My darling husband has bought me an iPhone! XoX to my wonderful husband!
A few weeks ago I mentioned here that I was hoping to
acquire an iPhone. Several genealogy apps have been coming
to my attention which caused me to think that this was
something I would like have and to learn to use.
Over the past few months I have been repeatedly disappointed
by the still photos produced by the "photo" setting on my
I was also looking for something that would take good
pictures of documents or pages of a book when I am
researching at a library or archives.
I intend to begin a great deal of local research here in the
St. Catharines/Niagara/Ontario area.
I was also looking for something that would let me upload
photos for BillionGraves.com as I find myself usually unable
to find the additional time required to transcribe the
cemeteries I photograph.
I am disappointed to see that the ancestry.com app wont load
my main personal tree because its too large (and its only an
eighth of my actual Legacy file!)
This leads me to think I may need to install Families 1.0.
Im not sure tho this will work, as my file is larger than
300,000 individuals (further investigation on another page
states users have been successful with displaying and
editing files over 1 million individuals, which mine is not
I am not certain if I should put Dropbox on my iPhone,
because my Dropbox is very large, and would use more than my
Iphone can hold? (I use about 30 GB of Dropbox space)
Looking further into this, it appears so long as I dont
indicate a file is a Favorite, it wont be stored on my
iPhone, so this might not be a problem.
What I am trying to do is get a way to bring my genealogy
data to the library, access it and update it at the library,
without a laptop. Not sure this is really viable, without
getting an iPad as well. I keep two copies, one on
ancestry.com and one in Legacy.
Maybe what I need is Pocket Genealogiost 4.0 (no, turns out
I do not , because I have over 250,000 individuals)