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New FamilySearch Features

FamilySearch Certified LogoAncestral Quest 12.1 was the first family tree program to be certified by FamilySearch to access and update the Family Tree database of new.FamilySearch.org. AQ is now certified to reserve and request ordinances with New FamilySearch (NFS), which means you can reserve ordinances and create FORs. AQ is also a FamilySearch certified PAF add-in, which means that a user of PAF 5 can use AQ 12.1 to synchronize his/her local PAF database with the Family Tree of new FamilySearch and reserve ordinance right from your PAF records. So whether you use AQ by itself, or want to use PAF with AQ as an add-in, you will be able to synchronize your data with new FamilySearch. AQ is the only full-featured family tree program certified by FamilySearch to reserve ordinances for a PAF file.

Features to Connect Your Data with new.FamilySearch.org

  • Helper. If you don't yet have access to NFS, take your copy of AQ on a flash drive, along with your PAF or AQ database, to someone who has access, and let them sign in to help you as you sync your records with NFS, clean up your family lines in NFS, and reserve ordinances, print FORs, and track the ordinances and ordinance cards.
  • Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System (ORTS). Put AQ into a new "Temple Mode", which allows you to see at a glance which records are missing ordinances. Select individual records or groups of records from your PAF or AQ file, then check with the temple system on NFS to see if the ordinances need to be done. If ordinances are needed, reserve the records either for you to take care of or for the temples to manage. For those ordinances you have elected to manage, create FORs and track the progress of the ordinances, updating your local file as ordinances are completed. ORTS also includes an ordinance card inventory system, which allows you to assign cards to others, such as your cousin or another ward member, and keep tabs on how they are progressing. You can also reprint cards if needed and even unreserve ordinances.
  • Matching. Perform matches on individuals or groups to determine which of your local records have corresponding records in the Family Tree of new.FamilySearch.org. During the individual matching process, you can identify duplicate records in nFS and combine them. The Group Sync process is the quick way to determine which of your local records already exist in the Family Tree of nFS.
  • Import/Export. With the click of a mouse, import individuals and families from nFS into your local file, or export individuals and families from your local file into nFS. No more need to use GEDCOM to transfer information from your local file into nFS.
  • Clean nFS. Easily identify and combine duplicates in the Family Tree of nFS. You can do this while initially matching individuals and groups between your records and nFS, or you can later look for additional duplicates after your records are already matched.
  • Synchronize Individuals. Compare individuals in your database side-by-side with the corresponding individuals in nFS, and synchronize information between your file and the Family Tree with the click of a mouse. Be able to quickly transfer information you find in nFS to your local records and quickly transfer your own research into the corresponding records in nFS without having to re-type.
  • Synchronize Families. Compare families in your file side-by-side with the corresponding families in nFS as you update your families with any additional information in the Family Tree, and update the Family Tree with information from your file. While you are examining families, you will often notice duplicate parents, spouses or children in the Family Tree of nFS. These can be easily combined.
  • Get Ancestors. Import ancestors from the Family Tree into your existing file or create a new file with ancestral lines from the Family Tree. All LDS Ordinances will be brought into your local file from nFS if you have the LDS options turned on. This feature remains active even if you never register your copy of AQ 12.1.
  • Identify Matched Records. New columns in the Name List let you sort by nFS ID to help you identify which individuals have been linked to nFS and which have not. Also, as you work with your family tree in the Pedigree and Family views, each record that has been matched with nFS has a mark by the name.
  • LDS Ordinances. Easily check your records with missing ordinances against the corresponding records in nFS to see whether the LDS Ordinances have been completed, and with the click of a mouse, update your records. If nFS is missing ordinance information that you have in your file, simply select your ordinance data and send it to nFS to get their records accurate.
  • Check for Changes. Quickly check matched records to see if any additional changes have been made in the nFS records.
  • Unlink. If you find a match is wrong between your local record and the corresponding record in nFS, you can easily unlink the records. Or, if you no longer want your records associated with the corresponding records in nFS, you can quickly unlink a group of records or all records in your file.
  • Deleting Individuals. If you have accidentally added a person to nFS, AQ gives you the tools to remove that record from the Family Tree of nFS.

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