Family History

Ancestris – family tree software

Ancestris is generalogy software that keeps your research under control.

It can manage several genealogies at the same time. Tree sharing allows you to automatically find common ancestors with other users and share information with them.

You can create your (individual and family) forms, edit reports (lists, statistics…), store multimedia content (photos, videos…). You can make your family book, print your pedigree chart or your descendancy chart. In addition, there’s a number of extensions (plugins) for the verification of the GEDCOM format, the geolocation of the events in your genealogy. You can browse the net without leaving Ancestris.

Ancestris is cross-platform software as it’s written in the Java programming language.

Features include:

  • Manage an unlimited number of individuals, families and other documents.
  • More than 30 tools to manipulate your genealogy and to analyze that information.
  • Keep control of your data with full compatibility with the GEDCOM standard.
  • Internet publication integrated.
  • Sophisticated editors – Cygnus editor, Gedcom editor, Aries editor.
  • Dynamic tree view.
  • Geographical view.
  • Chronological view.
  • Simple
  • List of places view.
  • Table of places view.
  • Advanced search functionality.
  • Simple calculator.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Extensible with various plugins available including:
    • Exports – Cousins GenWeb – create a file compatible with the “Cousins GenWeb” import format function.
    • Exports – GeneWeb – create a file compatible with the “GeneWeb” import format function.
    • Library – Graphstream.
    • Look and Feel – InfoNode – Java Swing look and feel based on the Metal look and feel.
    • Look and Feel – jTattoo – change the appearance of the program with harmonic color themes.
    • Registers records – record lists contained in registers (held by city halls, public officers, notaries, etc).
    • View – Graph – displays your tree as a graph.
  • Internationalization support – with translates for 13 languages.
  • Mature software.

Developer: Ancestris
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

Ancestris in action
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Ancestris is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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