Monday, October 3, 2016

FREE "Little Family Tree" Mobile App is Available

I received this press release from Yellow Fork Technologies over the weekend:


Little Family Tree, A Genealogy App for Children, Now FREE to Download

Herriman, Utah, October 1, 2016

Yellow Fork Technologies LLC has just released a major update to their app, Little Family Tree, making it FREE to download through the mobile app stores. Little Family Tree is an app that teaches children about their family history through interactive games and activities with information obtained from an online family tree.

Today's children intuitively understand how to use touch devices such as smartphones and tablets. Little Family Tree brings a child's personal family history to them through this learning medium and shares it in a way that is accessible to them. An adult logs into an online family tree account, such as FamilySearch, and the app synchronizes the data while children play. There is no need to manually upload or enter family history data into the app and any changes made or photos added to the online tree will synchronize with the app. The app is read-only and does not change the data on the online tree.

Playing Little Family Tree teaches children to: identify family members by name, relationship, and picture, understand who and where they come from, and recognize and navigate a family tree, all in a fun and engaging way. Most importantly, they will feel a connection to their ancestors as they learn about them.

Little Family Tree is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and may be downloaded directly from the app stores. The FREE version includes five games; five additional games are available in the premium version for $3.99 in the U.S., priced accordingly in other regions. More information, videos, and tutorials can be found on the website at

About Yellow Fork Technologies LLC:

Little Family Tree is the inaugural product of Yellow Fork Technologies, LLC, of Utah. Yellow Fork Technologies, LLC was founded in 2015 with the key mission to make family history more accessible and engaging through technology.


I decided to try this mobile app out, and downloaded it to my iPhone 6.  It connects to the FamilySearch Family Tree, so a user will need to have a profile in the FSFT.  

Here is the opening screen:

I clicked on the face above, and had a choice between FamilySearch and phpGedView:

I chose FamilySearch and was prompted to add my username and password:

When I clicked "Sign In" the app started a series of Parent's Guide screens:

I read through all of that, but when I tapped "Close" and got into the app, I was lost as to what to do.  I went back and read the Parent's Guide again and it said there were videos and tutorials about using the app at  I will have to go check that out and report back on my experiences.


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