FamilySearch Tree

4.7
Category Books & Reference
Developer FamilySearch International
Platform Android
Google ID org.familysearch.mobile
Reviews (209)
Zach Bundy
Jun 6, 2022
It's great learning more about my family. Knowing you genealogy helps me understand more about myself.
Parker Wright
Jun 5, 2022
There is a definitive amount of good history but then I feel some people out they're own opinions into the some of the family lineage as a joke...
Glenda Miles
Jun 1, 2022
It was good, until others started changing information I had documented . Don't trust all information you see, document it your self.
Camila C
Jun 1, 2022
Nice tree viewer with the amazing collection of baptism records from family search, very accessible.
Clara Scharf
May 29, 2022
Unfortunately, the loading screens make this app more of a hassle to use on mobile. The messages can hold the loading circle for longer than I care to wait for, so messages go unanswered until I can get to my desktop. I would give this a higher rating if they could fix the loading errors.
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Fay Hall
May 28, 2022
Update: changing rating to 1 star due to no meaningful response and problem persists. When I attach a record that has multiple individuals (e.g. marriage record with spouses and parents), the app autofills potential candidates to attach. If the app autofill is wrong (e.g. grandson instead of grandfather), I replace that person. But then, when I go back to the main screen, both persons have been attached and relationships created. We end up with grandsons married to their grandmothers etc.
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Colleen Marie Brooks
May 21, 2022
This is the most awesome family search I've ever used. You can follow your ancestors as far back as they started keeping records. I went all the way back to around 1089 or so. Way more ancestral roots than I imagined. Fabulous! Even text with My Great Grand Father's, baby sisters grand daughter!! Too way cool! Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to honor the footsteps of their ancestors!
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Elizabeth Mack
May 14, 2022
Finding my family is amazing I would really like to refer people to this sight. I just updated my app and it keeps telling me to update it . So had to Uninstall to re install.
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ReNae Saxton
May 14, 2022
This app informs me when ordinances are completed. I appreciate knowing especially since my poor health keeps me from doing this work myself.
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Chandra Alley
May 13, 2022
Thanks! I love this FREE geneology tool. It's been great learning about my ancestors. I especially love the Activities, like seeing what famous people your related to. I had no idea I was related to 28 Presidents!!! Keep up the great work.
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Bear Island
May 13, 2022
Im loving this somewhat confusing but im really enjoying this its super exciting. Still looking for the native american relatives.
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Martha Williams
May 13, 2022
Fine app, enjoying having it especially when with other family members, where I can share information with them.
B Murgatroyd
May 10, 2022
There are some things I love about the app but other things that I end up having to go to the website. They work fine together, though.
kylejr hoines
May 9, 2022
Greqt app. Is very addicting. Would give it 5 stars, but I wish it let you make more than one family tree.
Pam gurule
May 9, 2022
I have found so much info,i never knew it would just cone to me so fast. Thanks to all for your work.
Jason McCammon
May 8, 2022
Search algorithm is way off. Seems to only show results from last name and what state they're born in. No matter what other info is added it still shows the same results.
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Michelle Palmateer
May 6, 2022
Excellent app. My family tree goes back to the 11th century. Never knew much beyond my great great grandparents before using this app.
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Jim Barton
Apr 29, 2022
Wow this has dropped in usefulness. Search doesn't allow filters, doesn't even find records that are in the county put in the search fields. It is prettier to look at until you try to do something with it.
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David Wayne Johnson
Apr 29, 2022
I love the app it's helped me find a lot of my ancestors but the thing is you can't trust a lot of the information, anyone can and they do change a lot of the sacred records to fit their own need and make a whole entire other record, it's not safeguarded against this kind of abuse.
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joe morris
Apr 29, 2022
This app does not have a location to log in using your church acct. So it won't let me log in. It's for g me to create a new account and double up on my work. Please fix
Eli McLovin
Apr 26, 2022
I love it! It's so easy to add my family genealogy using this app. I can also teach my relatives how to use this. I can't wait for the next updates! Thank you so much!😁
whitedevilmom
Apr 26, 2022
Being LDS my self, I have found some wrong information and some great, I wish someone could answer a question, that I even called the Salt Lake Temple and no help, I'm just wanting my MRN.
Candy Apple
Apr 25, 2022
Crashes and freezes, which makes me lose my place. Sometimes won't load information or pictures I submitted. The bugs need to be worked out. Overall is a nice app. I like it for the most part.
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Tarryn Parker
Apr 25, 2022
Please fix the app. I can sign in but my tree is gone, says I don't have any tasks, and says action canceled when I try to do anything. Very frustrating as a daily user who hasn't been able to use the app for over a week now.
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Y F
Apr 24, 2022
neither we or them can be saved without each other's help. what a wonderful app to help tie family together
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Melissa Foster
Apr 22, 2022
Amazing! It's so great and such a blessing to see my roots and get to know my family. It helps me to know that they went through so many hard things and that I can make it too.
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Deede Gram
Apr 19, 2022
Great way to discover your family history and keep track of it in a neat concise way. Great tutorials for getting the most out of your membership and the app are available. I love how (with your permission) this app introduces you to relatives that might have old pictures, stories, and clues to the lives of your mutual ancestors - or you can work away by yourself and fill out your family tree through document research & administration tools.
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Jethro Bala
Apr 18, 2022
Helped me find names to bring to the temple. Also, it's nice to have this on my phone and feel a connection with my ancestors.
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roz williams-harney
Apr 13, 2022
I've been using this app for about 3 months, still working through and learning, but to date I quite like it!! I have connected through this app with a fifth cousin and we are filling in the blanks with each other!! So excited, I shared this with a first cousin and we discovered that the fifth cousin and the first cousin actually are already connected through their grandfather and father, but never knowing that they were related!! Just trying to figure out how to use on my laptop.
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Michael
Apr 11, 2022
An excellent resource with extensive research capabilities and volunteers who assist with adding record information.
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Linda Lang
Apr 7, 2022
This is the best #1 family history app ever I recommend this to anyone who really wants to look up their family to download this you'll love it
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rlp plr
Apr 6, 2022
So far today, there have been no crashes; Tasks are in regard to relevant individuals. Haven't used much today, but has been operating far better than before.
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L
Apr 4, 2022
I am frustrated w the program. At its inception, one could set up their records as they held them to be true and if someone else had alternate information, they could offer it for what it was, ALTERNATE/OTHER information. Programing was changed and now anyone may go onto any record changing and manipulating any data they wish. I now submit only minimun needed for certain ordinances. Sacred and precious info is not protected or respected.
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laura farnsworth
Apr 1, 2022
Finding a hell of alot thanks to this app. Pretty easy to use abd figure out and Im critical as hell. Id like to thank them actually. My family has alot of secrets
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MHR Bernards
Mar 31, 2022
This app annoys the hell out of me: it crash, it freeze, it become stuck in endless loading loop. This app will turn adding people to a tree into a draconian torture... and no one ever solves the issues!
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Kaycee T McCormick
Mar 30, 2022
It was okay, not exactly the most user friendly interface I've used but easy enough. Doesn't seem as though you can find or do much without having done your own research outside the app too, and if you misunderstand or mess up the mapping you need to open it in the browser to have any hope of fixing it. For family mapping it was decent though and when you're considering it's free it's great
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Constanza Torres
Mar 24, 2022
I love it. Is helpful to see the maps to understand where to look for them. Unfortunately, I don' live in Colombia but I can see in maps actual photos of the place and cherish the feelings I have for them. I can share this with my mother who is still alive so I can have a better picture of them.
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Sharlyn L. Harrop
Mar 23, 2022
I LOVE being able to come to this app!! Its My go too. It has been a big help. And I've been able to add afew updated when people have passed away, such as my father.
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Jamie
Mar 21, 2022
Confusing. I expect a learning curve but this was not user friendly. I've been working on my family tree for 15 years so I'm not a novice. The "records" are odd & not described. My father was listed as me etc. I Uninstalled.
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Dana Corpening
Mar 17, 2022
My mother had been dead for 6 years and it's impossible to find anything to link her in my family tree. Update the database! Also could be more user-friendly!
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Bena Bang
Mar 13, 2022
Great app, helps you find your Ancestors history, and even helps you get connected to family members. Only thing needed is to be able to send this app to family members who are interested.
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Tamara Mendonca
Mar 4, 2022
Search filters are terrible. Sign in is a dead end cycle of reentering my info only to be sent back to the same page. I've tried resetting everything. No difference.
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Morena PK
Feb 18, 2022
Its a bite confusing. I built my family tree, 1 year later my brother did the same and we couldn't find each other and everything was public, search for him and nothing. The system need a lot of improvement, should show me a notification if someone has the same person on is family tree or let me know if someone put my name and data in another tree.
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n4mwd
Feb 15, 2022
Very poor experience compared to just going to the website. It locks you into a page with no escape.
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Eric Steele
Feb 6, 2022
My personal experience was quite well. I put it to the test and it delivered phenomenally. For example, I looked up two predominant ancestors and it took off from there.
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Wendi Allen
Feb 3, 2022
I love this app. I have found out alot about mine and my husband's family tree. And for it to be free is amazing. Just remember if you tap to search, stay with family tree, you can see for free. The compare and tips are easy to add. Give it a try, find your ancestry, you will love it also!
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Charles Tedder
Feb 1, 2022
I have used Family Search for several years now. No problems been nice to be able to find my Relatives. Great app.
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Robin White
Jan 31, 2022
Overall, I have found this app much easier to navigate over going straight to family search. The setup makes it easier to correct information and to compare information. The way the record search changed on the last update made searching more difficult due to the way it is on screen. It is crowded together in a way that I have trouble. Sorry for vague explanation
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Dan Davis
Jan 30, 2022
This is a good substitute when I can't get to my desktop app. There's some features that are great with this such as Relatives Around Me.
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Shane Walburn
Jan 26, 2022
It's a decent app. It could be better if there was a place for adoptions, step-children, multiple marriages and as others have mentioned, extended family.
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Josef Petr
Jan 18, 2022
Great app, but should certainly do something against "harvestors" and "destroyers". There is a button 'Report abuse', but never get any reaction for it. For those who keep destroying your findings, there should be some option to freeze their account.
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C Smith
Jan 17, 2022
Until the latest update I liked this app well enough. Unfortunately, the latest changes have made the "search historical records" function practically useless. The advanced options take up too much of the screen and you can't move it out of the way, the collection filters are almost impossible to see, and it lags or is completely unresponsive. And there's a random horizontal line through the screen that won't go away. Their updates can be a little hit or miss, but this one is definitely a miss.
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Pam Watkins
Jan 7, 2022
I was truly amazed how accurate and how far back this app can take you. Hold onto your hats and enjoy the ride !
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Jacque Gurney
Jan 7, 2022
It is so great to be able to work from the app in my phone, added to using my computer as I research! Thank you!
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D C
Jan 5, 2022
Pretty Awesome I found 7 Generations! Didn't think I'd find much since I'm native American & most of our history has been passed down thru word of mouth but I was able to find census records from the 1800s with family names on it
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Gale Meade
Jan 5, 2022
Much to do about nothing.people gripe about " wrong" person but not discuss it with one. Or they delete what one has with his line. Quible about not knowing one's maiden name.Then blast one's tree off one's phone and laptop. They don't play by their guidlines. Hypocrites. I can carve a better human from a banana. As David Crockett once said.
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Sandra Dennison
Jan 4, 2022
Biggest issue is that others can alter information you add, even if you show documentation. They can alter all of your hard work, making it hard to want to put in the time and effort.
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Milton LePaul Havis, I
Jan 2, 2022
Wonderful search tool for researching family trees!!! The best thing is unlike Ancestry, every thing is free!!!!
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Gloria Warnick
Jan 2, 2022
I kept the photo's, the records, and stories of my ancestors all in one place while getting to access other sites!
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pamela Young
Dec 30, 2021
Best app ever so helpful and u don't Pau a thing..best thing I've ever found easy to app it's amazing. Found pix, stories,documents relatives.its wonderful.
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stephanie mccarty
Dec 28, 2021
Very easy to use, except when you push on wrong person have to wait to get it fixed. Awesome family knowledge!
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Kushal singhal
Dec 26, 2021
Great app. For some reason, when I added my sibling's details, the name doesn't appear on the tree (but it is present on the details section). Some help?
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H- Y-L
Dec 19, 2021
The search filters are terrible. For example, I set a name search for a country -eg: Ontario, Canada- and the results are all locations in the USA (Ontario, California). Family Search is reinforcing the Canadian stereotype about Americans: they are myopic, know no nothing about other countries, not even their largest neighbour -Canada. With Family Search, this seems to include how to code software for geography and national boundaries.
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Crystal Rogers
Dec 18, 2021
I have a very hard time with changing relationships with the website and the ap won't allow me to switch from web to ap without resetting. Driving me crazy. Theoretically, you can customize. I can't get that far. Theoretically the catalog is extensive, but I have also had trouble accessing.
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Chey Dowdy
Dec 12, 2021
Being some what still newish to this app, I do wish it had more descriptive navigation links. Labeling the button links would help me and probably lots of other users too.
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Sophia Theis
Dec 9, 2021
I wish it had an option on the app to show an extended family tree, including cousins and such; I use the app to show older family members the tree I've built. Another user mentioned that the find a cousin feature should be able to be turned on when you're not actively in the menu. It does feel that the app has to be closed after a certain time period in order to fix/prevent glitching, crashing, and freezing.
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Reeva Artist
Nov 30, 2021
Very easy to use, add details and information, photographs. No adverts, very few notifications so that you're not being spammed. Amazing considering that is always free. Great for collaboration. Its good to have a separate, private tree in addition to this shared tree, but because it is shared there are others adding information.
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Jennette Hunt
Nov 30, 2021
I prefer using the app to the website. Works great. Update: 3 years later and I still love this app. It has it's glitches from time to time, but they get fixed with frequent updates.
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MARIANNE ROBERTS
Nov 21, 2021
The place to use for family history. Always improving. Easy to use. Information private for the living. Can upload photos, docs, voice, etc. easily. Can communicate with other contributors. Free.
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Shania Violette
Nov 12, 2021
Loved the website, app is literally trash. Nothing uploads. If it does its the wrong photo, and you can't can't change it after it's uploaded because it constantly says it's still in the process. Terrible.
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Lauren M
Oct 28, 2021
Whatever the newest upgrade was, it seems to cause a repetitive issue: "A source can't be synced with Family Search due to an unknown issue, please try again." It seems to occur any time I attempt to add a date to a source without a date, or any time I attempt to add a source with a date manually (such as adding a source from an external website).
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Rodyna Zabbit
Oct 8, 2021
App keeps crashing ever since the last updates... Also still wish the print function would connect to ANY printer. New format is Terrible! ie: if you find a record, for new person to your tree, Rarely will it allow you to add new person, so as to save new document, etc. & new format text is too large, with No option to view smaller. App is now very aggravating to use, on any size screen.
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Darrell Shaffer
Oct 5, 2021
keeps login me out. freezes and won't load information as of 6/24/19 Now having problems with app seeming to be dragging. Also not recognizing duplicates as it should. 2/21/2020 Really having issues with how slow this app runs. As of 7/30/2021 won't load pages. Please do something with the speed and accessibility. 10/5/2021 Don't understand why it takes so long to load information that has already been loaded into my own tree. There has got be something that can be done about the speed.
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Dezirae Middleton
Sep 29, 2021
It's ok but could be better It's hard to add step siblings and not make it connect to both parents automatically. Needs an option to just add a child for one parent and not the other
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Anderson Barbosa
Sep 28, 2021
Most sluggish app I've seen. Does the job if I want to look up a relative's data--after 10 minutes of wheel-spinning nothingness, IF it decides to work.
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Annette from Ca
Sep 28, 2021
New updates SUCK!! The search is lousy, you flip to dark screen themes to help with glare, with older search area, its like a combo of index card look with options of additional links off ONLY if you open a source and if it belongs to the person you are searching for.... then sttach those additional items... THEY ARE NOT OFFERED NOW.. So YOU GET 1/100 THE SEARCH.... LOUSY UPDATE!!
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Angelia
Sep 24, 2021
Because of this app I've discovered my 3rd great grandfather was Joseph Gettys! His daughter Amanda Gettys is my 2nd great grandmother. My family isn't really much into keeping records of anything. This has been a wonderful and up lifting experience for me! I've been learning so much about my family history! I can't thank you enough for making this app available! 😊This has definitely changed my life more than you can imagine ❤
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Deanna Webster
Sep 11, 2021
Changes have made my research harder. The feature I've used the most was find a person. If there is someone I know is in my tree and I don't want to spend ages trying to get to their profile, I use that. Even if I have the name entered exactly like it is in records, it usually isn't the first one to show up. I was able to scroll through and find them though. Now it only shows the "Top 4" and I haven't been able to get to the rest. When it's fixed, I'll give more stars.
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Tony Heath
Sep 8, 2021
This looked brilliant at the beginning, and if you have a tree with not too much going on sideways then it's probably fine. But once you start adding sideways groups it becomes very difficult because rather than trying to display everything it just gives up and collapses all but one descendancy line. If you expand another line it just closes the one you were looking at. Infuriating, I gave up in the end and created a spreadsheet from scratch which is miles better.
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Flying Lady
Aug 18, 2021
Is this app a fake or what!! I spend couple hours entering people into my family tree. Leave and comeback A day later enter name and password it says they don't match, you send a code it lets me reset password. Then next time these don't match. It completely starts me over on new tree each time now I think I have 4 different ones. Have not been able to get back in any of them since update .please help very frustrating. Thank you Ps if you need a list of these accounts reply here
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TracyAnnMcCurry #TcMacDesigns
Jul 25, 2021
Love it for many reasons. Yes, there's complaints about incorrect information on trees, however I go through every source, cross reference and rarely add information. Mostly I use it for research and finding living cousins to connect with in my Cousin Crew Facebook group! There we all work on our indiv. trees + we're trying to clean up incorrect info that's been added! TY, LOVE the relationship feature, calendar & memories! Love your apps! I love how my ancestors influence my art!#TcMacDesigns
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Marcia Henne
Jul 18, 2021
I love this app but lately it's not loading or working properly. I've reinstalled and cleared the cache etc. It always worked great and it's unfortunate because I'm trying to find burial locations for my local ancestors presently and I can't. Also I can't edit my grandmother's information to report her death that was 8 months ago so it says she is still living. Page just spins when I attempt to add the information. Quite frustrating.
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P.D. Kelchner
Jun 15, 2021
QUESTION: WHY ONLY ALLOW 15 GENERATIONS TO SHOW CONNECTION? YOU SHOULD SHOW AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE. Really love this app, BUT, every time I install an update, my ancesters/relatives either change how they are related to me or are nolonger shown as being related. I constantly write down all the relationship codes and even change them at times but it gets old after a while. PLEASE FIX OR MAKE IT MORE STABLE.
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Monica P
Jun 4, 2021
Extremely buggy. Sources that are attached do not show up in the app. Won't allow sources to be attached in app. Unable to copy and paste source citation from app. Makes working with records extremely difficult.
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Steffie Hilgers
Jun 1, 2021
Steer well clear of Family Search. It's OK until you want to delete anything then it is nigh on impossible. Only way I have found to deal with it is to amend your entry to remove anything you don't want. Hated it and tried to delete tree ... again, not possible. Just make sure you don't add any personal info, it must be a scammers dream. Deleted my account but still couldn't delete my tree but fortunately I hadn't entered very much that mattered. Given one star purely because I couldn't give les
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Rakshna Ananda Raju Muthyam
May 31, 2021
I like using this app but I saw that we cannot add a person who is living due to privacy policy. I think it would be great if we can add a living person to our profile. For privacy reason you can notify to the living person saying hey a person wants to add you as his brother or mother, do you agree for the relationship. When the person confirms the request, the record can be added which would decrease so much confusion and work. I thought more about it over and over again and think it can work.
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Ken Dee
May 29, 2021
It has amazing features and better means of correcting errors. Very easy to use. The Sources feature auto searches for you. Tasks connects sources. Upload photos and documents, and Memories, which can just be notes on a person. Warning! It is very easy to connect people to a tree via Tasks or Get Started. Users should ensure they have checked 100% before connecting a person to their tree. Users will sometimes give details of why not to merge or attach. If there is any doubt, don't!
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d B
May 12, 2021
the best genealogy app. free, as your family history should not be stolen and monetized. still a competitive and growing records collection. the society behind it has been around a LONG time and ethically guided. main challenge is fixing tag errors in the records collection, and that the connections between people are user generated without a confidence score or something. takes a while to realize you're found a mistake,
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WaffleKun
May 9, 2021
It has almost everything I would like, but the regions and the languages are extremely limited. There is not a Greek language option when transcribing and there is also not even "Greece" as a location when searching ancestors (!!).
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DNJ Dollahite
May 8, 2021
Amazing product for the vast majority. I have a gripee: It signs me out every time, and even though I ALWAYS click the button to stay signed in for 2 weeks, it NEVER DOES. Not if I lat signed out yesterday, not if I signed out 30 deconds ago. Suggestion: add a question box like my bank account has: "Are you SURE you want to sign out?" That would fix it.
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Michael Stevens
May 7, 2021
Family search is by far the best free family tree app/website. It has the most comprehensive records search options and tools, and strongly encourages you to attach verified sources to your family tree. The best part is that there is no premium option so you never have to worry about being restricted or being asked to upgrade
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Mandy Taylor
May 3, 2021
Now not working properly now, search screen goes to oops page error, look at a record then have to restart search to find next record, back button goes to oops error!!!!! Please fix or roll back to previous version, that worked so much better!!!!
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Bill Hewitt
Apr 20, 2021
This app is glitchy in places. It kept not showing family members on the tree view. It has excellent search features and is pretty intuitive. It will even search paid geniology sites, including Ancestry and Find A Grave. There is good documentation if you need s little more help.
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S R
Apr 16, 2021
With this app. You will see that many of us are related and connected. We should not hate. Everyone needs this app. I can see if I am related to you by looking up your last deceased relative, bc the living people show up private. Click three vertical dots on the right of screen. Click "view relation to me" and it will show you the entire family tree on how you are related to that person. You're welcome 😊 🙏
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Audrey Hosegood
Apr 14, 2021
I REALLY like how I can refine my search parameters and that there is data that I can't find on my regular family tree apps ... so, i learn stuff here that I move into my "real" (and only) tree in another app... DOWNFALL. I keep accidentally going back OUT of my search and having to start over. VERY frustrating. Have found some really important records using this app!! I have not made a tree in this app at all. I just use the search engine.
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Shenanigoats Landscaping
Apr 8, 2021
Algorithmic matching is an awesome concept; without rules and exceptions it's a total nightmare!!! Marriage certificates are a major problem. I'd suggest duplicate people that are correct are a far better issue than suggestions made by the system that are totally wrong. Causing confusing time sinks for those of us on the other end. Please write some exceptions and rules for the machine!!! Most common mistakes are made within the second grouping of marriage record. Mother in law (fail)
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Lisa Andrews
Apr 8, 2021
Don't waste your time with this app. Its not only confusing to use but i had to keep signing in after every little search. Then it wont let me sign back in. It is one big joke and i spent way to much time on something that is clearly broken!
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Deborah Hunter
Mar 4, 2021
App does not work. I have tried several times and it just sits and spins. Went to solution link and clicked on link,to only find the app is not there. I will continue to use the actual website.
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L How
Mar 2, 2021
Update: problem fixed. Responsive developers. App is awesome! Previous post: Relatives around me feature had been commandeered by RootsTech stuff. So I join, but still can't check out relatives around me with a bunch of my friends to see how we're related.
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R Needham
Feb 19, 2021
I had the original family search app. The tree where you could view ancesters. It brought me so much joy. Got a new phone and it was gone. So depressing.I think i am going to leave family search. Thank You so much for a few good years.
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Christian Loper
Feb 14, 2021
Very useful, and even though there are occasional glitches they keep it well updated. Definitely the best family history app out there.
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Byron Gourley
Feb 10, 2021
Removed the app from my phone until I get information they have fixed the relative around me feature and disconnected it from Root Tech. This feature worked fine before and would find 9th, 10th cousins. (My wife is my 9th cousin once removed). New edit, they fixed it !! Thanks so much, it works fine again.
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Mariana Stewart
Feb 2, 2021
Easier and more intuitive that the computer website. I've loved having it on my phone. It does get bogged down sometimes.
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Sherene Hansen Player
Feb 2, 2021
This app is the best! If you are even slightly interested in family history or genealogy, you must get this app! It is easy to use and very handy. One fun feature is the "Relatives Around Me." I like trying it at parties with other people who have the app to see who I'm related to.
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Gee Wunder
Feb 1, 2021
Same problem as everybody else, the Rootstech update broke the 'Find Relatives Around Me' function. Joined, opted out, uninstalled, cleared cache, all of it. Doesn't work anymore. Why on Earth would you map this function over an existing tool, instead of making it a new one???
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Saskia Viehweger
Jan 30, 2021
The "relatives around me" function doesn't work. When I click on it, it brings me to the roots tech sign up page. I can't scan for relatives if I opt out or sign up for roots tech :-( it is the only reason I use the app so I hope they can fix this bug!
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Kellie
Jan 25, 2021
after the new update relatives around me doesn't work. the app keeps bringing me to a screen to sign up for roots tech and I can't use the relatives around me feature even if I sign up or click the do not show option.
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RUIZ UHIA
Jan 10, 2021
It's an incredible tool for finding and creating your family tree, plus it's completely free. The problem is that anyone can change the data on your family tree. I find myself spending hours fixing wrong data entered by others into my tree. An option to lock the data would be helpful.
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Ryan Jackman
Jan 10, 2021
I love this app. It's amazing how much you can find about your history. I've traced my ancestry all the way back to BC. Confirmed the "stories" that a great, great, many more great grandmother was a Swedish Princess, and more. Learning about their lives is also amazing!
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Elgoog Skcus
Jan 8, 2021
Very useful app when used in conjunction with the desktop site. The only caveat being, don't put too much trust in work done by others. The app will auto-fill parts of your tree based on what other people have done. Apparently I'm descended from the Roman God Jupiter, however I have my doubts about that.
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John
Jan 4, 2021
Discovering your roots can be incredibly fun and full of surprises. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because once you get past a certain point in time, results start to become nonsensical and it makes me wonder how exactly the entries are being trusted and verified. I was able to trace my own ancestry back to Jesus Christ and Odin, as well as to various other mythological figures so clearly somewhere there is a breakdown in reality that should probably be addressed somehow.
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David C Walker
Dec 20, 2020
I began using this tool in mid December, 2020. I was very pleased to see my family tree start populating previously submitted, vetted and verified information. Some of the navigation gets a little clumsy. Still, 5 stars. Great app!
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Geoff Tolman
Nov 22, 2020
Like the functionality, would like to be able to search backwards and then print and or retain the path I took to get there so I could share... that would be great!
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Jeff Spector
Nov 10, 2020
With the update I received last night 9 Nov., the app stops and gives me an error when I am not actively using it. There appears to be a problem with the background functionality.
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Christie Streeper
Oct 26, 2020
My purpose for using this app is to photograph letters, documents and photos and upload them to a person's Memories. So far, I have uploaded over 400 images to about 50 different ancestors. I do 99% of it from the comfort of my bed at night after my kids are asleep. I have no other app to compare it to, but, I think this app is amazingly easy to use and perfect for what I need it for.
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Mike King
Oct 5, 2020
I used to really like the app, but in improving it they made it rather difficult to access your spouses line. This is a feature that we used as a family quite a bit. We used it to talk to our kids about their ancestors, and my wife did genealogy work on my side constantly since my family needs a lot more work than hers.
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Jenny P
Oct 4, 2020
Used to use this app all the time but dev keeps tinkering and "updates" usually result in broken things. Frustrating. Updated today and now the entire app freezes or completely crashes seconds after opening. Unacceptable.
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Rose Whipple
Sep 26, 2020
It's great to learn more about your family! I've discovered things I had never heard about before through locating records of my ancestors! And the app is constantly updating to be more user friendly. In short, excellent!
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Deana Dhooghe
Sep 21, 2020
I Like The App, But There Is Problems, 1 Is That You Can't Change/Delete The Person Without A ANNOYING THING POPPING UP ON THE SCREEN TELLING YOU THAT YOU CANT!!! 2. Is That You Can't Put A Picture From You Gallery Onto The Backround, Or At Least Put Your Favorite Color For The Backround. Please, Can You Fix The Problems, Please, Please, Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssseeeee!😣😣😣😣😣
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Olivia Franklin
Sep 5, 2020
I never have any success trying to use this app. I log in and it just spins into infinity and never opens and this happens 99% of the time. I retrieve my account, reset my password, tie it to user name, save it and log in checking the Box that says keep me signed for 2 weeks. When I leave and come back does it have me signed in, nope. . So the process starts all over again of trying to sign in, it spins into infinity and never opens, etc. On Temple/Family Search committee and can't use app!
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Michael Beam
Aug 14, 2020
My tree keeps getting tampered with. My royal bloodlines and non royal bloodlines keep getting changed. Someone either changes parents or the chilren and it is pissing me off cause every time i go to fix it gets changed again by someone else. I'm not the only one who has experienced this either there. There are too many trolls on Family Search.
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Angel Shelburne
Aug 2, 2020
Thank you for connecting our family together. My mama had help with a family history consultant on her desktop account, uploading memories, photographs, vital data from her family history... And all of our family can enjoy staying connected in a very special way. The continuous improvements and ease of use make this app one of my top essential apps on my mobile device!!!
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Brittany Hitchcock
Aug 2, 2020
I love being able to look up information about my relatives on my phone. Sharing memories or looking up dates away from my computer has changed family history for me. I feel closer to my family members that have gone before me. I love that feeling!
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Hinckley Fusselman
Aug 1, 2020
This is The App for doing family history on your phone. I have had a few glitches (before I updated), but not anything serious enough to keep me from continuing to find my ancestors' records and reserve their ordinances.
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Holly H
Jul 31, 2020
I love doing family history on the app! I can do it anywhere and stop wasting time on social media. While maybe not perfect, there are many tasks that can be done on this app that make it easier to find and take names to the temple.
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wuzit2u
Jul 29, 2020
I sincerely wish that FamilySearch would update the app to include the ENTIRE Details section for Memories as it is on the website itself. Right now the app only provides the date and location information under Event Details in the dropdown menu, but absolutely no photo or document descriptions whatsoever. I've always preferred to put my captions in Descriptions via the website itself, and I find it incredibly frustrating that those detailed descriptions are completely absent from the app. I sometimes end up getting app users commenting with a description that's actually IN the caption I wrote, they just can't see it because Descriptions don't exist on the app. While I'm aware I could put captions in the comments (and I have done so at times), that solution can often be less than ideal, as any captions posted to the comments can be easily buried by subsequent replies. Comments on the app don't even default to the first comment in the thread, but the last reply, so you have to scroll up through the chain to see whatever caption was originally provided. Same with the website, earlier comments are hidden behind a cut. As for captioning via the title, sometimes photos require much longer descriptions than could possibly fit. I would really love to see descriptions included in the app, or better yet, a dedicated caption box beneath the photo that's actually visible in both the app and on the web.
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Andrew Raynier
Jul 29, 2020
The best free family tree app that I've found, with great resources and a very valuable and accurate auto-search for additional sources on the family info you've already entered. Also love being able to add personal sources, photos, family tree books, and what not to my tree and the public database.
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Kenneth Kraft
Jul 25, 2020
I use it most of the time on my android phone. It would be nice if one could view the "timeline" more easily, and also view the previous changes and recently visited.
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Peter Hoffman
Jul 20, 2020
Definitely a learning curve when developing the family tree, though once you stick with it and are very detail, the reward will be great. The layout and the features are actually very clean, friendlier than other sites. I happen to go big, so my wife's tree is way over the top compared to many other trees. It took me a lot of trial and error to really get the hang of the app, but it really is well thought out.
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K.
Jul 17, 2020
Would be great if the tree I worked for 4 days on didn't randomly delete everyone but me and my mom from it just for switching wifi connections. 5 star app busted down to 1 star for me. All that work for nothing, now I understand why people pay money for this sort of thing- so they don't have to start ALL OVER AGAIN AT SQUARE ONE because of wifi connectivity.
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Odetta WB
Jul 15, 2020
Been busy inputting information and it's been awesome. It seems pretty user-friendly. Tiny wish: would really like to do an inverted tree with ancestor and his descendent ( 7 generations), it would be lovely if you added the option :)
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Trina J
Jun 20, 2020
I love this app. It's a great way to learn about relatives that have passed and my roots of where I came from. BUT, like another rater on here, this week I opened the app to find that I had all 45 of my Tasks magically disappear. It was sort of disheartening. Now I have to go scouring through the tree branches to find birth dates that need standardizing, who is missing parents, etc. Please fix this bug.
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Katrina Lattimore
Jun 10, 2020
Absolutely loved this app, until this morning. My suggestion is take notes on your work. There are "tasks" for each member of your family tree. Woke up this morning and ALL of my tasks are gone. Literally hundreds of tasks just disappeared over night. Otherwise, i highly suggest this app.
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Ben F
Jun 6, 2020
Good app other than the fact that the "search for a person" function is really ineffective. I couldn't find anyone I was looking for so I typed in my mom's information just to test it and it didn't find her even with all her 100% accurate information
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Danielle Goudreau
May 22, 2020
I really like this app a lot! The only downfall is it wont sync up with the website. It takes weeks to finally update the app with the new stuff I entered online.
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Lori Bean
May 8, 2020
I have an account online and decided to download the app for my phone but when I went to sign in the app kept popping up a message saying that incorrect password or username. So I requested to forget your username and I received a email to change my password so I did. I went back to the app and signed in and the same thing happened. So I uninstalled it. I have been using the same information online for years and no problem.
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Stephanie Reiff
May 7, 2020
LOVE IT. It gives you all kinds of info on every person. It's so detailed, and I can see my ancestors all the way back to like 1147bc, their jobs/position... Everything you've ever wanted to know about your family, it's all right there.
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Anonymous User
Apr 26, 2020
Love this app. Didn't lower stars for the one issue ref others changing tree because have learned from that EVEN though it would really help if proven info we have entered could be locked on OUR version.
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Anonymous User
Apr 20, 2020
Every time there is an update with this app, it messes up! I can't get the app to stay open. Please, quit trying to improve what doesn't need to be improved on! My favorite go-to app and I can't use it right now. Please, fix!!!
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Anonymous User
Mar 26, 2020
Different than the computer format, but once you get used to that, you can do everything here for searching and attaching records that you can on a computer. It's great for doing it on a roadtrip or while you just have a few minutes. I haven't tried indexing on the app, so I can't comment there.
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Anonymous User
Mar 26, 2020
I really want to give this 5 starts and the problem is that everytime they do an update something else goes wrong. Then the next update fixes that problem and creates a new one. I think they need to have a beta test app before they push out changes. Especially since it takes a long time to hear back from tech support
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Anonymous User
Mar 16, 2020
I am so grateful for Familysearch! Honestly, I couldn't do half of this family research without it. I love the whole thing, the layout is super simple to follow yet is modern looking. The ease of information is really good, being able to change things when needed isn't a frustrating process anymore! Thank you for also not charging us money, it is a wonderful thing you do for people and we truly appreciate it.
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Anonymous User
Feb 5, 2020
Feb 2020 edit - put back up to 5 stars - all is resolved with the new attach/detach feature, all good again thanks 🤗...... January 2020 - the latest update has resulted in making the attach/detach sources feature unworkable on most attempts.... (snip).... My original review from a year or two ago... Excellent tool for family historians. Syncs with familysearch website account/family tree, and the matching app on other devices.
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Anonymous User
Feb 3, 2020
The app was great but once I downloaded it ads started popping up on my phone when I wasn't in the app. It was so bad that I deleted the app and they still were popping up. I had to call my phone company and we did a factory reset of my phone to get rid of them.
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Anonymous User
Feb 2, 2020
This app never let me sign into my account. Every time I entered my username and password I got a message saying username or password incorrect so I reset password at least twice & username twice. I could never get in even after uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Finally decided to uninstall
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Anonymous User
Jan 23, 2020
Exciting but frustrating, when working with potential matches there is no easy way to distinguish between your own edits/amendments and those of others. Perhaps one's "home" tree was a different colour from "matches" it would make it easier? At the moment I'm wondering if I should discontinue with it, which would be a shame as I think it has a lot to offer.
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Anonymous User
Jan 19, 2020
This is a great app I wish navigation was easier and that it was easier to delegate items in my temple list and specific ordinances to my family, ward and stake members without losing control of the record.
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Anonymous User
Jan 12, 2020
I enjoy this app. The activity portions are good. "Find a relative near me" could be enhanced, if you could save the info after you find a relative. If you want to go back and look it up or explore your connections, it is not there. Take a screen shot if you want to be able go back and review.
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Anonymous User
Jan 11, 2020
A fantastic app. When new information is discovered about a relative or a relative is discovered you are notified, allowing you to check it out. Absolutely fantastic!
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Anonymous User
Jan 6, 2020
This app is very helpful, but will only work on my phone, not on my Windows 10 which does handle apps. So I can't add my 30 years of gathered documents. And some parts work better than others. I'm currently having difficulties merging duplicates. Will keep trying.
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Anonymous User
Dec 31, 2019
Love the app but Since the update, the app makes me update from Google store every time i open it. I uninstalled and reinstalled, same problem. Bummed. Also i agree that the new update makes attaching sources super easy, but harder to attach accurately, and harder to fix mistakes
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Anonymous User
Dec 31, 2019
Much like a popular pay site and App, this one allows you to research and link records to your family tree. Unlike the other, this one is FREE without adds and catches. I've used the website for years and while the App took some getting used to, I eventually learned to love it. And it is portable so it goes where I go.
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Anonymous User
Dec 28, 2019
I agree with the others who do not like this new version of adding sources. I just found that a source I added to a person was not on my tree but was attached to a spouse on another tree. That person was a duplicate of someone who is on my tree. This is not a good upgrade. Also I keep getting a message that I am.not using the correct verson. I go to the play store and I have 2 choices, uninstall and open. There is no way to download new version. Yet I must have it cause I the whole proces
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Anonymous User
Dec 27, 2019
Very nice app for researching family history and creating a family tree, and it's totally FREE, unlike all the other apps available. This app has several features to help you create and compile family history, can download 6 generations, it also offers helpful information and resources to guide you through the research process, and anyone interested can help document records of various kinds that help identify and link relatives. I really appreciate the service is 10% free to use.
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Anonymous User
Dec 23, 2019
I don't like the new update that changes how you attach sources. It works fine if the system recognizes who is who, but it is much more difficult to attach to other relatives if they don't pop up. It was really helpful to see the various family relationships, dates, etc. on one screen.
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Anonymous User
Dec 23, 2019
Do not like newest release 3.3. I would give it 0 stars if I could. Attaching documents is a long drawn out process. I use to be able to do attach multiple individual to a single document at the same time, but now I have to do it one individual at a time which is extremely time consuming and tedious. I also suspect that is why people are beginning to do only 1 individual and level the other people mentioned on the document hanging. Is there any way I can get the previous version of the app?
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Anonymous User
Dec 22, 2019
This new update makes the app unusable. The update was supposed to make it easier to attach sources, but in my opinion, it became more difficult to ACCURATELY attach a source. While it may be easier to attach a source, it is much less reliable to be certain you're attaching the source to the correct person. It was already too easy for inexperienced users to attach sources to the incorrect person, and this new update makes it much harder for experienced users like me to correct those mistakes.
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Anonymous User
Dec 20, 2019
It's always been a great app. Not perfect, but great! This new update during the night is HORRIBLE AWFUL NONSENSE! Now, one must go through every single person separately in a source to attach that source...even if it's a census and you have the family members found already. The work has just slowed considerably. Whoever did this does NOT do family history or they would have understood the mess they made.
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Anonymous User
Dec 20, 2019
Latest release has ruined it! If you are on an old version DON'T UPGRADE! 3.3.0 is rubbish! I've spent the last year happily connecting records to hundreds of people and fixing errors others made. But this new version completely ruined the record comparison function. Seriously unusable now. I'm looking for a way to revert to an earlier version or I'll be deleting the app. Another feature that no one wanted or asked for ruins it for countless volunteers. Such a waste.
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Anonymous User
Dec 18, 2019
I run this app on a Pixelbook. It has not worked for months. When I open the app I am directed to an update for it which does not work. Last night I deleted the app and re-installed it from the Google store. It took a LONG time to load. When I was finally able to open it, the app ran better, but not well, for about an hour and then I closed it. Today when I opened it, it reverted to its former unusable state. I am forced to run the program from the website.
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Anonymous User
Dec 15, 2019
The app used to be a good source of information, but it no longer is. It will not allow me type anything or edit in anyway while searching for records. This is a critical issue, especially when researching females before and after marriage. I click help, contact customer support and then nothing. No pop up, no screen to email someone, no bug reporting option...just the help menu closing. Despite this, my previous work is still there and it does display my family tree, even if I cannot add to it.
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Anonymous User
Dec 14, 2019
I just really love the fact that it is free! Almost everything I find on here I have to pay for on the other app. Even things that I uploaded. Thank you for making it free. update: it seems recently that when I open the app, it says not the latest version, but when I go to the playstore to update, there is no update. Happens every time now. ***UPDATE*** Thank you so much for responding and explaining what had happened and the resolution for fixing it!!! Love, love, love the app.
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Anonymous User
Dec 14, 2019
Another user addressed this issue. I tried to check my messages for the validation code, but when I went back it had deleted all my info and then when I tried to create my account again, it said my information was already in use, but then when I tried to log in, it said my account hadn't been verified. This is a very flawed app. 😐
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Anonymous User
Dec 6, 2019
It wouldn't even let me log in. It emailed me the link to activate my account, but when I clicked on it it said that link has already been used. Then when I tried to login, it said my account hadn't been activated yet. Ok choose one! Did I already use the link, activating my account, or did I not activate my account? There is nowhere to request a new link so I guess that's it for me trying to use this app.
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Anonymous User
Nov 13, 2019
Hey, I've updated and it keeps telling me to update. And now I can't use the website on my phone at all, as it keeps opening the app, AND TELLING ME TO UPDATE. This is really frustrating. I've waited a week or so for this to sort itself out. Not sorted.
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Anonymous User
Nov 9, 2019
For the most part good some things are of course harder or unavailable on the phone. This app does have availability for some translation into other languages.
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Anonymous User
Nov 8, 2019
I do not like the mobile app. If you make an error, it is impossible to correct it. I just ended up deleting my mobile app. The app for the larger home computer is an excellent app. It is where I have my tree. It is easy to correct errors. I am very satisfied with the that app.
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Anonymous User
Nov 5, 2019
So far I like it. However I don't like that I can't seem to figure out how to have both my biological parents showing. It's only allowing my mom and my step dad or my bio dad and his wife. And I wish it was more intuitive about step children and their parents so I wasn't entering names into wrong areas especially if there was no actual marriage. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong. Still fun to see the tree. 😊
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Anonymous User
Oct 23, 2019
While the app is pretty well written and had features I wanted. The fact that their notifications were opt-out as opposed to opt-in gives them the low rating. I realize that they're opt-in due to the fact that it increases engagement, but this is a dark pattern that needs to be stopped, hence I uninstalled and am leaving this poor review.
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Anonymous User
Oct 15, 2019
App has improved significantly. Used to have issues syncing with website updates but this seems to have been resolved. Still some other bugs though.
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Anonymous User
Oct 11, 2019
I wanted to give only 4 stars because I complain a lot about the app & I realized I don't allow them to be down or fixing. But it's so good of an app I never want to be without it. It is still, no matter what I've ever complained about... it's still the BEST app on the planet. I sware. Once you start you cannot stop. It's so easy to use & allows you to upload their image so others can look into their ancestors eyes. And they are upgrading and updating often. Fantastic writers.
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Anonymous User
Oct 2, 2019
Ever since the recent software update (9/26/19), the app will no longer open source records that have already been attached to an individual (e.g. by clicking on a link on the individual's sources tab). When I try to do so, the app freezes and has to be closed and restarted. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I can still search for and attach new sources, but there is no visibility of existing sources unless I search for them again and reopen them there.
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Anonymous User
Sep 30, 2019
Good for checking people in your pedigree (great to have that available). The function for suggesting tasks had made it simple to attach sources, though I now question whether that is still working. For review and merge or detach, half the time, buttons aren't there or are below the phone screen, w/o the ability to scroll. The 'Find A Person' function seems broken. Slow and full of bugs.
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Anonymous User
Sep 30, 2019
Since the update can't find people using the app. On the find person search page it only tells you how many people with that surname from 3 different continents not the person you are looking for even when you give the correct spelling, dates and family members. Nothing!
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Anonymous User
Sep 26, 2019
Best overall family history experience available to access and for free and easy to comprehend using. You can learn from other user's shared info or from direct source material. Contributing your memories, images, records, and facts. Would like to see more oversight for insights on the expert input on any discrepancies or other questions we have, improving accurate and deeper in history not yet published today in database. Adding local living relative finder as option is needed.
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Anonymous User
Sep 21, 2019
Studying my family history and discovering more information through new document "hints" has been a great blessing to me. I enjoy this app, after working directly with the website and then learning to use the app I definitely prefer the latter. Thank you for making this available!
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Anonymous User
Sep 21, 2019
Memories is a great resource. you can put so many pictures, documents, and histories, etc.,on this. It helps knowing your ancestor so much better.
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Anonymous User
Sep 8, 2019
I like the app... I have been using it for maybe 18 months. One thing that is a waste of too much time is record hints/tasks. I get a list of hints and virtually all of them are already attached to the record. Same when I search for sources. The hints load soooo slowly so I don't think I can emphasize how very much time I have wasted. Also, in the list of tasks, I have the option of removing a record from the list...which works only until I load the app again. So frustrating!
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Anonymous User
Aug 31, 2019
This has been a good site to help research with. My biggest issue is that everyone is editing the same database and i have had to correct a lot of mistakes either made by others or by the automated entry system
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Anonymous User
Aug 25, 2019
I uninstalled the app for a couple of reasons. 1) You cannot delete portions of the tree if you made a lineage mistake. 2) If you want to move person information from male/female to female/male line, the app just duplicates the information. 3) Limited to one tree. 4) App will put information, that you cross referenced, and found wrong (people), into your line for generations. 5)Help and support seems limited, and quite slow. 6) For new tree you must make a new account and password.
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Anonymous User
Aug 23, 2019
Difficulty Level - HIGH Program NOT intuitive; family relationships added are NOT retained; ditto for those found within system; on opening with pedigree chart, nothing is displayed. PAF is much better.
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Anonymous User
Jul 27, 2019
This site continues to experience issues with after looking into a document and trying to back button to previous search window to not having to start completely over it kicks you back 3 or 4 searches. also having serious issues with the site continuously requiring you to log in but says incorrect information and log in failed. no matter what browser your in. I've cleared cache, restarted phone. I've gone as far as having to uninstall app but it seems to come right back. what's up with that?
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Anonymous User
Jul 23, 2019
Loved app until recent update. Now it doesn't work on the 2 devices I use most! Is there a bug in the update? The opening page with the tree logo just hangs up.
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Anonymous User
Jul 21, 2019
This app puts my family lines on my multiple Android devices. I am able to quickly access the information anywhere, 24/7. That is a huge deal for me as it is very difficult to try dragging my laptop everywhere all the time.
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Anonymous User
Jul 18, 2019
Downloaded onto a Samsung S9, with plenty of memory available. When I tap on the icon, it brings up the tree symbol and then freezes - no login option. I uninstalled the app, powered off the phone, restarted the phone and installed the app a second time. Same freezing problem. Clearing the storage cache didn't help. There appears to be a problem on the Android operating system or with Samsung phones with this app. App does work on the Samsung tablet.
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Anonymous User
Jun 13, 2019
The best thing about this app, is that it's free. I've had my tree here for about five years, and dislike other users having acess. On one of the branches of my family tree, someone had obliterated what I KNOW were facts. All of the records that I post were from other sites. If I take a hiatus from my tree, I'll perform a search and get anxious if I find 'new' results. When I investigate further, I get letdown as 'I' was the one that uploaded the information in the first place!
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Anonymous User
Jun 10, 2019
It is a great option for working on your family tree from anywhere right on your phone. But the download doesn't work, it doesn't give enough options if name at beginning isn't same as who you want to connect to the source and even when the names of family members are already listed it only connects to a few and wants you to click and place the other names from source only that doesn't work properly as it is almost impossible to do. But all in all it is a good app to have.
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Anonymous User
Jun 5, 2019
I love this app! It has helped me find a bunch of ancestors, but after this last update, the family trees randomly do not load with an error: 404 not found. and searching for historical documents always has errors, says either there's issues or maintenance, come back later and try again. Please fix this so I can enjoy your app again!!!
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Anonymous User
Jun 5, 2019
Easy, free records search and attachment to verify ancestry. Attach records with one click, import data from records. Awesome free program. This is the best I have ever used. Love it!
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Anonymous User
May 26, 2019
Love this app. Its great to do family history work while on the go. I especially love the feature that lets you find a relative near you by using your device's GPS to locate your relative. Really great application.
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Anonymous User
May 9, 2019
It is a great app! It is super helpful, however, there are differences between iOS and Android that make the iOS experience better. If the differences could be taken out and the Android experience brought up to the level of iOS (like certain features on the app), it would so much better.
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Anonymous User
May 9, 2019
Love this app, the relatives around me feature is so cool. Lately when I try to do relatives around me, it comes up with nothing even when I'm right next to my friend who has theirs on. Sometimes uninstalling it and reinstating it works, but not all the time. Please, please fix this!!
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Anonymous User
May 9, 2019
Locked and Unloading... The app used to retain user name and password....used to. Recient updates require me to reenter them each time I use the app. If you enter somethibg wrong, it locks your account. Ive been forced to change my passcode so many times that I cant remember what the newest one is/was.... Im ready to uninstall it now that Im locked out...again....and Im ready to uninstall it now that Im done unloading.
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Anonymous User
Apr 23, 2019
Even though my device location is on and the app settings allow it to use my location, I can't scan for relatives around me. it always tells me to turn my device location on when it's already on!
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Anonymous User
Apr 21, 2019
Really enjoyable overall experience! I have been looking for such a tool that will tale into account couples with several spouses. Would recommend to add a birthday reminder feature as well as a chat discussion.
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Anonymous User
Apr 16, 2019
Good, simple app. No disruptive ads. Didn't expect to find anything, but was pleasantly surprised! Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because it's not syncing from the website to the app
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Anonymous User
Feb 25, 2019
Not many free apps work this slick -- especially without bombarding the user with unwanted ads! I use FamilySearch primarily on my desktop, but its nice to have a portable version now and then that's always in sync without extra effort to keep it that way.
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Anonymous User
Feb 8, 2019
I use the desktop version alot. This appears to be a poorly thought out afterthought. This is an Android device, but it looks like no one from Family Search has actually tested it . Far inferior to the PC version and the IOS offering. This needs sorting out asap.
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Anonymous User
Feb 4, 2019
I like this app. It's easy to use and pretty intuitive. However, you can't edit any information before attaching it to your tree, such as adding in a person's middle name if the record contains it but the tree doesn't, or standardizing the location of the record.
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Anonymous User
Jan 28, 2019
I just installed this & started with a basic search. It found records but they don't open - I get a brief "loading" spinning thing & when it stops, just an empty page. A message flashed at the bottom of the screen but it was gone so quickly that I couldn't read it even if it weren't partially cut off (which it is). I thought the problem might be my location, which is a different country from the records', so I tried a search for someone in my country. Same problem. This isn't very useful.
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Anonymous User
Jan 27, 2019
a great site that has really helped me to find my relatives, until yesterday. my saved portraits have disappeared but when i click on them they come up, but when i resave them they are turning round and using a random part of the picture. I hope this can be sorted.
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Anonymous User
Jan 27, 2019
I've been using the app for a while with no problems, but yesterday it updated & now nothing will load. It just freezes. Please help! (android platform)
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Anonymous User
Jan 26, 2019
Ever since the latest update, I can hardly complete one small task before it asks me to sign in again. There's a check box marked "keep me signed in for two weeks" but it's a total lie. It won't even keep me signed in for two minutes. I'm editing my review after the response from the developer. The app is useful. It's nice to have a stand-alone app instead of just working in a mobile browser. I'd like to have more options to edit information when linking a source as another review mentioned.
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Anonymous User
Jan 25, 2019
Great app. Makes it really easy to work on my record hints. Extremely convenient, and they responded quickly to issues brought up. Thank you!
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Anonymous User
Jan 24, 2019
The last update has made the app unusable. Each time you add a source you have to log back into your account. Hope this gets fixed quickly. Looks like this is frustrating everyone! Otherwise this is a great app!
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Anonymous User
Jan 18, 2019
Not bad all things considered. I've been chugging through my family tree pretty easily. Not as user friendly of an UI as the desktop site or Ancestry, but an ample substitute for on the go endeavours.
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Anonymous User
Jan 4, 2019
It's great but it's also dumb and full of glitches. It won't save any of the pictures I add to my family. I put them on there, but when I exit the app or even add another person to the tree it deletes all of them...which is dumb. And it should also give you the option to see your uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. on the screen with yourself, your parents and grandparents...but it doesn't...which is dumb. Please fix these problems so that this app can be amazing like it so has the potential to be.
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Anonymous User
Oct 23, 2018
I have been using it for a year now. Have found some errors but for the most part it's great. One thing that sucks is you can get stuck. Long download times the longer I am using it. But it's one of my favorite family tree programs.
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Anonymous User
Sep 17, 2018
In general, I like the app. Some of the connections back to King Arthur, Woden, and Thor are pretty funny. My pet peeve is that you search a pedigree as far back a you can but then there is no way to indicate the line from Thor and Woden back down to me.
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