FamilySearch App Gallery Part 2

See Part 1 here.

So how did it go yesterday exploring the App Gallery? Today I’m going to talk to you about the category Find Ancestors and some of the apps you should check out.

The App Gallery is broken up into 5 categories. The first one is Find Ancestors, the programs in this category you should use to find more of your ancestors by searching records. There are 32 apps currently (6/5/15) in this category.


Partner apps


Of course all the partner website apps are in this category: Ancestry, My Heritage, American Ancestors, and Find My Past. These are great databases to search for your ancestors. They each have great advantages in their own way. They each have access to records no one else has.


Market bid sites


AncestorCloud, GenMarketPlace, and RootsBid are some new companies that launched during RootsTech this year. I really enjoyed talking to AncestorCloud while I was there. Anyway, if you have some research that you need help with check out these three companies were you can post your research and people will bid on them! So, that birth certificate that you really need a copy of in Sacramento, California when you are in Idaho? Post it! Someone in the area will be able to bid then get a copy for you! OR you can go to these companies and see what research you can do and make some money! 




Puzzilla and Kinpoint are great programs that can help you find where you need to research next. Puzzilla has free features and some premium features that you pay for. I personally love Puzzilla but I also haven’t played with Kinpoint very much.

Ok there’s a lot more but these are pretty fun and helpful!

What app I talked about today was your favorite? Was there an app in the Gallery that you think I should have mentioned??

FamilySearch App Gallery Part 1

I’m teaching a new class! I was asked to teach about the FamilySearch App Gallery. Have you heard about the App Gallery?? It’s so fun!

I know I know you are thinking, “Apps? I have plenty on my phone.” Well guess what?! The App Gallery has more then apps that you can use on a phone. In fact most of my favorites I use right here on my computer! And you are probably wondering why you’d want to go to the App Gallery, you’re swamped with FamilySearch as it is! Well, there’s some programs on there that  will help you with your work on FamilySearch.

“FamilySearch is a great resource, yet FamilySearch alone can’t do everything. That’s why we work with partners to provide complementary tools and resources, and why the FamilySearch App Gallery is so important,” said Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO.

This is a quote from the FamilySearch blog on January 13, 2015 when the App Gallery came out. I love that FamilySearch is saying ‘We can’t do it all, but with these partners we can” They are giving us the resources to succeed!!

So where can you find this amazing App Gallery?? It’s simple! Just type in your address bar: That’s it.

Now go play around and tomorrow I’ll tell you about the category Find Ancestors and some of the apps you should check out!

What did you find on the FamilySearch App Gallery?!?