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Immerse yourself in the world of mobile genealogy and experience the first and only full-featured genealogy application for iPhone and iPad. MobileFamilyTree 8 offers all the features you'd expect from a powerful genealogy application – and it's all right on your iOS device.

You don't need a Mac or PC – MobileFamilyTree provides the full functional range of modern genealogy software. Nonetheless, MobileFamilyTree 8 and MacFamilyTree 8 (sold separately at the Mac App Store) are able to work together seamlessly and may optionally be synchronized via iCloud.

Brand-new and unique: CloudTree Sync&Share (iOS 10 required)
MobileFamilyTree 8.1 comes with the brand new CloudTree feature - it is now possible for the first time to work on the same family tree with any number of users and in real time. All changes to your tree will be transferred and available to all other users invited by you within a few seconds. CloudTree operates in compliance with the highest data protection standards.

Create or edit your family tree with the help of our intuitive Interactive Tree or use a wide range of convenient charts and reports to explore even the smallest details of your family history. Take photos or videos of your relatives directly from within the app! You may optionally keep your tree synchronized via iCloud or use the GEDCOM file format to exchange data with almost any Mac or PC-based genealogy app out there. Or try FamilySearch, the world's largest genealogy archive, to do your research right from the comfort of your home - it's absolutely free of charge!

MobileFamilyTree 8 Overview:


- Well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface

- The first and only full-featured genealogy app for iOS

CloudTree Sync: MobileFamilyTree automatically syncs any changes across multiple devices

- CloudTree Share: Invite other users to work on the same family tree with you. Any changes will be synchronized and available on other users' devices in a matter of seconds.

- Use all the features you know from desktop-based applications

- Can be used as a standalone app - MacFamilyTree not required

- Full support of GEDCOM export and import

- Impressive charts and maps

Research and discover

- Use the new Interactive Tree, Research Assistant or Table View to enter your data

- Integration of FamilySearch, the world's largest genealogy archive

- Take photographs or videos directly from within MobileFamilyTree 8

- Use the Task List to stay on top of your research

- Powerful media browser and places administration

Reports and lists

- Numerous report options such as Person Report, Family Report, Kinship Report, Narrative Report, Places List, Events List, Special Features Report, Person Analysis, Anniversaries, Person Lists, Marriage Lists, Plausibility Report, Source List, Task List, Map Report, Descendant Report, and more.


- Numerous chart and view options such as the Hourglass Chart, Ancestor Chart, Timeline, Double Ancestor Chart, Statistics, Name Distribution (by first and last names), Statics Maps (based on Apple Maps), Fan Chart, Kinship Chart, Genogram, the three-dimensional Virtual Tree or Globe.

Online features

- Synchronize your data via CloudTree

- FamilySearch: access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of genealogical records right from the comfort of your home. No additional cost or subscription fees!

Display and Present

- Do you own an Apple TV? Present the Interactive Tree, the Virtual Tree and any type of chart or report on your TV or via a video projector

- Share any type of chart or report via email, or as an exported GEDCOM file

What's New

Version 8.3.4

Much Improved Interactive Tree
- Support added for Metal 2 when running in macOS 10.13 High Sierra for incredible smooth animations and less energy consumption
- Much improved text rendering when running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
- Improved visualisation of family connections, persons and images
- Much improved performance when using Family Search in the Interactive Tree
- Improved indicators when further persons are present
- Sidebar can be hidden when browsing the Interactive Tree
- Print the Interactive Tree
- Configurable Family Connections: Highlight blood relationships and adopted relationships
- Improved generation separators: Quickly discover which persons are related
- Improved control over shadows and lighting
- Improved navigation and zoom

New Duplicate Detection
- Search for duplicate persons, families, places or sources in your family tree
- When duplicate entries are found, merge these entries while preserving family connections

New Timeline
- Completely redeveloped Timeline
- Choose between 6 graphical styles
- Group timeline entries to create separate sections by last name or birth place
- Display historical events, like World War II, directly on the timeline
- Configurable fonts
- Configurable events: Choose which person and family events should be displayed in the timeline
- Timeline can be configured to be displayed as a top to bottom chart or left to right chart

Other Improvements:
- Performance of all charts & diagrams vastly improved
- Performance across the app improved, especially when using macOS 10.13 High Sierra or iOS 11
- Find and reveal specific persons in larger charts
- Smart Filters improved with more search options
- Improved places import from GEDCOM files
- Improved display of married names
- Improved plausibility warnings
- MobileFamilyTree 8.3 now fully supports the iPhone X
- Charts and Reports can now be exported to other apps supporting PDF files in MobileFamilyTree 8.3
- Countless number of smaller improvements and bugfixes

Version 8.3.1 fixes an issue on iOS 8 and iOS 9

Version 8.3.2 fixes an issue where merging duplicate entries prevents CloudTree synchronisation

Version 8.3.3 fixes an bug that could cause the Interactive Tree to crash MobileFamilyTree on certain iOS devices

Version 8.3.4 fixes an issue displaying the correct markers for further persons in the Interactive Tree

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

212 Ratings

212 Ratings

Best app for IPhone


I am using this app to create a gedcom file for John of Gaunt’s direct ancestors, based on Wikipedia. The file consists on nearly 2000 names. This is the only app for the IPhone that I discovered that was up-to-the-task; thus the 5 star rating.

It does have a few hitches:

(A) There is no undo button

(b) The x to clear a field is easily tapped when entering a long line into a field

(C) If an person is the ancestor of more than one person on the Ahnentafel Report, the following two problems occur:

(1) Although the person is correctly displayed at the first possible position, the highest possible ahnentafel number is assigned. The highest possible number is carried forward to subsequent generation, which ends up in a jumbled numbering mess. To overcome this problem, I manually enter the lowest possible ahnentafel number as part of the title.

(2) Subsequent positions on the report the above person do not refer back to the first position. If someone has the gedcom file, they can use the electronic file to find the person by name. But with an extensive data base, this severely limits the use of the ahnentafel file as a stand-alone.

The following problem is shared by programs written for the computer and IPhone: The ahentafael report can be printed as s hard copy or as a PDF file, but cannot be printed to Word or Pages.

As I previously stated, this is the best app that I found for the IPhone, therefore, I recommend it.

If it didn’t crash so much.


Just bought this app this morning. So this may be a bit premature, but I am simply frustrated. I spent the money on this app and I don’t usually do that. So here goes.

Upon seeing this app for the first time and adding a bit here and there, the first problem I ran into was it’s location/mapping addition. It took me forever to figure out that “Place” meant “As general a place as you can imagine”. I was putting in addresses and all it wants is the actual city. I can’t put in the address, but I can put in that it happens in St. Louis City, County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, country United States. If you were planning on plotting actual locations on that map site, like a church, home, or hospital; good luck! The location/mapping addition doesn’t do that. That was a feature that I was really looking forward to, so that brought it down to 4 stars right away.

I decided to start entering pictures... this is what brought it down to a 2 star rating. It crashes a good 60-75% of the time I try to add pictures. It seems the first loads up ok, but when you try to add a second one, CRASH!!! Again... and again.... and again.

If both of these were fixed, the app would be well worth the money, but right now it’s suspect. If I had to do it again, I would look for another. Who just wants to look at dates? If you can’t add pictures and the mapping function is so limiting, you’re just buying a place to store dates.

Developer Response

Thank you for your review. Please download the latest version - we have just released a bugfix update which should eliminate the unexpected quitting you are talking about. If not, please contact our customer support ( again.

Syncing is very slow


I love the app, both the iOS and Mac versions, and I love how they allow me to have a single database on all of my devices. I love all of the features the app offers, but the app runs terribly slow when syncing with FamilySearch and with my other devices. I don’t have too many issues with slow operation on my Mac, but on my iPad it runs so slow it prevents me from being able to use the app until it has finished syncing. Isn’t there something that can be done about this? I can’t even type in something as simple as a person’s name. I would give the app five stars, but I can’t bring myself to do this until this issue is addressed. This is an issue I would learn to deal with, but as this app is not exactly a cheaper app in the App Store, I would expect a little bit better performance for the price I paid. Please fix this ASAP. I would gladly change my rating if/when this issue is resolved.

Developer Response

Thank you for your review. While the first sync onto a new device can take some time (depending on your tree's size several minutes), changes should be synched very quickly once the device has downloaded the tree. If it takes longer then let's say 10 or 15 seconds, it would be helpful if you could contact our customer support ( so that we can have a closer look at it. Thanks!


Synium Software GmbH
76 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright Synium Software Germany 2017


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