Springville company offers free iPhone app for family history fans
life events of your ancestors. Amy Taylor shared, “I posted a comment on Facebook Connecting with ancestors has become after I got an alert of my great-grandpa’s a popular hobby for family history enthusiasts. birthday. I mentioned that I wished I had However, many people don’t have known him. I was so excited later that day the time to spend long hours researching to have family members reply and share their family tree and may even find it a bit stories of my great-grandpa. The app really boring. A Utah County company is on a helped me feel closer to my family.” mission to help people make exciting discoveries The app was designed for people of about their family history in an all ages including both researchers and easy and fun way. non-researchers. It is another tool to bring
The Family Nexus Company was genealogy information to more people and started last year by David Taylor of bring the generations together. Springville. Taylor recently launched the App designer David Taylor said, “My unique iPhone app at the RootsTech conference, goal is to attract a new generation of enthusiasts held in Salt Lake City in February to the joys of family history. The of this year. The app integrates with a user’s app helps you visualize the places where FamilySearch account to automatically your ancestors were from and helps you plot family history events on an interactive make new discoveries about your family.” Google map. It engages users with “The main idea is to make it easy to a fun and easy-to-use interface. It also learn about your family and your past brings family history to the user’s fingertips in the context of geography,” explained by sending alerts to their phone when Taylor. “Using research that has already they are near the birth, marriage or burial been done from your FamilySearch account, place of an ancestor. you will receive notifications on
The new app has received an enthusiastic your phone. It really makes your family response from early users. Sonia Conrad information so much more accessible and of Lehi said, “Seeing everything on a relevant.” map like this really changed my perspective The Family Nexus app is free in the of my ancestors. For example, I grew App Store. Although it is only for iPhone up in the Pacific Northwest, and didn’t and iPad, an Android version is planned even know I had roots in this area. I am for release early next year. Additional premium excited to make more discoveries using features will also be available in the The Family Nexus app.” future as one-time in-app purchases. For
You don’t have to live near your ancestors more information, visit the company’s or travel to appreciate the app. It also website at TheFamilyNexus.com or call alerts you on the anniversary of significant 801-602-4917.