Compare Ancestral Quest Versions

This chart should help you determine which version of Ancestral Quest is right for you. Ancestral Quest is the full program that makes Family History fun and easy. Ancestral Quest Basics contains the basic, key features needed to record your family history, without all the bells and whistles.

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Ancestral
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Basics

AQ Basics
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Price for Download Free Free $29.95
General Features      
Add/Edit Individuals X X X
Add/Edit Marriage and Relationships X X X
Mark Relationships as Confidential   X X
Individuals can be marked as Confidential   X X
Add any event or fact to a record X X X
Events can be marked as Private   X X
LDS Support (Optional) X X X
Create GEDCOM files X X X
Import GEDCOM files X X X
Place scrapbook items in GEDCOM file     X
Backup Databases X X X
Restore Databases X X X
Search for Individuals X X X
Search for Marriages X X X
Advanced filtering (select groups) X X X
Select by basic Relationships X X X
Select by Other Fields X   X
Select All Related X   X
PAF Compatibility      
Directly open and work with a PAF file X X X
Convert a PAF file to an AQ file N/A X X
Convert an AQ file to a PAF file N/A   X
Most screens are identical or very similar to PAF's screens X X X
Most reports are identical or very similar to PAF's reports X X X
Can be accessed from PAF's Tools menu N/A X X
Reports and Charts      
Single and Cascading Pedigree Charts X X X
Blank Pedigree Charts X X X
Fan Charts     X
Notes and Sources printed with Pedigree Charts     X
Source Images printed with Charts that show sources     X
Single and Cascading Family Group Sheets X X X
Blank Family Group Sheets X X X
Ancestry Charts X X X
Siblings on Ancestry Charts     X
Ancestry Wall Charts X X X
Customizable boxes on Ancestry Wall Charts X   X
Descendant Charts X X X
Descendant Wall Charts X X X
Customizable boxes on Descendant Wall Charts X   X
Dropline Descendant Charts     X
Timeline Charts     X
Narrative Descendant Report (Modified Register) X X X
Narrative Ancestral Report (Ahnentafel) X X X
Siblings on Ahnentafel     X
Color Coding on Many Charts     X
Print Tags on Many Charts     X
Print all Reports to PDF File (in 32 bit versions of Windows)     X
Print most Reports to text file     X
Print Narrative Reports to RTF (MS Word/OpenOffice) files X   X
Print Narrative Reports to WordPerfect files     X
Unlinked Individual List X X X
Duplicate Individuals List X X X
Sorted Individual Lists X X X
Sorted Marriage Lists X X X
Possible Problems Report X X X
End of Line Individuals Report X X X
Family Reunion Contact Lists X   X
Sorted Place Report X   X
Scrapbook Items List     X
LDS Individual Ordinance Reports X X X
LDS Marriage Sealing Reports X X X
Birthday/Anniversary Calendars X   X
Research Log     X
Line of Descent Chart (Direct line from an ancestor to a descendant)     X
Individual Summary Chart X X X
Scrapbook Pages Report X   X
Custom Reports X   X
List of Sources X   X
List of Citations for a Source X   X
Line of Descent Report (any two people to common ancestor)     X
Easily print large charts to large paper (with PDF)     X
Customize sentences for Narrative reports X X X
Publish a Compiled Family History     X
Research*      
Direct links to records in Ancestry.com*   X X
Standard searches on FamilySearch site X X X
Newer search abilities on FamilySearch site     X
Searches on WorldVitalRecords*   X X
Searches on other Internet sites*     X
Create your own Internet Searches     X
Synchronize with FamilySearch Family Tree   X X
FamilySearch Family Tree Compatibility      
Family Tree Share Certified   X X
Access, Sync and Update Certified   X X
Multi-Language Certified   X X
Helper Certified     X
PAF Add-In and Import Certified N/A X X
Print Certified   X X
Ordinance Reservation and Request Certified   X X
Import Ancestral Lines from FamilySearch   X X
Match Individuals   X X
Sync Individuals   X X
Link/Sync Families   X X
Link/Sync Groups     X
Set Family Tree Values     X
Auto Update All Ordinances     X
Read and Add to Discussions     X
Check for Changes on FamilySearch     X
Keep local Data in sync with LDS Temple data   X X
Ordinance Card Inventory System     X
Group Ordinances in Batches   X X
Review Batches Singly   X X
Review Batches all together     X
Notes and Sources      
Add Notes to Individuals X X X
Add Notes to Marriages X X X
Spell Check Notes     X
Add Sources to any event X X X
Share source citations between multiple events   X X
Attach original source images to sources/citations X   X
Sources designed around Evidence! X X X
Categorize Sources   X X
See Citations of a source     X
Change order of sources for an event     X
Select from sources of a single type   X X
Multimedia / Scrapbook      
Number of photos you can attach to each person No limit One No limit
Store Video and Sound Clips for each Person X   X
Store Other Documents for each Person     X
Store Scrapbook Objects on Internet     X
Internet      
Create Web Pages X X X
Navigation      
5 Generation Pedigree View X X X
Family View X X X
Name Index X X X
Sort Name Index by RIN or Name X X X
Sort Name Index by any field     X
Sort Name Index by any 3 fields     X
Individual Summary View     X
Timeline View     X
Back and Forward browser type buttons     X
Bookmark Individuals     X
Relationship Search X X X
Tools      
Add "To Do" Items     X
Research Manager     X
Relationship Calculator X   X
Date Calculator X   X
Soundex Calculator X   X
Generate Relationship Notations X X X
Color Coding     X
Assign Tags for Any Purpose     X
Generate Custom IDs     X
Convert Names to Mixed Case X   X
Convert Place Names to/from Abbreviations     X
Move Scrapbook Items to a different folder     X
Detailed log of Changes     X
Merging      
Merge Individuals X X X
Auto Merge Individuals X X X
Database Compare Merge     X
Merge Sources X X X
Merge Citations     X
Merge Repositories     X
Language      
Enter Names, Places, Notes in any language X X X
Translate screens and reports into any language     X
Use translations done by others X X X
Collaboration      
Make your file available to others     X
Make changes to other's files     X
View other's files   X X
Technical Support      
Tips & Tricks, FAQs on AQ website N/A X X
AQ Groups forums N/A X X
Help from Incline Support Staff N/A   X


N/A = Not applicable

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