New FamilySearch Features
Quest 12.1 was the first family tree program to be certified by FamilySearch to access and update the
Family Tree database of new.FamilySearch.org. AQ is now certified to reserve
and request ordinances with New FamilySearch (NFS), which means you can
reserve ordinances and create FORs. AQ is also a FamilySearch
certified PAF add-in, which means that a user of PAF 5 can use AQ 12.1 to
synchronize his/her local PAF database with the Family Tree of new
FamilySearch and reserve ordinance right from your PAF records. So whether you use AQ by itself, or want to use PAF with AQ as
an add-in, you will be able to synchronize your data with new FamilySearch.
AQ is the only full-featured family tree program certified by
FamilySearch to reserve ordinances for a PAF file.
Features to Connect Your Data with new.FamilySearch.org
- Helper. If you don't yet have access to NFS, take your
copy of AQ on a flash drive, along with your PAF or AQ database, to someone
who has access, and let them sign in to help you as you sync your records
with NFS, clean up your family lines in NFS, and reserve ordinances, print
FORs, and track the ordinances and ordinance cards.
- Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System (ORTS). Put
AQ into a new "Temple Mode", which allows you to see at a glance which
records are missing ordinances. Select individual records or groups of
records from your PAF or AQ file, then check with the temple system on NFS
to see if the ordinances need to be done. If ordinances are needed, reserve
the records either for you to take care of or for the temples to manage. For
those ordinances you have elected to manage, create FORs and track the
progress of the ordinances, updating your local file as ordinances are
completed. ORTS also includes an ordinance card inventory system, which
allows you to assign cards to others, such as your cousin or another ward
member, and keep tabs on how they are progressing. You can also reprint
cards if needed and even unreserve ordinances.
- Matching. Perform matches on individuals or
groups to determine which of your local records
have corresponding records in the Family Tree of new.FamilySearch.org.
During the individual matching process, you can identify duplicate records
in nFS and combine them. The Group Sync process is the quick way to
determine which of your local records already exist in the Family Tree of
- Import/Export. With the click of a mouse, import individuals and families from nFS into your local
file, or export individuals and families from your local file into nFS. No more need
to use GEDCOM to transfer information from your local file into nFS.
- Clean nFS. Easily identify and combine duplicates in the Family Tree of nFS.
You can do this while initially matching individuals and groups between your
records and nFS, or you can later look for additional duplicates after your
records are already matched.
- Synchronize Individuals. Compare individuals in your database side-by-side with the corresponding
individuals in nFS, and synchronize information between your file and the Family
Tree with the click of a mouse. Be able to quickly transfer information you
find in nFS to your local records and quickly transfer your own research
into the corresponding records in nFS without having to re-type.
- Synchronize Families. Compare families in your file side-by-side with the corresponding families
in nFS as you update your families with any additional information in the Family
Tree, and update the Family Tree with information from your file. While you
are examining families, you will often notice duplicate parents, spouses or
children in the Family Tree of nFS. These can be easily combined.
- Get Ancestors. Import ancestors from the Family Tree into your existing file or create
a new file with ancestral lines from the Family Tree. All LDS Ordinances will
be brought into your local file from nFS if you have the LDS options turned on.
This feature remains active even if you never register your copy of AQ 12.1.
- Identify Matched Records. New columns in the Name List let you sort by nFS ID to help you identify
which individuals have been linked to nFS and which have not. Also, as you
work with your family tree in the Pedigree and Family views, each record
that has been matched with nFS has a mark by the name.
- LDS Ordinances. Easily check your records with missing
ordinances against the corresponding records in nFS to see whether the LDS
Ordinances have been completed, and with the click of a mouse, update your
records. If nFS is missing ordinance information that you have in your file,
simply select your ordinance data and send it to nFS to get their records
- Check for Changes. Quickly check matched records to see
if any additional changes have been made in the nFS records.
- Unlink. If you find a match is wrong between your local
record and the corresponding record in nFS, you can easily unlink the
records. Or, if you no longer want your records associated with the
corresponding records in nFS, you can quickly unlink a group of records or
all records in your file.
- Deleting Individuals. If you have accidentally added a
person to nFS, AQ gives you the tools to remove that record from the Family
Tree of nFS.
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