Tree Share (full tree read and write) - Certified to read and write Family Tree data to match, compare, and modify records. Also includes required certification for sources, discussions, change history, and interaction with community members.
Sources Certified to read Family Tree data allowing user to match and reference online "sources' such as records, photos, documents, and media that provide evidence of events and relationships.
Discussions Certified to read, write, and comment on discussion threads for individual records in Family Tree.
Change History Certified to read and list changes made by contributors to the Family Tree, sources, and discussions.
LDS Support Certified that specific data and features for 'LDS members only' can only be accessed when the user is appropriately logged in to FamilySearch. Tree Access Certification is necessary for reading ordinance information, Tree Share Certification is necessary for requesting, changing, sharing, and printing Family Ordinance Requests (FORs).
Ancestral Quest was the first desktop family tree program to be certified to access,
update and sync with New FamilySearch (NFS), and is now certified to share and collaborate with Family Tree. AQ has met the rigorous standards
set by FamilySearch to be certified for Tree Share, Sources, Discussions, Change History and LDS Support. (See panel to left for details.) No other
software has received more certifications than Ancestral Quest.
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Ancestral Quest allows you to view notes from both your personal file and the records of Family Tree. Whether you store most of your documentation in Notes or in Sources, AQ will allow
you to transfer that documentation to Family Tree. AQ is the only Tree Share certified program that allows
you to exchange notes between your file and Family Tree.
In addition to meeting the requirements for FamilySearch Sources certification, Ancestral Quest provides exacting
genealogists with an extra bonus. In most desktop family tree programs, sources are recorded with such details as the
source Title, Author, Publication
Facts, Repository, Page Number, Source Quality, etc. In Family Tree, sources provide this information
as a formatted 'citation', but do not contain the
detailed breakdown of this data. AQ allows users to send the breakdown of these details to
Family Tree to be stored in the Notes portion of the Family Tree source. This allows other
users of a desktop program to later import
the source in such a way that the Title, Author, Repository, etc., are properly brought back from Family Tree.
Ancestral Quest is the only full-featured family tree program which is both Tree Share certified by
FamilySearch and can share data between Family Tree and a PAF 5 file.
Unique Continued Access to New.FamilySearch
In addition to being Certified with Family Tree, Ancestral Quest
allows users to not only see the data of Family Tree, but also the additional opinions of birth, christening, death and burial
from new.FamilySearch. This can be very helpful in three ways:
- Correcting Data on Family Tree As you compare the information in your own
personal database with the data in the Family Tree, AQ allows you to optionally also see the additional opinions of nFS. As you see
data from all three databases simultaneously, you will notice that even though many times Family Tree has
imported the best data from nFS, sometimes it has instead imported erroneous data from nFS, leaving the correct data only on the nFS
system or in your personal file. AQ provides a special function that allows you to select the correct data from nFS and move it to
the Family Tree. Watch video tutorial.
- Incorrectly Combined Records Many of the records on Family Tree seem to have the wrong information, because they were improperly
combined with records of different people. The easiest way to discern and analyze these records is by using AQ's unique ability to view the other
opinions of nFS along with the Family Tree data.
- Matching Your Records to Family Tree When the records on Family Tree have been improperly combined, they have data that no longer
matches your records, even when they are a match. When you use AQ's ability to see the other data from New.FamilySearch, you will often see
the data in these records that matches your records, thus helping you correctly match the records in Family Tree with your own records.