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.

Overview - Video Tutorial

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

Date Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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

Overview - Video Interview with KCSG Television

This interview was conducted at the St George, Utah Family History Expo on February 24, 2012 between Dawn McLain of KCSG and Gaylon Findlay of Incline Software. It provides a good overview of Ancestral Quest. Since that interview, version 14 was introduced with additional features, and the connection between FamilySearch has shifted from nFS to Family Tree. (10 min)

Watch the Interview

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

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

Classroom Topics

Following are recorded discussions of various general topics taught in training classes

Topic

Date of Class

Date Posted

Venue

Organization of these Training Videos

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Setting a Password on AQ

8 Mar 2014

11 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Finding People and Defining Groups

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Getting Help with AQ

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Printing Descendant Charts/Viewing Descendants

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Analyzing Relationships

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

Setting Home Person and Using Bookmarks

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

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Printing Large Charts

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

Source Images

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

Updating AQ

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

Family Reunion Contacts

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Report and Chart Destinations

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Opening Multiple Databases

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Pot Pourri of Topics, including Backup Strategies, Moving Files between Desktop and Laptop, Change Log

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Publishing a Family Book

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Uploading Pictures to Internet

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Recorded Classes

Whether you attended these classes and wish to review them, or if you were unable to attend but wish you could have been there, you will get useful information about how to get the most out of Ancestral Quest by reviewing these classes.

Date Posted

Date of Class

Presenter

Venue

Class Title

23 Jun 2014

14 Jun 2014

Gaylon Findlay

UVTAGG
(Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)

Analyzing Relationships / General Questions

Watch this video

1 Jul 2014

12 Apr 2014

Gaylon Findlay

UVTAGG
(Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)

Finding People / Defining Groups

Watch this video

11 Jul 2014

8 Mar 2014

Gaylon Findlay

UVTAGG
(Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)

Using nFS with AQ and Family Tree / General Questions

Watch this video

22 Jul 2014

12 Jul 2014

Gaylon Findlay

UVTAGG
(Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)

Family reunion contacts, publishing a Family Book, and uploading photos to the Internet

Watch this video

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

Classroom Topics

Following are recorded discussions of various topics related to AQ's interface with FamilySearch Family Tree taught in training classes

Topic

Date of Class

Date Posted

Venue

Using AQ's Unique Ability to Use nFS in Tandem with Family Tree

8 Mar 2014

11 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Tips on Speeding up Imports from Family Tree

8 Mar 2014

11 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Syncing Notes between your Personal file (.aq or .paf) and Family Tree

8 Mar 2014

11 Jul 2014

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Syncing Sources between your Personal file (.aq or .paf) and Family Tree

8 Mar 2014

11 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Using AQ's Unique Ability to Use nFS in Tandem with Family Tree

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Importing Family Lines from Family Tree

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Handling Changing PIDs of FamilySearch

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Automatically Link All Records with FamilySearch Family Tree

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

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.

Date Updated: 4 June 2014

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

Classroom Topics

Following are recorded discussions of LDS Ordinance topics taught in training classes

Topic

Date of Class

Date Posted

Venue

Tips on Using ORTS - Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System

12 Apr 2014

1 Jul 2014

UVTAGG

Handling LDS Ordinances

14 Jun 2014

23 Jun 2014

UVTAGG

Answering Questions before Reserving LDS Ordinances

12 Jul 2014

22 Jul 2014

UVTAGG