Ancestris, Version 11 Notes

Ancestris 11, an update from the previously reviewed version 10, is much more robust now. As a major improvement, the development team put up comprehensive documentation on their site.

After having gotten used to the interface, which is customizable, things have improved. Navigating the three editor panes is easy, just pick the one you like and go with it.

The output options are still bare-bones web page output. I’d like to see something like a register-style report than have whatever I’ve chosen to “print out” be put up on the internet. It’s still easier to have Lifelines do the report for me. I wrote a modified version of one that came with Lifelines to mimic the New England Historical Genealogical Society’s format.

Ancestris is a free genealogy program written in Java. It runs on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems.