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FamViewer, Genealogy Software for iPhone and iPod Touch

The following announcement was written by Aster Software:

LEXINTON, KY, October 28, 2008 — Aster Software announced today the release of its new genealogy application, FamViewer, that allows genealogists to carry their genealogy databases with them on their iPhone and iPod Touch.

FamViewer imports standard GEDCOM files and displays them on the iPhone. GEDCOM files can be uploaded to FamViewer with a web browser on a desktop computer or downloaded to FamViewer from any web site or web server via WiFi. FamViewer will import the GEDCOM file and display its contents.  Once a GEDCOM file is downloaded and imported you can view individuals, families, notes and sources. Navigate the family tree with a touch. You can carry your genealogy database with you wherever you bring your iPhone or iPod Touch.

An index by surname allows the user to find anyone in the database. A family view, resembling a family group sheet, displays three generations of a family: parents, children, and grandparents. Touch the parent’s names to view the details of their life events and personal attributes.  Each event and attribute can have sources and notes, which are visible in another view.

All the FamViewer views work in portrait or landscape orientation so long names, places, dates or other data can be easily viewed.

FamViewer isn’t tied to any desktop genealogy software. Active genealogy researchers already own genealogy software that they run on their desktop, or laptop, computers. All modern genealogy software can export their genealogy databases in GEDCOM format. FamViewer will import GEDCOM files exported by today’s popular genealogy applications.

FamViewer can be purchased at the Apple appstore and is priced at US$14.99.  To find out more about FamViewer visit the appstore with iTunes.  FamViewer is listed under Productivity Applications and Genealogy.  More information is also available at http://www.astersoftware.biz.

About Aster Software.

Aster Software is a small company specializing in products for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Macintosh.  The company website is http://www.astersoftware.biz.

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