Branches PRO for iPad is a GEDCOM viewer and downloader of FamilySearch™ family trees.
The new and expanded features of Branches for iPad now make Branches even easier to use and more powerful. Email and DropBox transfer of GEDCOM files has been added and is easy and fast.
The FamilySearch™ features allow you to download pedigree trees directly from FamilySearch™ which is a free service to everyone. Explore relationships and search back into your family tree.
Also added is access for LDS members to see ordinance data and search for temple ready ordinances for their ancestors. Find any ancestor and go directly to that person's information on the FamilySearch™ website.
As a further enhancement, you can now create a GEDCOM file from any information you have downloaded from FamilySearch™ and email the file to yourself or others.
Branches for iPad is the BEST and MOST UNIQUE family tree viewer available. No other viewer can do what Branches for iPad does. It is like Apple Maps™ for your family history and genealogy. You can see your entire family tree in a GLOBAL VIEW. Just zoom in to see all the “street level” details like relationships, events, photos, sources, notes and documents.
Branches is unlike other viewers, it is simple yet very powerful. We use patented methods so you can focus on the pure data in your genealogy database. This helps you visualize modern complex relationships including multiple marriages and adoptions. It also shows you where you have data and where you are missing data.
As you zoom into the detail of your tree, there is a map of your entire tree in the upper left hand corner of your screen so you know exactly where you are, at all times. You never get lost.
We added powerful search capabilities for names, places and text so you can pinpoint where the search results are located in your tree.
Branches for iPad is the only viewer that can do all of these things:
See a global view of your family tree
Understand and simplify complex relationships
Never get lost by using the Mini-Map of your tree
Easily see events, sources, notes, documents and photos
Bookmark a view so you can come back to it at anytime
View your tree from other perspectives using different root persons
Discover lines coming forward using descendent views
Show intermarriages between family lines
Find people, places and text very quickly anywhere in your data
And much more...
Branches for iPad accepts any standard GEDCOM file (a file created by genealogy programs to transfer data between programs), so you don’t have to use any specific genealogy program to benefit from this app. Because of it’s graphical nature, Branches for iPad handles GEDCOM files up to about 20,000 persons, but you can have as many GEDCOM files as you wish. You can also have multiple trees in each GEDCOM.
We know you will be amazed at how fun and useful Branches for iPad can be.
Branches for iPad is a GEDCOM viewer. YOU CANNOT DIRECTLY ENTER INFORMATION INTO BRANCHES ON YOUR IPAD. Unless information is downloaded from FamilySearch, you must have another computer program to generate a GEDCOM file to put your information on your iPad in Branches. You can use Branches for Windows or Branches Pro for Apple or any other genealogy program to create the GEDCOM file.
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Ratings and Reviews
I've been compiling genealogy data for years, but this app is a tremendous addition for my research. It allows you to load a GEDCOM file and easily zoom into any portion of it. It has allowed me to spot inconsistencies and possible lines of further research which would have otherwise been difficult to spot.
As an avid Family History (Genealogy) individual, I like playing with an assortment of genealogy programs. I have several that I use for various reasons. Thus, when Branches for iPad became available I purchased the program.
I found it innovative, easy to use, and the larger I made the person with whom I was working, the more information became available. It was superb! I love seeing the various branches of my family as I enlarge the view. I love the fact that it is easy to use with the Family Search program.
What a wonderful service this program is to all those who work with their Family Histories!
The negative reviewers are up in the night! Or they can’t read.
I loaded gedcoms from three different programs and they all loaded just fine. One I loaded with DropBox, the other two via email. To get the photos in, I had to read the help file. Used iTunes file sharing. Worked just like the instructions said.
The zoom feature with the map is quite unique and original. Also played around with the search. Very powerful.
Just for fun, I signed onto FamilySearch through the app. Had to set up a new account with FamilySearch. Downloaded trees from several famous persons. Really fun.
I did read that for members of the LDS Church, the app will search out people who need temple work, whatever that is.
Overall, the app performed just like the examples. I give it 5 stars. Sorry negative guys, but I did not see any of the problems you mentioned. I agree with the reviewers who gave this a positive rating.
- Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.
- 6.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.