FamilySearch Tree

FamilySearch Tree for Pc

  • Category: Reference
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-04
  • Current version: 3.3.3
  • File size: 78.09 MB
  • Developer: FamilySearch International
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing FamilySearch Tree on your Windows PC

Download FamilySearch Tree for Windows: FamilySearch Tree is an Reference App, developed by FamilySearch International. The Reference App was officially released 2014-07-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - FamilySearch International, with the latest current version being 3.3.3 which was officially released on 2018-10-04. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 76,964 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 5 out of a possible 5.

Using FamilySearch Tree on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install FamilySearch Tree on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use FamilySearch Tree for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type FamilySearch Tree in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on FamilySearch Tree application icon. A window of FamilySearch Tree will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the FamilySearch Tree icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About FamilySearch Tree

Developer Description

FamilySearch Family Tree makes it easy and convenient to discover and document your own branches of the world’s family tree while preserving family memories such as photos, written stories, and audio recordings. Connect with your ancestors as you discover the important events and stories of their lives. As your heart turns to them, begin to collect and add your own favorite family memories to the tree for others to enjoy for generations to come. Share your family legacy with others in person or through popular social networks. • Browse your family branches, and see portraits of relatives you’ve never seen before. • Discover facts, documents, stories, photos, and recordings about your ancestors. • Easily add new life details, photos, stories, and audio recordings for your relatives. • Take your family tree with you wherever you go—the app works even without Internet access. • The app automatically syncs with, so you can pick up where you left off on any device. Share family stories with your children at bedtime or in the car while traveling. Learn something new about your family origins while waiting in a line. Take the app to family gatherings, and capture stories you’ve never heard before. Ask your parents and grandparents to tell you about their lives and what they remember about their deceased relatives; then record their stories using the app. Use important moments of your history as teaching aids. Watch how stories of your ancestors’ hardships, endurance, and faith help you become a better person. FamilySearch Family Tree is always free. It’s the best way to find and share meaningful, heart-turning family stories that will make an impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. NOTE: Content you provide for deceased individuals will be publicly available. See our privacy policy for more details.

App Reviews

  • I love this app!

    By mswolffan
    I have used this app to research my entire family and a number of friends. I have found birth and death records, copies of personal letters and wills, land deeds, land grants for military service, and, oh, the history I have learned. It’s fascinating to read about your ancestry and realize they actually fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Civil War (fighting on both sides of the war); even draft records for WWI AND WWII. Or, that your ancestors lived in Europe during the Black Death, when hundreds of thousand of people died. Or that some ancestors were members of the Order of the Knights of the Fellow-Poor Soldiers of Solomon, known as the Knights Templar! I have ancestors from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark , Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Doesn’t that make you think! I have actually made contact with a number of people that actually shares my DNA; cousins 1, 2, 3, even 5 times removed. What a trip! I LOVE THIS APP!
  • Great app

    By ScholarKid
    I highly recommend this app. I have been using FamilySearch for a little over two years, and it's helped me trace my ancestry back over 2400 years. It is easy enough for a middle schooler to work- and I would know, being one! The best feature is the "find match", which allows you to enter the names and birth/death dates and places of deceased relatives and looks for names others have entered that look similar. This helps hugely if a distant relative has also been 'genealogizing' and puts their work on your screen. 80% of the time I've spent on FamilySearch Tree has been reading family history that distant relatives entered that I never knew I had! I experienced some issues when I tried to enter names of relatives in manually while in landscape mode, but after shifting it to Pedigree and entering them there everything worked fine. I love this app!
  • Like this app a lot, but it could be improved

    By Grla_99
    Great for quickly viewing messages from other researchers without having to wait until I get home and boot up the full website. Also comes in handy for checking details when I’m at the library or courthouse with the hard copies and ancient micro-media (yup, we still need to use those from time to time, don’t we). One problem I have found is an inability to see a person’s children when the parent has had more than one spouse. Although clicking on one of the spouses will normally provide a list of the children by that spouse, in the case of a divorce where BOTH spouses have married again, the tree comes to a complete dead end because you can’t see any of the children of either spouse. It would also be nice to have the option to switch to a descendancy view from time to time, but I can live without that.
  • Crazy how fast you can learn your ancestry

    By Nick name taken by me
    My parents and family spent decades doing genealogy, it used to take a lot more time and dedication. This app has helped bring genealogy into the 21st century and made learning personal ancestry an easily accessible, fun thing to do. We were never sure what became of one of my great-uncles (I thought he died young) and now I know everything, thanks to military service records and census records. I feel like it’s really honoring him that we’ve got his story straight. We’ve also been able to actually confirm stories our grandmother told us about life in their small town and we’ve been able to piece it all together, especially through historical phone books available online. I was always told that my greatgrandfather was a blacksmith so seeing his name and occupation in the phone book in the 1930s is incredible. I never even knew that existed. You can really just jump on in, whichever branch of the family needs work done, find out your history, get ready for temple work, attach suggested documents, it’s truly amazing. I’ve updated my review to five stars, my last review I gave three stars because the app kept crashing. That’s been fixed and I really appreciate it.
  • Wonderfully Useful!

    By Timberprints
    I love that it is searching for documents concerning my ancestors all the time and suggesting them. Then in those moments of free time when I may have previously spent minutes scanning Facebook or Instagram, I can now be attaching documents to my ancestors and search for other documents to better compile my family’s genealogy; our family history! Being able to see the memories and photographs that others have shared is great too! It’s allowed me to see photos of my grandmother as a youth, something I hadn’t seen before. There’s a new function under the settings menu called “Map My Ancestors” which creates a map of your ancestors’ life events. Who needs 23andMe or other DNA testing, right? Well, it’s not quite the same, but this is free!
  • Their are Angel's in our Family

    By MishieBadger
    This app is incredible in that I can now do virtually everything from my I-phone. From digitizing documentation in my possession to share with others to searching for ancestors and records, merging duplications, attaching sources and documentation, photos, stories and other information. This app has allowed me to connect with family i didn't know existed. Most important, this app has allowed me the privilege of getting to know my family and ancestors and develop a deep connection and love for them as I learn of and share in their joys and and struggles in this life. Whenever I feel alone, sad or depressed I can just open my family search app and I can feel my family cheering for me and encouraging me to keep going and never give up.
  • Family I have always wondered about!

    By Nikki MaRee Reidhead Ellett
    My mother came from pioneer family, yet she was a convert to the church. Not knowing or understanding what happened that she didn’t have the gospel in her life. As I have been able to read of family members, it has brought an understand and joy for these loved ones. My mother too has been excited to read and learn of these wonderful pioneers. Thank you for sharing. I only wish I could meet some of the family today. I am grateful they have been willing to share what they have. I love our family and am grateful they endured so many hardships for the rest of us yet to come to Earth.
  • Great but needs improvement

    By techieebony
    First, there appears to be a bug when reviewing attachments. I’m not always able to click and drag family members to various parts of a person’s record. For example, when attaching a source record to my grandfather’s record, I can’t click and drag my grandmother and their children to the record. Second, I’d really like to be able to create a new person when finding them in historical record searches. Instead, I have to separately create a new person - then find the record again - before adding their details to my tree. Thanks for reading this, I really hope that someone looks into it!
  • Learning so much!

    By Little Rhody Robin
    I have had a membership with Family Search for quite a while but have just really begun digging into it this summer. I have the app on my phone and tablet and am now receiving messages to inform me about important dates and events in the lives of my ancestors. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t use it. I recently received info about ancestors who were pioneers traveling west during the 1800’s. I’ve been able to see photographs and read registries and logs written by members of the party. I would never have known anything about these ancestors. It’s so interesting! Thank you so much!
  • God’s mysterious ways

    By 5bar8455
    Mostly when I come back to the site, it seems like information and pictures just show up. It is Amazing how everyone working gets things moving fast. And I am praying that the Books are being opened. With Elijah and the others that are to be holding on to the same stick bringing all of twelve tribes of Israel and the missing ten tribes. Gather all your pictures CD’s paperwork and start getting your families to help with the things they can do then see if you can get an account and have some help from the LDS Family History center.