The new 3.6.9 version of the FamilySearch Tree App went live today. This new update requires iOS 12.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This update is required if you want to have the full function and capability to use TEGM
FamilySearch Tree app for iWatch
I was also happy to see that the app now supports iWatch app functions.
While these iWatch functions are still limited it is great to see progress with this technology. You will still need your iPhone in your hand as you tap on the iWatch My History prompts.
It is fun to tap on the watch and see the information about your ancestor automatically appear on your phone.
Hint: Your FamilySearch Tree App does need to be open on your iPhone first. I have found that this iWatch app function can give you a daily task to complete each day.
We’ll be posting a video soon on how to integrate the iWatch app functions into TEGM.
Updated Languages for the FamilySearch Tree App
The FamilySearch Tree app functions well in the following languages: English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Bolmal, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thia, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
My New Favorite Function in the FamilySearch Tree App
The latest function in the FamilySearch Tree app has been causing quite a stir.
We now have the ability to view our relationships to other contributors on the tree. We can now connect with living relatives and see exactly how we are related!
This tree is known as an open tree or a one world tree.
This means that we all contribute information ( i.e documents, photos, written stories etc.) to one tree that we diligently keep as up to date and as correct possible.
Having the ability to now work directly with others who are working the same lines and individual ancestors as we are, gives us the opportunity to go further in verifying attached information. We can now find our living relatives with much greater ease.
This is HUGE!
I am connecting with many cousins both close and distant and directly communicating with them about their sources. I can now see how I am related to the person who put the note not to merge this person in the life sketch of Bridget Morgan (as seen above) and contact him directly.
This gives direct evidence a whole new meaning.
You need to enable this function on your own account before others can see how you are related.
Just do it.
Go to your settings located under the MORE button and enable relationship viewing. My phone tells me that something expires about this function in June of 2020. If any of you know what this expiration date is about please comment below.