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Create Family Trees

You can create your family trees quickly, easily, and intuitively with Ancestral Quest.

The Pedigree View

See the big picture. Quickly scan and navigate ancestral lines. Easily Add individuals onto the end of ancestral lines

The Family View

Add and link individuals into families and ancestral lines using the intuitive Family View. Access marriage as well as individual data. Navigate through the pedigree linked data.

The Name List View

Work from a sorted list of names! Sort by name, place, date, RIN or other fields.

Descendants View - Premium Feature*

A much-requested new feature, the Descendants view joins the Pedigree, Family, Name List, Individual, and Timeline view tabs along the top of the program. This gives you yet another way to view and navigate the records within your database.

You can click on the various buttons to the right or left of individuals to navigate, including the special left arrow next to the main person, which will let you change the focus to a parent. You can select 1, 2 or 3 generations of descendants, then expand selected lines up to 6 generations deep.

The Individual View - Premium Feature*

View all the information about an individual on one screen: events, notes, sources, pictures, parents, siblings, spouses, children, To Do items, and more.

Research Timeline View - Premium Feature*

The research timeline is intended to help you see clues that will assist you in researching your family history. This tool allows you to see the events in a person's lifetime. Sometimes, when you see pertinent events that may have affected your ancestors, it draws your attention to other resources you could look at to learn more about them.

There are several pre-designed event groups to choose from, and you can add your own events, as well. The Timeline view is interactive: go ahead and click on names, dates, places to see how it responds. A Timeline report is also available for printing.

Individual Edit Screens

Edit all the vital information for an individual on these screens. Record the standard genealogical data and enter data on as many events as you need to fully document the individual.

*Premium Features are those which require the purchase of an Ancestral Quest Registration Key and are not available in the free Ancestral Quest Basics. Not all premium features are identified in the above list. You can view a comparison chart of the features available in the two versions of AQ.

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