Ancestral Quest System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows
    • Ancestral Quest and Ancestral Quest Basics version 14 require Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000. AQ runs on both 32- and 64-bit systems.
    • Ancestral Quest is not available as a native Macintosh program at the present time. You can run AQ on a Mac if you install Windows on the Mac, typically by installing VMware Fusion or Parallels first. See the FAQs page for more information.
  • EGA or higher resolution display (VGA Recommended)
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 40 MB hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive for installation (if obtaining the program on CD)
  • Optional, for enhanced multimedia capabilities:
    • Scanner
    • Sound card, speakers, microphone
    • Video capture board, USB or Firewire, or another means to import video
  • Optional, for NetFam™ Collaboration:
    • an additional 40 MB hard disk space
    • an Internet connection
    • support drivers for ODBC, MDAC and SQL (Available from this web site, if not pre-installed on your computer.)
  • Optional, for FamilySearch Family Tree capabilities:
    • an Internet connection
    • an account created on the FamilySearch.org website
  • Optional, for printing charts and reports to PDF files:
    • If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, AQ comes preinstalled with a PDF creating driver.
    • If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you will need your own PDF creating driver. If you don't already have one, you can download a free PDF driver from the Internet.