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What are the differences between Ancestris and other genealogy programs? Its features.


100% gedcom compliant

Ancestris respects the gedcom specifications. It's very very rare for a program to be compliant with the gedcom specs; Ancestris is one of the few available on the market. And you know what? Ancestris is free. It's an opensource project developed by people fond of genealogy.

Read more about GEDCOM...

Gedcom certified stamp

Your data are preserved

Gedcom data security and integrity logo

Ancestris works on the gedcom file itself. It's easy to see the advantages of this. A gedcom file is a text file, so it can be opened using a simple editor, such as notepad for windows, or gedit for linux, etc...

Ancestris will never modify your data when it reads your gedcom file, even if your data come from another genealogy program which is not 100% gedcom compliant. It will "respect" the mistakes made by the other genealogy program. You will be advised of those mistakes, but your gedcom file won't be modified at all. This means that if you want to read your gedcom file with your previous genealogy program, it won't complain about your data, as it will find its original records.

Same program for all operating systems

The same program can be run on different operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and MacOs.

What does that mean? No need to export your data. No need to transform your data to be read, updated, etc, on another operating system that your friend, or a member of your family is running. You run Windows. Your nephew has a MacOS computer. You will be able to exchange your data with a sureness of the integrity of your data. He updates your genealogy and sends it to you? 100% of what he has done will be read by you on your computer.

Ancestris runs on Windows, Linux and Mac

Very powerful

Ancestris comes with a gedcom editor. With it you will be able to add all tags you can find in the gedcom specifications. Of course, you won't have a very sophisticated GUI (Graphical User Interface), but it's the key for such power.

Heavy development

Java code

Our team works hard on Ancestris. Once an official release is out, no new feature(s) will be added; this is the stable release. If a bug is reported, it will be fixed very quickly, in the development release. Updates for our development releases are available weekly, or sometimes daily.


Plugins. Yes, you can extend the capabilities of Ancestris using plugins.


Following this link you will see some screenshots we have made. Maybe the actual version is a little bit different from what you can see there, because development goes on, and we want to improve Ancestris according to what you need, to what you expect.

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