There is no denying that family history is becoming more and more popular. However, many members still find it difficult to carve out the time to learn their family history. A Utah company is on a mission to help people of all ages make exciting discoveries about their family history in an easy and fun way.
The Family Nexus is a unique iPhone app that integrates with a user’s FamilySearch account to automatically plot family history events on an interactive Google map. It engages users with a fun and easy-to-use interface where they can learn about their ancestors and the places they lived.
David Taylor demonstrates how the new Family Nexus app works on an iPhone to Michele Child in Springville. The free app helps users visualize the places where ancestors were from and brings new discoveries about family right to the phone.
The new app has received an enthusiastic response from its users. Sonia Conrad, of Lehi, Utah, said “Seeing everything on a map like this really changed my perspective of my ancestors. I am excited to make more discoveries using The Family Nexus app.”
The app also brings family history to the user’s fingertips by sending alerts to their phone when they are near the birth, marriage, or burial place of an ancestor. It also alerts users on the anniversary of significant life events of their ancestors and provides other tools for exploring and discovering information about your ancestors. “I like to think of The Family Nexus as the ‘prayer rock’ for family history,” said Founder, David Taylor. “The alerts remind you to spend a few minutes learning more about your ancestors each day. We have new features planned to make learning your family history more mobile and social than ever before.”
The Family Nexus app is free in the App Store. An Android version is planned for release in 2018. Additional premium features are available to subscribers. You can learn more at TheFamilyNexus.com/LDS-Living.