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Friday, March 29, 2013

Otter Creek Holdings, LLC releases Legacy Mobile

Otter Creek Holdings, LLC, the parent company of, has recently released its Legacy Mobile App for the iPhone and iPad. Here is the description of the App from the iTunes store:
Legacy Mobile brings together some of the newest technology in Family History! This tool is indispensable for the genealogist in all of us. 
- Create your own family tree.- Synchronize your family data with FamilySearch–one of the world's largest genealogy databases. FamilySearch data is now available to the general public and it's free!- Add pictures to anyone in your family tree. 
Try out our LegacyTec technology too! Just take a picture of a headstone at your favorite cemetery and LegacyTec will use your location and the picture to find out who it is and show you any known information about that person. If the person isn't in our database you will be given the opportunity to add it to!
Note: LegacyTec requires the use of GPS so it will only work on an iPhone or iPad with WiFi+Cellular data access.
Millions of gravemarker images have been uploaded to with the GPS coordinates and now you can go the opposite way, the App allows you to take a photo of a gravemarker and then look up the person buried in the grave and provide any known additional information about that person.

In addition, it will give you a synchronized download of all your family information in's Family Tree. It will be extremely interesting to see how this all works when I get time to go by a cemetery.

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