Families is designed to operate in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree, the leading Windows-based genealogy software from Millennia Corp. Your Legacy family files can be easily transferred to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, enabling them to be viewed and edited wherever you are. Families supports the following functionality:

- 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 RIN
- Relationships
- Events
- To Do Lists
- Master and Detail Sources
- Locations and Addresses, with geolocation via Google Maps
- Alternate Names
- Master Lists
- Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
- Documents
- Audio files
- Portrait and Landscape mode on all views
- Full screen support on the iPad
- Supports Legacy 6, 7 and 8

Families uses a highly efficient database implementation, allowing very large family files to be supported. Users have successfully displayed and edited files containing over 300,000 individuals on an iPhone.

Families requires access to a Wi-Fi network or use of iTunes via a USB connection in order to transfer family files between your device and your PC. USB transfer uses iTunes File Sharing which requires your device to be running iOS 3.2 or above.

Families requires a companion program running on the PC to transfer family files to and from the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This program, Families Sync, can be downloaded free of charge from

A sample family file is included.

Support and exchange of information with other users is available via the user forum at

What's New

Version 2.5.0

- Initial support for Legacy 9
- Fix crash when adding marriage event
- Support iOS 10 privacy settings
- Fix exception when handling prior exception
- Fix exception adding event sharer
- Fix long press not working on iOS 10
- Remove italic markup from Master Source Title

Customer Reviews

Excellent App


Families is an excellent app. It is well worth every penny. I have a copy on my iPad2 and my iPhone4. It is great to be able to carry my entire Legacy database with me on research trips or just family gatherings. Two way syncing has been flawless for me. I have never understood folks who purchase an app, then because they may be having issues with the app (usually user error or misunderstanding how a function works) they feel it necessary to write a negative Apps Store review. As has often been stated, a developer can't respond to you and assist you with any problems if you just choose to write a negative review, but make no effort to contact the developer to correct and/or assist you with your issue. If you have problems, contact TelGen. You will find their support to be outstanding. Disclaimer: I am not associated with Families (TelGen) or Legacy Family Tree (Millennia). I am just a very happy and satisfied customer of both.

Disappointed - Doesn't really sync (but there is a workaround)


Doesn't really sync like Evernote, calendar, notes, nook and others do, automatically reflecting changes made on one platform on the other - just transfers files that might as well be gedcom to and from free genealogy app, as some reviewers suggest. I suspect some reviews are by the reprogrammer, who charges too much for this app.

From a Legacy webinar I learned that Legacy has an Intellishare feature that can be used to merge two files that use the same identifier for each record. In particular these can be the Legacy file and a file of a different name transferred back from the phone. I don't know how automatic the merge is, though, and it certainly is not as straight forward as with the other apps I mentioned above. However it does offer a way to cope with the deficiency I mentioned. It would be great if a true sync could be added, perhaps using Intellishare as a basis.



As a genealogist with over 40 years of experience, and an enthusiastic iPhone advocate, I can say that Families has provided me with a first rate, portable version of my Legacy Family Tree databases. Families frees me from carrying anything more than my iPhone 3Gs on research trips, and provides outstanding detailed information in an easily viewed format. Editing data on the iPhone is straight forward, and syncs both to, and from my PC have been flawless. The help screens are well thought out, and prompts are clear and to the point. TelGen Limited has been helpful and responsive to questions. I can recommend Families for Legacy users with either iPhones or iPads without reservation, and look forward to future enhancements.


TelGen Limited
32.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 TelGen Limited


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