Tag Archives: New FamilySearch

AQ Version 14.00.13

AQ Version 14.00.13 is here. This morning, I started Ancestral Quest, and I found this News screen. It may look to you like you should click on the Update button on the left of the red line. If you do, you will not see anything happen. There are two links on the right side of …

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AQ Version 14.00.11

AQ 14.00.11 is here When Ancestral Quest 14.00.10 became available, with access to the Family Tree, it was a major programming effort. Gaylon Findlay, the creator of Ancestral Quest, referred to it as a lobotomy.  As a programmer, I would expect minor corrections to be needed when the general public has a chance to use …

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Family Tree

Family Tree Access is Here If you haven’t yet downloaded version 14.00.10 of Ancestral Quest, please do it now. The new version is unique. It directly accesses and updates the Family Tree (FT). It also accesses the old FamilySearch database (nFS). The values moved from nFS to FT were the summary values seen in new.familysearch.org, …

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Family Tree Preparation

Family Tree Preparation This is not a typical AQ Will Do posting. I am concerned about the things I am seeing when I look at the data that will be transferred from the new.FamilySearch.org database to the Family Tree. As I have looked through my own family records, I have seen many things with which …

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DNA

DNA – The Gene in Genealogy Storing your genome Ancestral Quest provides for storing the results of your DNA testing. This is done on the More tab of the Edit Individual screen. To enter your DNA markers click on the DNA Markers… button. Hers and His DNA testing is gender specific. Females require mitochondrial testing.  If …

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OFSL AQ Standard Updated

Ogden FamilySearch Library AQ Standard Small Update – Big Difference This posting is for patrons at the Ogden (Utah, USA) FamilySearch Library. I have made a small change to how Ancestral Quest runs at the Library.  When you start Ancestral Quest, you tell it whether to open your database or restore it from your backup. …

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Tutorials

Ancestral Quest Tutorials Learn Ancestral Quest from the Expert at Home In my classes at the Ogden FamilySearch Library, I use tutorials produced by Gaylon Findlay, of Incline Software, to teach the basic concepts of Ancestral Quest. He wrote Ancestral Quest, which is the basis for PAF, so who better to teach the class? To …

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PAF or AQ

PAF or Ancestral Quest? Which should I use, and Why? Many people were first introduced to genealogical record keeping on a computer through the Personal Ancestral File program, PAF.  They followed it through many changes and improvements, and they felt comfortable using it, clear up to version 5.2.18. Then came FamilySearch. PAF doesn’t do FamilySearch. People started …

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Reports

How To – Reports in Ancestral Quest One topic missing from the online video tutorials is Reports. Reports are accessed by clicking the Reports icon on the Toolbar. The Reports icon is the printer shown in the red square above. The available report types are listed at the top of the Reports and Charts screen. …

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Nu 2 AQ – FS Set Summary

Set Summary – Family Tree Values in AQ From the Review with FamilySearch screen, you are able to see the values which show in the Summary screen in new.FamilySearch. These are the values which will be seen in the Family Tree. To help you prepare for this transition, Ancestral Quest also lets you Set the …

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