Wednesday, May 14, 2014

AQ: Portability and Mobile Applications

We are a very mobile society today and it seems that we want everything right there at our fingertips if at all possible.

In theory this is actually a great idea and many have taken this to reality and created many applications that individuals today can put on their cell phones, smart phones, iPads and Androids, it truly is an amazing time we live in to think that with a few clicks one can locate the nearest place to eat or sleep, even a place to pay the least amount of funds for a gallon of gas or play your favorite game.

Enter genealogists and family historians, there are applications that aid one to access an online tree and most are done very well, however, some may want to access their personal tree through their current software. 

Ancestral Quest has provided this through AQ2Go which allows you to put your program on a flash drive or a portable hard drive. The directions for this are found right on the website here:

Others may not wish to use this portability and are concentrating more on an application, a smart phone or a tablet. Currently the program does run on any tablet that has the full Windows program on it, so the program runs on an Asus ME400 which is a full Windows tablet or any tablet that runs the full Windows program. An article about 10 good Windows tablets is provided on ZDNet.

For other solutions check out some of the following links:



Additionally there are articles on this subject in the FamilySearch Research Wiki:



Regardless of which solution you choose, one of these will work for you!

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

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