive and explore the connections between individuals, families and events. 
* Easily see which sources have been referenced in your research.
* Map addresses from events.
* Link to images such as scanned certificates or photographs of individuals.

Please note that this release does not support editing of the data.

v1.4.8: Replaced SkyDrive references with OneDrive; improved handling of problematic GEDCOM files.

v1.4.7: Bug fixes related to GEDCOM file handling and error reporting.

v1.4.6: Bug fix.

v1.4.5: Bug fix related to GEDCOM auto-updating setting.

v1.4.4: Improvement to handling of UTF-8/UTF-16 files.
Improvement to handling of GEDCOM files with blank lines in.
Improvement to alphabetical grouping of names.
Bug fix related to deleting pinned databases.

v1.4.3: Bug fix to life range date information and minor GEDCOM import issues.
Please note: previously downloaded GEDCOM files may need to be deleted from the app and re-downloaded in order to benefit from improvements.

v1.4.2: Bug fix in SkyDrive handling.

v1.4.1: Improvements to GEDCOM parser to make it more resilient with non-compliant files.
Bug fixes.

v1.4: Supports different text encodings: ANSEL, ASCII, Latin-1, UTF-8 and Unicode.
Copes with files missing the TRLR tag at the end.
Bug fixes.

v1.3: Bug fixes.

v1.2: GEDCOM improvements: support for more tags, better support for non-compliant files, automatic check for updated files and improvements to handling of OBJE (media) records.
Event display now advises if the address doesn't translate to map coordinates.
Bug fixes.

v1.1: Improved GEDCOM parser to make it more resilient with non-compliant files.
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  • 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!
  • by Grover 10/15/2012
    It is limited but it is the first. Thanks to Papillion Products for the effort.
  • by wp7246 9/27/2012
    Awful complete failure