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File:Ancestris Logo.png
Logo of the Ancestris software
Overview of the Ancestris software
Overview of Ancestris
Developer(s)Ancestris Association
Initial releaseAugust 2, 1998; 21 years ago (1998-08-02)
Stable release
Current: 0.9 (24 December 2016; 3 years ago (2016-12-24))
Preview release
0.10 / 1 May 2018; 2 years ago (2018-05-01)
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Written inJava
    Operating systemOS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris, BSD
    Available inMultilingual
    TypeGenealogy software
    LicenseGNU General Public License Logo.png Search Ancestris on Amazon.

    Ancestris is a free genealogy software.[1][2] compliant with the 5.5 and 5.5.1 GEDCOM norms. It is a free software under GNU GPL 2.0, and is available for macOS, Windows, Linux and Solaris. It is written in Java and relies on the NetBeans platform from Oracle and the Apache Software Foundation.

    Main Features[edit]

    Ancestris offers numerous features among wihich:

    • Unlimited addition and modification of individuals, families, photos and other media, notes, sources, repositories
    • Dynamic tree visualization and modification on the fly
    • Customizable multi-windows environment
    • Automatic imports from other genealogy software
    • Several genealogies can be edited at the same time
    • Several possible views of the genealogy: geographical, chronological, tables
    • Two different levels of editors : easy and comprehensive
    • Assistant editor to directly edit in GEDCOM format
    • Places editor with automatic internet search of locations
    • Mass update from civil and parish registers
    • Web publishing
    • Genealogical search among users
    • No need for exports, except when customized
    • Customized export to Geneanet
    • General Reporting
    • Tools: Sosa Daboville numbering, date calculation, family groups, duplicate detection and merge, etc.

    Data control[edit]

    Filename extension.ged
    Type of formatGenealogy data exchange
    Open format?Yes

    Ancestris directly edits GEDCOM files. This provides users with total control on their data, avoids the risk of loosing data during exports, and makes it easier to exchange genealogical data between people.

    Ancestris offers a maximum of capacity to control and manage genealogical data:

    • Data is always stored and only stored oin the GEDCOM files, making it accessible for ever and not dependent on any software
    • 100% compliant with 5.5 and 5.5.1 GEDCOM norms
    • Automatic import feature fixes potential GEDCOM anomalies
    • Check of GEDCOM compliance
    • Check of anomalies and inconsistencies in the data
    • Ability to tag specific pieces of information
    • Ability to encrypt pieces of information
    • Compliant with Unicode

    Users support[edit]

    Ancestris offers access to a community of users and contributors with reactive support. This community is made of genealogy specialists, translators, coders, and regular users.


    Ancestris is available in English, French, Spanish, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Norvegian, Polish, Portuguese, Latvian and Swedish.

    Contributions to science[edit]

    In 2009 and 2010, the Ancestris team assisted Nadine Pellen, a researcher on cystic fibrosis. Thanks to a few algorithms built specifically as plugins to Ancestris, she could conduct her research in due course by consolidating 250 genalogical trees and 258 000 individuals. On March 18, 2013, she publishes « Cystic fibrosis in legacy »[4]

    Available in linux distributions[edit]

    Ancestris is available in two Linux distributions:


    External links[edit]

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