Upcoming Training Events

There are various family history fairs and expo events where Incline Software offers classes or other instructional avenues. There are also Genealogy Societies or Family History Centers where Ancestral Quest classes are taught.

Ancestral Quest
Learning Center

There are several tutorials available that will help you learn to use Ancestral Quest. Some of the tutorials can be downloaded; see the details below.

General Program Training

These training materials cover the general features of Ancestral Quest.

Update Ancestral Quest 14 - Screenshots

This tutorial explains the process of updating version 14 of Ancestral Quest to the latest software build.

Access the update screenshots

Ancestral Quest 14 - Video Tutorial

This tutorial explains the new features in version 14 of Ancestral Quest. It includes information about the upgrade/update options for users of both the free version and paid versions of the program.

Watch the Ancestral Quest 14 video tutorial

Overview - Video Tutorial

This is a general overview of Ancestral Quest, with tips on getting started. (18 min)

Watch the Overview video tutorial

Quick Start Video Tutorial

A collection of 15 short lessons on basic features of Ancestral Quest, including entering individuals and families, printing charts, importing, exporting, scrapbooking, and more. Watch all lessons or just one, by selecting a topic from the menu. (This video is included on all CD copies of AQ.)

This video was created for AQ version 11. The basic features reviewed here still apply to newer versions, such as AQ 14 and AQ 12.x.

You can optionally download a zip file (38MB) of this tutorial, which will let you run it when you're not connected to the Internet.

Launch the Quick Start Video Tutorial

Training on Features Dealing with FamilySearch.Org

These training items will help you learn about the tools in Ancestral Quest that allow you to access and work with the Family Tree of FamilySearch.org.

NOTE: Ancestral Quest now works directly with the Family Tree rather than with New.FamilySearch, but most of the video presentations below have not yet been updated. The new screens of AQ have only very minor differences from what you will see in the tutorials, so the tutorials still teach the concepts. Whenever the tutorial mentions "New.FamilySearch", simply think, "Family Tree," and you'll be fine. We will update these tutorials in the near future.

Supercharge Ancestral Quest and Family Tree with nFS - Video

This video presents techniques in Ancestral Quest 14 which will help you prepare your Ancestral Records for the Family Tree of FamilySearch, and improve your ability to match records.

Date Uploaded: 10 Mar 2014

This video can also be watched and shared on our YouTube channel.

View this video

Overview - Video

Quick video overview of the features in Ancestral Quest which allow an AQ or PAF user to synchronize their data with the Family Tree of FamilySearch.

View the Overview video

Overview - Screen Shots

Quick overview of the features in Ancestral Quest which allow an AQ or PAF user to synchronize their data with the Family Tree of FamilySearch (web page, showing sample screens).

Date Updated: 28 Mar 2014

Access the Overview Screen Shots

Full Training Tutorial - Video

A collection of 11 lessons on using the different features in AQ which allow the user to synchronize AQ or PAF data with the Family Tree of FamilySearch, including Linking, Syncing, Uploading, Downloading, Merging, Family Syncing and more. Watch all lessons or just one, by selecting a topic from the menu.

You can optionally download a zip file (19MB) containing this tutorial, which will let you run it when you're not connected to the Internet.

Watch the Full Training Tutorial video

Full Training Tutorial for PAF Users - Video

This is just like the Full Training Tutorial, above, but with some extra tips and guidance for users of PAF 5.

View the Full Training Tutorial for PAF Users video

Link and Sync Individuals - Video

A short lesson on linking and synchronizing individuals in an AQ or PAF file with the Family Tree of FamilySearch.

Start the Link and Sync Individuals video

Upload Data to Family Tree - Video

Lesson on uploading PAF, AQ or GEDCOM data to Family Tree without using GEDCOM.

Watch the Upload Data to Family Tree video

Finding Names for Temple Submission - Video

Date Uploaded: 5 Mar 2014

Lesson on importing both ancestral family lines and descendant ancestral lines, with technique for finding names for temple submissions

Watch the Finding Names for Temple Submissions video

Training on LDS Temple Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System (ORTS)

These training materials deal with AQ's ability to reserve and track ordinances for the temple.

Full Training - Video

This video tutorial will give you a complete look at the screens and procedures for reserving and tracking LDS ordinances from either a PAF or AQ file.

You can optionally download a zip file (13MB) containing this tutorial, which will let you run it when you're not connected to the Internet.

View the ORTS Full Training video

ORTS Overview - PDF

This document shows you most of the screens and procedures for reserving and tracking LDS ordinances.

Access the ORTS Overview PDF file

ORTS Overview - Video

A collection of 11 lessons on using the different features in AQ which allow the user to synchronize AQ or PAF data with new FamilySearch, including Linking, Syncing, Uploading, Downloading, Combining, Family Syncing and more. Watch all lessons or just one, by selecting a topic from the menu.

Watch the ORTS Overview video