Ancestral Quest is available for Mac
Ancestral Quest Basics is available for free!
We welcome those that are migrating from Family Tree Maker! Click here for special information.
FamilySearch implemented a change in April 2021 that requires you to update AQ. Click here for more information.
If you need the latest update for AQ 16, you can get it, here.
If you need to re-install your copy of AQ, you can download your version of the Ancestral Quest installer file, here on our site.
Do you need to use Ancestral Quest or Ancestral Quest Basics in a language other than English? Most add-on language modules are free.
Family Tree Software for Windows and Mac
Silver Anniversary: For 25 years, millions of users have chosen Ancestral Quest as their tool to record and share their family tree.
Ancestral Quest (AQ) family tree software is the perfect genealogy program for beginners and professionals alike. Enter the details of your family using simple forms for individuals and relationships, including documentation. Preserve specific memories by storing scrapbooks on each person. Allow AQ's built-in TreeTips technology to scan over 30 billion records in the world's largest online repositories of genealogical records to assist you in your research efforts. Easily view your family from different angles using the Pedigree, Descendants, Family and Timeline view. Use AQ's award winning listing and filtering tools to locate records and look for anomolies. Share your family tree by printing charts and reports such as Pedigree charts, Family Group sheets, Ancestry charts, Descendant charts, birthday calendars, and so much more.
Version 16 of Ancestral Quest is now available
The newest version of Ancestral Quest is now available!
You can now see your family tree in a Descendants view. You can dress up many charts by printing them over top of your favorite photos or other backgrounds.
You can speed up entry of shared events and photos with new Share features. You can enjoy improved options for syncing data with FamilySearch Family Tree.
(AQ received an award in 2009 from FamilySearch for providing the Most Comprehensive Syncing with FamilySearch FamilyTree. Over the years since, AQ has
continued to make strides to maintain its lead over the competition.)
These are just the very tip of the iceberg of many new features being introduced with Ancestral Quest Version 16!
Owners of Previous AQ Versions
You will definitely want to take a look at the new features available in the latest upgrade to this award-winning family history program. You may also want to check out the FAQs on Upgrading to version 16.
If you currently have a registered copy of an earlier version of Ancestral Quest, you will want to purchase an Upgrade to access the new AQ 16 features.
Free Ancestral Quest Basics Program
Ancestral Quest 16 is available in two versions. Ancestral Quest Basics is free genealogy software that has the essential features for working with your family tree, including some updated features in accessing FamilySearch Family Tree. The full Ancestral Quest program adds even more abilities and features that make it the complete family history solution. (If you've already been using Ancestral Quest Basics 15, you'll want to upgrade to Ancestral Quest Basics 16 for free.)