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Require attention IMPORTANT To install and run Ancestris, you need Java from Sun Microsystem (now Oracle).
Java 1.6.x is a minimum requirement for Ancestris 0.7, and for Ancestris 0.8 beta, you need to run at least java You have to know that Ancestris 0.7 can't run with Java 1.8.x. So to summarize:

  • Ancestris < or = to 0.7 requires Java 1.6.x to Java 1.7.x
  • Ancestris > or = to 0.8 requires Java > or = to

(So if you run java 1.8.x you can't run Ancestris 0.7 but Ancestris 0.8 and above will work just fine).

To check which version you have on your system, you can visit the Verify Java Version web page.

User's manual

We are writting a user guide for Ancestris v. 0.7. It is not finished, but as people requested us to make it available, you can download it. Of course, this guide is updated from time to time. So even if you downloaded it already, it's always a good idea to get the latest version. Ancestris v. 0.7 user's manual (pdf file).

An old guide written for Ancestris v. 0.5 is still available. Ancestris v. 0.5 user's manual.

Plugins Documentation

Some plugins have their own documentation] written by their author. Check this section.


Computer! Easy, isn't it

We have tried to gather different questions/answers related to Ancestris.

Of course you can find everything thru the available documentation, the Forum, etc.. but some questions come from time to time, and we think it's a good idea to put all those stuff somewhere.
This is the purpose of our How-To (english version).


We could add different videos to explain how to use Ancestris. These are the first ones. If you find them useful and want us to make new ones, please send us a mail. We need some feedback about those videos. Thanks.

March 12th, 2018 :
If you discover Ancestris, or have questions about it, I've started to create new videos in english. I've put the first ones online for testing purpose.
If you like such videos, please send me mail. If I receive feedback about the interest of such videos, I will make new ones. For example : Adding a child, parents, spouse, etc... Use of the geoview etc...
These are the videos (files are in .avi format) [1]:

  • How to create your first individual (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). You discover and use for the first time Ancestris. You're gonna learn how to create a brand new genealogy with your first individual. (posted on March 12, 2018)
  • How to load a genealogy coming from another genealogy program (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). How to load a gedcom file, a genealogy, coming from another genealogy program and fix all the mistakes in a row automatically. (posted on March 12, 2018)
  • How to resize and move the views (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). How to resize and move the different views within Ancestris and that way having a working environment that match your needs. (posted on March 15, 2018)
  • How to change the look of the dynamic tree (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). How to change the look of the treeview, the dynamic tree. Learn about styles and blueprints. (posted on March 16, 2018)
  • How to modify a blueprint (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). How to change the look of a blueprint used for the treeview, or the gedcom editor. For example, I want to display in the dynamic tree the date, place, state and country of the wedding. (posted on March 16, 2018)
  • How to create parents, children, brother, sister (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). Here you're gonna learn how to create the parents of a person, in a three steps process, or in a two steps process or in a one step process. You will learn how to create in just one click the parents and a sister of an individual for example. You will be using the dynamic tree, but you will see how to do the same actions from the others views. A must have Require attention. (posted on March 18, 2018)
  • How to enter places in your genealogy (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). You're gonna see how to enter the locations, the places, of the events of your genealogy. You're gonna learn how to enter them, and place them exactly where you want on a map, and in a manner that respect the gedcom specifications. That way, by being totally compliant with them, you will preserve your data. You will do that in a very interactive way. (posted on March 23, 2018)
  • How to change the information displayed by the dynamic tree (Curved arrow.svg click on the link on the left). You want the dynamic tree to display information of your choice. Learn how to install new blueprints, and that way design the information the way you want. (posted on April 04, 2018)

Old videos :
Require attentionN.B.: Some of these videos are made using Ancestris v. 0.8.

  1. It's important to watch them from the first one to the last one. You have information in the first ones that help to understand the other ones.

You speak finnish? If so, please help us to translate that page into finnish. If you don't know how to change a text on a wiki web site, send your translation to francois@ancestris.org - Thank you.
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