My Roots

If you have a Palm OS Handheld (PalmOne, Sony Clie, etc.), you might want to check out a genealogy program for Palm OS called My Roots that has Mac support. It is a genealogy application that can import/export GEDCOM files to and from your Mac and your Palm OS Handheld through a conversion utility. You can view or change any data in My Roots on your PDA, and the changes can be exported back to your Mac.

Very handy for those times where you want to have access to your genealogy information but don’t want to lug around your iBook/Powerbook or a bunch of papers and charts.

Official Site
Cost: $24.95 (Free Demo Available)
Requirements: Palm OS 3.0 or later, Mac OS 8/9 or Mac OS X
Current Version: 4.0.5 (unsure on date released)
My Roots Screenshots (Palm – at

Screenshot Gallery – Conversion Utility:

NOTES: If you have used My Roots along with your Mac, feel free to give your comments or write up a small review (what you like/don’t like, any problems you had, etc.).

FAQ (including Mac genealogy program notes)
Downloads (Mac OS 8/9 and OS X)
NOTE: The Pocket PC Version of My Roots does not have Conversion Software for the Mac.